Paul Messina Jr.


Paul advises clients and in-house counsel in litigation arising under the:

  • Truth in Lending Act
  • Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Florida Consumer Collections Practices Act
  • Fair Debt Collections Practices Act
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Paul manages a portfolio of highly-litigated appellate, federal, state, and bankruptcy court cases focused in the areas of consumer banking, bankruptcy, finance, and real estate litigation, where he:

  • collaborates extensively with in-house counsel to develop and implement litigation, settlement, trial, and appellate strategies in order to minimize risk and future exposure
  • advises business units regarding a variety of business, statutory, regulatory, and contractual issues
  • drafts pleadings, discovery, briefs, memos, motions, contracts, deeds, settlement agreements, and other legal documents necessary to achieve favorable resolutions
  • conducts legal research to obtain answers to complex issues of law or facts
  • handles bench trials, motion hearings, evidentiary hearings, and mediations

During law school, Paul served as president of the Business Law Society, was a member of the Phi Delta Phi honors fraternity, and received the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award.

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Paul provides pro bono legal assistance in the family law clinic at the Bar Area Legal Services – Volunteer Lawyers Program.



  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida


  • Florida State University, BS
  • Stetson University College of Law, JD
  • Stetson University, MBA