Charles A. Messina, Esq.
Attorney Charles A. Messina is a Buffalo native who has lived, studied, and worked in the Western New York area all of his life. Growing up in Hamburg and Boston in the Southtowns, Charles also resided in Tonawanda for nearly 10 years and is intimately familiar with both the Northtowns and Southtowns. He has devoted his legal practice to matrimonial and family law and has established a reputation as a knowledgeable resource and effective advocate for his clients in all matters of divorce, child custody and family court proceedings.
Prior to law school, Mr. Messina served Western New York for approximately 8 years as a paramedic and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from D'Youville College in 2001. He is a Registered Nurse and has represented numerous clients in EMS, Nursing, Emergency Services, Fire Services and Law Enforcement over the years. Mr. Messina received his Juris Doctor in June of 2004 from SUNY at Buffalo law School and was admitted to practice in the Courts of the State of New York in march 2015 after sitting for the New York State Bar Exam.
Following his graduation from UB, Charles initially concentrated in criminal law and served as an intern at the Erie County District Attorney's Office, after which he settled into divorce and family law as an associate attorney at the highly-acclaimed Buffalo law firm of Offermann, Cassano, Greco, Slisz & Adams, LLP. During his five years with the firm, Charles trained directly under trial lawyers Tom Cassano and Joan Adams, both of whom are Fellows of the prestigious American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and well respected by the Western New York Matrimonial Bar.