April 18, 2008
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Walter W. Messenger
Why did you decide to become an attorney?
I became a lawyer to represent individuals against insurance companies. As a law clerk for several lawyers with varying practice areas, I found plaintiff's trial work to be my calling. It is exciting and challenging. I love my job and I believe it shows in the results I obtain for my clients.
What experiences help you to be a better attorney?
Working with and for some of the best plaintiff trial lawyers in the city inspired me to want to do the same. I am a U.S. Navy Veteran. I spent four years in the Navy after high school. The Navy provided me discipline and a work ethic that carried over to my current career. That experience helps me do a terrific job for my clients.
What made you choose your primary area of law?
Plaintiff's litigation allows an attorney to be in the courtroom trying cases. I like it there. Further, I like the people I represent. It is challenging and rewarding to fight the insurance industry.
What makes your law firm unique?
I relate to my clients. I return phone calls. I am available to my clients whenever they need me. Further, I take on many challenging cases that other lawyers may be hesitant to take.
Describe your ideal client.
My ideal client is one that understands that I have their best interests at heart. I like my clients to be involved. I like to communicate with them regularly. If I know that my client cares about their case, it makes it easier for me to represent their interests.
Describe your personal interests and hobbies.
I love to run, lift weights and dine out. I love to get away when I can with my wife to explore other areas in the country. West Virginia is my favorite places. I love the mountains and it is nice to go there since I am originally from the Huntington area.
Describe your charitable activities.
I have been a member of the Big Brother/Big Sister Association of Franklin County since 1994. Last year, I was the instructor for the Thomas Worthington high school trial advocacy team. We made it to the state semi finals.