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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

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  1. Litigation: 100%
    10 years

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Righi Fitch Law Group

2111 E. Highland Ave
Suite B440
Phoenix, AZ, 85016


AZActive 200504/25/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Southwest Superlawyers Rising StarSouthwest Super Lawyers2015
Southwest Super Lawyer Rising StarSouthwest Super Lawyers2014
Southwest Super Lawyer Rising StarSouthwest Super Lawyers2013
2013 Western Region Inaugural Hot ListLawyers of Color2013
AV Preeminent 4.8 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Southwest Super Lawyer Rising StarSouthwest Super Lawyers2012
Volunteer of the Month (December)Phoenix Art Museum2011
Pro Bono Service AwardCommunity Legal Services (Mohave County)2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyTurley Swan Childers Righi & Torrens2006 - 2009
Associate AttorneyThe Law Offices of Lenkowsky Bidwell & Kelley2005 - 2006
Law Clerk for the Honorable Paul TangPima County Superior Court2004 - 2004
Law ClerkGary D. Yanker2003 - 2004
Summer ExternLos Angeles County Public Defender's Office2002 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maricopa County Bar Association, Litigation SectionBoard member2012 - Present
Arizona Women Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember2007 - Present
Defense Research InstituteWomen in the Law Diversity and Inclusion Vice Chair2016 - 2016
Defense Research InstituteDiversity for Success Seminar Chair2016 - 2016
Defense Research Institute, Diversity CommitteeDiversity Seminar Co-Chair and Expo Chair2015 - 2015
Defense Research InstituteConstruction Law Membership Chair2015 - 2016
Defense Research InstituteDiversity Expo Co-Chair2014 - 2014
Maricopa County Bar Association, Construction Law SectionBoard Member2012 - 2013
State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers DivisionTreasurer2012 - 2013
Arizona Asian American Bar AssociationBoard Member2011 - 2013
Women's Metropolitan Arts CouncilBoard Member2011 - 2012
State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers DivisionSecretary2011 - 2012
Maricopa County Bar Association, Construction Law SectionChair2011 - 2012
Women's Metropolitan Arts CouncilPresident2010 - 2011
Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Young Lawyers DivisionVice President2009 - 2010
Arizona Thurgood Marshall American Inn of CourtMember2009 - 2012
Maricopa County Bar Association, Construction Law SectionVice Chair2009 - 2010
State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers DivisionDistrict 4 Representative2008 - 2011
Publication nameTitleDate
DRI Sharing Success NewsletterRainmaking Essentials: A Candid Conversation with Industry Decision Makers and Successful Female Rainmakers2012
DRI Sharing Success NewsletterWomen Leaders in the Law: An Intergenerational Perspective on Long-Term Legal Careers and the Importance of Mentoring2012
E-Common Def.A Recent Extrapolation Ruling in Arizona Construction Defect Cases and Its Implications for the Defense of Extrapolation in Construction Defect Cases2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of ArizonaMolecular and Cellular BiologyBS - Bachelor of Science2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Construction Claims & Litigation Second National ForumNuances 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 Exclusions2015
Defense Research Institute, Construction Law CommitteeWhose Claim and Defense Is It Anyway? Subcontractor Defense2014
Arizona Association of Defense CouncilLadder Down: Leadership, Business Development and Mentoring for Women2012
Litigation Basics for the Civil Defense AssociateNetworking and Marketing for the Young Lawyer2010
State Bar of Arizona Annual ConventionLegal and Practical Considerations for Board Service and Recent Developments in Non-Profit Governance2009