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Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney
in New Haven, Connecticut

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Jason W. Messina

Principal Attorney

Attorney Jason Messina obtained his Juris Doctor from Western New England University School of Law. Before founding the Law Office of J.W. Messina, he worked for other reputable law firms in Connecticut and gained valuable experience in a variety of different areas of law. Today, his practice focuses on providing individuals and families of New Haven with high-quality legal services in the areas of criminal defense, DUI and traffic defense, and personal injury. Outside of the office in his free time, he enjoys skiing, scuba diving, boating and spending time with his family, especially his son, Jacob.


Committed to Offering Honest Legal Analysis

No matter what legal issue you're dealing with, you can count on attorney Messina to determine your best option.

Compassionate Counsel

Regardless of the circumstances, you'll be treated with respect and dignity as we work through your case. We understand the stress and anxiety you're facing — and we're here to alleviate that stress, not add to it.

Dedicated Service

Questions and concerns aren't limited to normal business hours, and neither is our availability. We strive to always be accessible and responsive in a timely manner to give you peace of mind knowing your case is in good hands.

Transparent Advice

From the initial consultation, attorney Messina will be upfront about the state of your case, your available options, and whether or not his knowledge and skills can make a difference for the outcome of your case.

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Newsworthy Case Result

Victory Defending Torrick Maragh

In a top charge of murder, Attorney Messina served as co-counsel to defend Torrick Maragh. He secured a Not-Guilty verdict on the following charges:

a) Intentional manslaughter in the first degree with a firearm
b) Reckless indifference manslaughter in the first degree with a firearm
c) Manslaughter in the second degree with a firearm


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Providing Guidance & Support to Help You Move Forward

Facing criminal charges is a serious matter that should never be taken lightly. As an experienced criminal defense attorney, Jason Messina understands that just because you've been charged doesn't mean you're guilty. He takes the time to learn the details surrounding your case, including the evidence that's been collected against you and your side of the story.

Whether you've been charged with a drug crime, weapons offense, domestic violence incident, or white-collar crime, the Law Office of J.W. Messina is prepared to help you through the legal process. Attorney Messina outlines a personalized strategy and strong defense to work towards the most favorable outcome for you. No matter what you're up against, you deserve to have your rights protected. We'll fight on your behalf to ensure your side of the story gets heard and you receive fair treatment by the justice system.

Your case has unique needs, which is why you need an attorney who will tailor their services to your situation. At the Law Office of J.W. Messina, we'll do just that. Regardless of what brings you to our firm, you can trust attorney Messina to represent your interests at every stage of the legal process. When you need reliable representation in New Haven, Connecticut — he's here for you.

Don't risk the outcome of your case by taking on your situation alone. Jason Messina has helped individuals and families through matters of criminal defense, DUI charges, filing for workers' compensation, other personal injury cases as well. As a criminal defense and personal injury attorney, his knowledge and skillset can make a difference for you. Don't wait to seek the help you need to move forward. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation and put his experience on your side.