Attorney Profile


Janna Messina Kiefer

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Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury


Daughter of J. Rodney Messina. Followed his footsteps and attended Southern University Law Center. Has worked for Rodney on and off for over 10 years. Married to Jackson Kiefer.


  • Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • J.D. - 2012
  • Louisiana State University, Batan Rouge, Louisiana
    • B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit


  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Security Devices, 2012

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Criminal Law Clinic at Southern University, Worked Misdemeanor and Felony Cases in the 19th JDC and Bankruptcy Court, 2011 to 2012

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma

Professional Associations

  • Batan Rouge Bar Association, Member, 2012 to 2012
  • Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of Southern Law Center, Vice President, 2011 to 2012
  • Louisiana Bar Association, 2012

Current Employment Position

  • Associate

Past Positions

  • J. Rodney Messina, Runner, Secretary's Assistant and Law Clerk, 2002 to 2012
  • East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s Office, Intern
  • Late Honorable James Brady, Middle District of Louisiana, 2011, Clerk


  • English