Irene McLafferty

Title: Partner
Company: Messa and Associates
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Irene McLafferty, Partner at Messa and Associates, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in litigation.

With more than 25 years of professional experience, Ms. McLafferty is a partner with Messa and Associates. In this role, she has tried, arbitrated, and mediated hundreds of cases involving serious and catastrophic injury, achieving tens of millions of dollars for clients who have been harmed by malpractice. Prior to obtaining her current position, she was chief of the juvenile division at the Montgomery County, PA, District Attorney Office, having been an assistant district attorney. Earlier in her career, she was a law clerk for Judge G. Craig Lord for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

Ms. McLafferty was inspired to pursue a career in the field from an early age, having come from a family of lawyers. She was further encouraged by her attorney father, and she had a love for helping victims gain justice in the system. She has been admitted to practice in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as before the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey and the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, and the Supreme Courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

A respected voice in her areas of interest, Ms. McLafferty has been affiliated with a number of professional organizations. She is a member of Super Lawyers, the American Bar Association, and the American Association for Justice. She has also been active with the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. She is a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association, the Montgomery County Inn of Court, and the J. Willard O’Brien American Inn of Court.

Throughout her career, Ms. McLafferty has been recognized for her contributions. She has received numerous awards and accolades for her achievements. Named a Pennsylvania Rising Star, she was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer eight times.

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