fighting for what is right

& Determined


Attorney Messinger is an enthusiastic, empathetic, determined and fierce attorney who will bring these qualities and her outstanding courtroom experience to every aspect of your case.

Attorney Messinger is an enthusiastic, empathetic, determined and fierce attorney who will bring these qualities and her outstanding courtroom experience to every aspect of your case.

Attorney Shana R. Messinger was born and raised in Dallas, Pennsylvania. Shana attended college at Misericordia University, where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Upon graduating from Misericordia University, Shana attended the Widener University Commonwealth Law School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where she was awarded Best Oral Argument and was a finalist in the Trial Advocacy Competition.

Shana has worked as a Prosecutor in the Luzerne County District Attorney’s Office where she prosecuted hundreds of violent felonies, homicides and assaults with a focus on domestic and child sexual abuse crimes. Currently, Attorney Messinger is a part-time Assistant County Solicitor for the Luzerne County Office of Law where she represents Luzerne County in a variety of legal issues.

Locally, Shana is a member of the Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association. Attorney Messinger is also very active in charitable and community related matters. Presently, she serves on the board of directors for the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, and is also a member of the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre’s Community Advisory Board. 



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- Jesus Suriel

"I highly recommend Shana as your attorney. She has the knowledge of the law and will defend your case with a great attitude and determination to give you justice. She is always able to help and answer any questions or concerns. Thank you Shana Messinger for a great experience!"

- scott hadsall

"I was represented by Attorney Messinger. She was very dedicated to my situation, very knowledgeable, and most importantly prompt, with excellent service and care. Great with returning phone calls as well, giving me peace of mind. I highly recommend this attorney."

- Katie G

"Attorney Messinger was there in my time of need and assured me every step of the way. She answered the many questions I had with no hesitation. I admire her composure, work ethic, and most of all excellent representation. She fights hard and gets the job done! If you need an attorney, who will fight for your, Attorney Messinger is the attorney for you!"

Attorney Shana R. Messinger understands that facing criminal charges can be one of the most stressful and challenging times in a person's life. Attorney Shana R. Messinger is here to provide you with aggressive and effective legal representation. Attorney Shana R. Messinger believes in protecting her clients’ rights and ensuring that they receive a fair and just outcome. Whether you are facing charges for traffic citations, DUI/DWI, drug offenses, assault, theft, sex crimes, or any other criminal offense, Attorney Shana R. Messinger is here to fight for you every step of the way.
With numerous years of experience in criminal prosecution, Attorney Shana R. Messinger has a deep understanding of the legal system and knows how to properly navigate complex cases. Attorney Messinger will meticulously investigate every aspect of your case, analyze evidence, and craft tactical defense strategies tailored to your specific situation.

If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, don't wait to seek legal representation. Contact Attorney Shana R. Messinger today to schedule a consultation and learn how she can defend your rights and fight for your freedom.

criminal defense


Attorney Shana R. Messinger understands that family law issues can be emotionally challenging, and she strives to offer personalized solutions tailored to meet your unique needs and goals. Attorney Shana R. Messinger prioritizes open communication, transparency, and advocacy for the clients’ best interests. Whether through negotiation, mediation or litigation, Attorney Shana R. Messinger is prepared to advocate fiercely for you and your family to achieve the most favorable outcome.



Areas of Expertise Include:
  • Divorce
  • Division of Property
  • Child Support
  • Child Custody /Visitation
  • Spousal Support
  • Protection From Abuse (PFA)
  • Paternity
  • Adoption

Outside of criminal cases, there is nothing more overwhelming than dealing with family law matters. Attorney Shana R. Messinger considers the relationship between a parent and child to be of the utmost importance. Whether you are facing a complex divorce settlement, seeking custody of your children or exploring options for adoption, Attorney Shana R. Messinger is committed to providing compassionate and knowledgeable legal guidance every step of the way.


personal injury

Whether you've been involved in a car crash, slip and fall incident, workplace accident, or any other type of injury-causing event, Attorney Shana R. Messinger is dedicated to advocating for your rights and helping you seek the compensation you deserve. Attorney Shana R. Messinger believes that every individual deserves fair treatment and access to justice, especially during times of physical, emotional, and financial distress.
Areas of Expertise Include:
  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Slip and Fall Injuries
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Wrongful Death



Don't navigate the complexities of personal injury claims alone. Let Attorney Shana R. Messinger be your trusted legal partner in seeking justice and fair compensation. Contact Attorney Shana R. Messinger today for a free consultation, and let her help you move forward with confidence.

landlord / tenant

Areas of Expertise Include:
  • Lease Agreements and Disputes
  • Eviction Proceedings
  • Rent Increases and Rent Control
  • Security Deposit Disputes
  • Habitability and Repairs
  • Discrimination and Fair Housing Issues
  • Subletting and Lease Assignments
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution



As a tenant, you can face challenges ranging from unlawful eviction attempts to substandard living conditions. Whether you need help negotiating lease terms, contesting eviction notices, pursuing rent abatement for uninhabitable conditions, or seeking compensation for damages, Attorney Messinger will strive to ensure that you are treated fairly and that your legal rights are protected throughout the tenancy.
As a landlord, protecting your property and ensuring compliance with the law is paramount. Attorney Shana R. Messinger can assist you in drafting and reviewing lease agreements, navigating eviction proceedings, handling security deposit disputes, and addressing property maintenance issues. 

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community outreach

Community outreach is a vital aspect of Attorney Shana R. Messinger's commitment to making a positive impact beyond her core legal services. Attorney Shana R. Messinger believes in actively engaging with and supporting the many local community initiatives and fostering meaningful connections to promote well-being and growth.

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