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Meissa Lin is a partner at Righi Fitch Law Group. She is an AV Peer Review Rated attorney. Her practice includes the representation of individuals, businesses, and municipalities in tort and contract litigation, primarily in the areas of construction defects, general liability, personal injury, premises liability, and product liability. Ms. Lin has been honored as a 2012 through 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star. She was honored as a top valley attorney in construction law by North Valley Magazine in 2013. She received her J.D. and B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona.
Ms. Lin has been a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) since 2007. She is a member of the Women in the Law, Construction Law, Diversity, and Retail and Hospitality committees. She is the 2015 DRI Construction Law membership Chair and the 2015 DRI Diversity for Success Seminar Vice Chair and Expo Chair.
Ms. Lin was elected the 2012-2013 Treasuerer and 2011-2012 Secretary for the Arizona State Bar YLD. She was also elected and re-elected as a 2008-2010 and 2010-2011 YLD District 4 Representative for the State Bar of Arizona. She has participated in the State Bar YLD Maricopa County Holiday Party for foster children since 2008. She was co-chair of the 2009 and 2010 Maricopa County Holiday Party Committee.
Ms. Lin served as the 2010-2012 chair and board member of the Maricopa County Bar Association's Construction Law Section. She has been on the board since 2008, and previously served as the 2009 vice-chair. She also served on the board of the Maricopa County Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) in 2009 as part of the Domestic Violence Committee and as a liaison for the Arizona Asian American Bar Association (AAABA).
She served as a 2011-2013 board member of AAABA. She has been involved with the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (AADC) since 2007 and was the 2009-2011 vice president and board member of the AADC YLD. She is a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), and has been on the annual planning and marketing committee for “Women in the Law: The Seminar for Legal and Business Innovators” since 2009. She is a member of the Arizona Women's Law Association (AWLA), and a former member of the Thurgood Marshall Inn of Court.
She was a board member of the Women's Metropolitan Arts Council (WoMAC) of the Phoenix Art Museum, and previously served as the 2010-2011 president, 2009-2010 vice president of membership and the 2008-2009 secretary. She has been a volunteer for the Wills for Heroes program and the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education. She was honored as the December 2011 Volunteer of the Month by the Phoenix Art Museum. Prior to moving to Phoenix, she received the 2006 Pro Bono Service Award from Mohave County Community Legal Services.
Languages Spoken: Spanish, Taiwanese
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Southwest Superlawyers Rising Star||Southwest Super Lawyers||2015|
|Southwest Super Lawyer Rising Star||Southwest Super Lawyers||2014|
|Southwest Super Lawyer Rising Star||Southwest Super Lawyers||2013|
|2013 Western Region Inaugural Hot List||Lawyers of Color||2013|
|AV Preeminent 4.8 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Southwest Super Lawyer Rising Star||Southwest Super Lawyers||2012|
|Volunteer of the Month (December)||Phoenix Art Museum||2011|
|Pro Bono Service Award||Community Legal Services (Mohave County)||2006|
|Associate Attorney||Turley Swan Childers Righi & Torrens||2006 - 2009|
|Associate Attorney||The Law Offices of Lenkowsky Bidwell & Kelley||2005 - 2006|
|Law Clerk for the Honorable Paul Tang||Pima County Superior Court||2004 - 2004|
|Law Clerk||Gary D. Yanker||2003 - 2004|
|Summer Extern||Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office||2002 - 2002|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Defense Research Institute, Diversity Committee||Diversity Seminar Co-Chair and Expo Chair||2015 - 2015|
|Defense Research Institute||Diversity Expo Co-Chair||2014 - 2014|
|Maricopa County Bar Association, Litigation Section||Board member||2012 - Present|
|Maricopa County Bar Association, Construction Law Section||Board Member||2012 - 2013|
|State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers Division||Treasurer||2012 - 2013|
|Arizona Asian American Bar Association||Board Member||2011 - 2013|
|Women's Metropolitan Arts Council||Board Member||2011 - 2012|
|State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers Division||Secretary||2011 - 2012|
|Maricopa County Bar Association, Construction Law Section||Chair||2011 - 2012|
|Women's Metropolitan Arts Council||President||2010 - 2011|
|Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Young Lawyers Division||Vice President||2009 - 2010|
|Arizona Thurgood Marshall American Inn of Court||Member||2009 - 2012|
|Maricopa County Bar Association, Construction Law Section||Vice Chair||2009 - 2010|
|State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers Division||District 4 Representative||2008 - 2011|
|Defense Research Institute||Member||2007 - Present|
|Arizona Women Lawyers Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|DRI Sharing Success Newsletter||Rainmaking Essentials: A Candid Conversation with Industry Decision Makers and Successful Female Rainmakers||2012|
|DRI Sharing Success Newsletter||Women Leaders in the Law: An Intergenerational Perspective on Long-Term Legal Careers and the Importance of Mentoring||2012|
|E-Common Def.||A Recent Extrapolation Ruling in Arizona Construction Defect Cases and Its Implications for the Defense of Extrapolation in Construction Defect Cases||2007|
|University of Arizona College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of Arizona||Molecular and Cellular Biology||BS - Bachelor of Science||2001|
|Construction Claims & Litigation Second National Forum||Nuances of the Economic Loss Rule in Different Jurisdictions, How Owners Can Recover Damages From Subcontractors With/Without a Contract, and Insurance Coverage Issues for Contractual Liability Exclusions||2015|
|Defense Research Institute, Construction Law Committee||Whose Claim and Defense Is It Anyway? Subcontractor Defense||2014|
|Arizona Association of Defense Council||Ladder Down: Leadership, Business Development and Mentoring for Women||2012|
|Litigation Basics for the Civil Defense Associate||Networking and Marketing for the Young Lawyer||2010|
|State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention||Legal and Practical Considerations for Board Service and Recent Developments in Non-Profit Governance||2009|