Joe Dougherty and co-host Frank Ciprero, partner at Pond Lehocky, are joined by Dr. Bruce Grossinger and Attorney Joe Messa of Messa & Associates.
Frank N. Ciprero graduated from Dickinson College in 1995 with a B.A. in Anthropology. In 1998, he earned a law degree from The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University. He served as a legal intern for the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General in the Medicaid Fraud Control Division. He then became a Senior Associate with a mid-sized defense firm handling Workers’ Compensation and general liability defense litigation in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. With over five years of experience in Workers’ Compensation, he then joined a leading regional firm, where he focused his practice exclusively on Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law.
In June 2010, he joined Pond Lehocky, where he continues to focus his practice on Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law and protecting the rights of injured workers as a Partner.
Mr. Ciprero has been admitted to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He now specializes exclusively in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law, and is certified as a specialist in the practice of Workers’ Compensation Law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Law Section as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He is very active in the community as a member of the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Montgomery County Bar Associations. He is a member of both the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. He has been a guest lecturer at Villanova University School of Law in the area of Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law.
Joseph L. Messa, Jr. is the Founding Partner of Messa & Associates, P.C. He is an AV-rated attorney (highest rating available), listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Mr. Messa has represented clients across the nation and has received seven- and eight-figure verdicts and settlements in catastrophic injury litigation involving medical malpractice, products liability, transportation accidents, construction and workplace injuries, fire, defective pharmaceuticals and medical devices, and other fields of complex personal injury. Mr. Messa also serves the legal community by presenting lectures on medical malpractice, products liability, managed care liability, drugs and medical devices, and transportation accidents.
Mr. Messa was born and raised in the Germantown section of the city and got an early lesson in the virtues of hard work by working with his father on weekends with different construction projects. He grew up in a union household, where his father at different times was a member of the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), Railroad Trains Workers Union, and AFSCME, while employed for 30 years by Penn Dot. He attended Chestnut Hill Academy and worked his way through college and law school with a house painting business he founded. He began his legal education as an honors graduate of Tulane University in 1984,and went on to graduate cum laude from Temple University School of Law in 1988, where he was honored with the Horace Stern Award for Excellence in Products Liability and the American Jurisprudence Award for Products Liability.
Dr. Bruce Grossinger graduated magna cum laude from Lehigh University in 1981. In June 1985 he graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, interning at Philadelphia’s Metropolitan Hospital. He later served as chief resident in the neurology department of The New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. He has worked with many Philadelphia-area hospitals including Taylor, Crozer Chester, Riddle, Springfield, and Christiana Hospitals, among others.
Dr. Grossinger has board certifications in a wide range of medical specialties, training for many years in neurology and later in pain medicine and psychiatry. He is also board certified in electrodiagnostic medicine and as an independent medical evaluator.
The Sports Doc is continuously working to broaden his knowledge of cutting-edge medicine and has been assisting Dr. Philippe Hernigou, the world’s leading stem cell practitioner, specifically for that purpose
Many patients may know Dr. Grossinger better as “Bruce the Sports Doc” through his many years covering Philadelphia teams on ESPN Radio and VoiceAmerica. Bruce is a die-hard Philly fan and long-time Eagles and Sixers season ticket-holder. He is also very family oriented, balancing his time as a doctor and radio personality with his home life as a husband and father of two.