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Howard Francis Messer

Howard Francis Messer, American lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania 1971, United States District Court (western district) Pennsylvania 1971, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1971, United States Supreme Court 1979.

Background

  • Messer, Howard Francis was born on February 23, 1945 in Pittsburgh. Son of Howard and Eva Louise (Baumgartel) Messer.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Pittsburgh, 1968. Juris Doctor, 1971.

    Career

    • Adjunct professor law, since 1986, University Pittsburgh School Law. Member advisory board Medical Professional Liability Catastrophe Loss Fund of Pennsylvania, since 2002. Board director Patient Safety Authority of Pennsylvania.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania 1971, United States District Court (western district) Pennsylvania 1971, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1971, United States Supreme Court 1979.

    Religion

    Denomination: Presbyterian

    Membership

    Member of American Bar Association, Allegheny County Bar Association (council civil litigation section, professional ethics committee 1995—2002), Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (president 1987), Lawyers for Consumer Rights (board directors since 1987), Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (governor 1983-1996, executive committee since 1987, vice president since 1991, president 1993-1994), Association Trial Lawyers of America (state delegate 1988-1990), Pennsylvania Bar Association, Academy Trial Lawyers Allegheny County (board governors since 1987, president-elect 1990, president 1991), American College Trial Lawyers.

    Connections

    • Married Linda Louise Schurr, March 12, 1977. Children: Matthew Howard, Valerie Annual.
    • father: Howard Messer
    • mother: Eva Louise (Baumgartel) Messer
    • spouse: Linda Louise Schurr
    • children: Matthew Howard Messer
    • Valerie Annual Messer
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    Born February 23, 1945
    (age 72)
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