As suspenseful as a good novel. Fast-paced as a legal thriller. Full of the twists and turns of a well-written work of fiction. The page-turner Tort Wars by Roger Messer is a true-life account of the trials and epic legal battles of one of Florida’s most successful trial lawyers.
But this is not a book just for lawyers, although any lawyer worth her or his salt will find it hard to put it down. Anyone interested in what it’s really like to receive an unexpected phone call late at night after a long day in court and have to face a sudden legal emergency which requires you to drive across the state to provide urgently needed legal services to desperate clients who have nowhere else to turn should read this book.
–J. Joaquin Fraxedas, author of a NY Times bestseller, The Lonely Crossing of Juan Cabera
Roger Messer is a civil trial lawyer and a native Floridian, who resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Florida State University in 1972. Thereafter, he worked for two years in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force in the Pentagon as a legislative research assistant. He returned to Florida and attended and graduated with a Juris Doctorate degree from Stetson University College of Law in 1977.
He currently practices with his partner and son, Steven in St. Lucie County, Florida. Roger is a veteran of more than 100 civil jury trials who also has appellate experience.
In 1999, the National Trial Lawyers named Roger as one of the top 100 civil plaintiff trial lawyers in the country.
Roger has been married to his wife, Betsey, for 52-years. Fishing is one of Roger’s passions. Roger and Betsey are both active in the Lions Club and also enjoy playing Scrabble with friends.