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Our Lawyers Have 150 Years of Collective Experience

We live in a competitive and litigious society. In our personal and professional lives, we deal with situations that can threaten everything we have worked so hard to accomplish, and in these challenging times we need to find reliable, skilled counsel.

At Messina & Hankin, our Murrieta and Newport Beach business attorneys are highly experienced and have diverse backgrounds in finance, real estate, and business to provide the range of quality representation our clients deserve. Serving individuals and businesses across Orange County and Riverside County, our lawyers utilize 150 years of collective experience and collaborate to provide the most effective counsel. We take pride in our knowledge as well as our commitment to excellence in every single case we take on. You can count on aggressive yet strategic representation when you work with Messina & Hankin.

Every attorney at our firm has over 25 years of individual legal experience. Two of our attorneys, Theodore M. Hankin and Evan Smith, each have over 35 years of experience. Our attorneys are also licensed and trained in fields relevant to their legal practice. Mr. Hankin is well-versed as a former accountant and Mr. Messina is licensed real estate broker. Our attorneys are recognized by peers and the community for providing top-notch advocacy in their fields.

Through every stage of business formation, planning, and litigation, Messina & Hankin is positioned to deliver results. Our other primary practice areas include real estate law, estate planning, probate and trust litigation, employment law, and bankruptcy and tax litigation. We have been serving clients in California for over 30 years.

Take this opportunity to learn more about our lawyers. Contact us online or give us a call at (951) 363-2134 to arrange a consultation and a review of your case at our Murrieta or Newport Beach office.

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Quotes from Our Clients

  • “I highly recommend Ted for helping me with what could be considered a difficult case. H”

    Lisa C.

  • “He takes the time to explain legal jargon and terms on a level that is easy to understand. His experience and professional nature comes through when working with him.”

    Kerri K.

  • “ If you enter into a business contract and want an attorney that has 100% of your best interests in mind to protect you and has the knowledge to do it, John is the person to do just that.”


  • “I highly recommend Mr. Messina for anyone's legal service needs.”


  • “Theodore Hankin helped me with my father's probate.”

    Allison Molloy B.

  • “ He has the unique ability to show strength and compassion at the same time, while instilling confidence in his professionalism, knowledge, and technical abilities. ”


  • “Evan looked past the superficial and “easy” paths, and took the time to do true legal research and analysis to help us win.”

    Yvette H.

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