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David J. Messina

Adjunct Professor of Law

David J. Messina
David J. Messina

As an Adjunct Professor teaching Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy for the last thirteen years at Loyola University Law School, David J. Messina brings a unique perspective to the presentation and explanation of complex bankruptcy matters to clients.  He has nearly 30 years of experience representing a broad base of clients in connection with problem credits, w, Chapter 11 reorganizations, and liquidation proceedings.

David has been a frequent speaker at bankruptcy law seminars, including multiple appearances as a speaker at the Annual Bankruptcy Law Seminar presented by the Louisiana bankruptcy judges and sponsored by the Louisiana State University Center for Continuing Professional Development. He has a comprehensive knowledge of the Bankruptcy Code and extensive experience in bankruptcy court litigation. He has successfully represented a broad base of clients in connection with federal and state court insolvency proceedings.  A considerable part of David’s practice also involves the representation of Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy trustees in connection with all aspects of their administration of bankruptcy estates.

David has successfully negotiated on behalf of clients with various governmental entities, including the IRS, HCFA (now CMS), MARAD, the PBGC, and the Louisiana Department of Revenue and Taxation.

During law school at Loyola University, David was a member of the Board of Editors of Loyola Law Review.  He served as law clerk to the Honorable Louis M. Phillips, Judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.


B.M., Loyola University , 1984; M.B.A, Loyola University, 1987; J.D., Loyola University, 1987

Classes Taught

Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy