Scott Messinger - Associate Attorney

Scott Messinger

A Tough and Determined Fighter for Your Defense

As a member of the U.S. Army’s elite special operations forces, the 75th Ranger Regiment, Scott Messinger pledged to “fight harder than any other soldier.” And he brings that same spirit of determination and hard work to defending his clients. In his nearly 20 years of experience in the courtroom, he earned a reputation as a fierce litigator by trying more than 100 criminal cases, from misdemeanors to murder.

Following his military service, Scott pursued an interest in the humanities. He studied literature, philosophy, and history, earning a Ph.D. from the University of Miami. He became an instructor and gave lectures on the works of great authors. Inspired by the universal themes of liberty and the struggle for justice, he decided to study the law.

After earning a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Florida and passing the Bar, he worked as an Assistant Public Defender, protecting the rights of those most vulnerable to an often harsh and unfair justice system. He then went on to represent defendants in private practice. His years of experience as an Assistant State Attorney give him a unique insight into how a prosecutor builds a case – and knowledge of the best way to win justice for his clients.

Scott is a tough, seasoned, and compassionate litigator who understands what’s at stake for a person facing criminal charges. His determination to give each client his undivided attention and utmost effort comes from a sense of responsibility. He knows that each client’s life or
liberty depends on his ability to uphold the pledge he took as an Army Ranger to fight harder than anyone else. He applies the same work ethic and dedication to every case, whether a family law dispute or a civil action.