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R. Scott Long | H and L

214 Capitol St.
Charleston, WV 25301

Tel: (304) 346-5500
Direct: (304) 346-4622
Fax: (304) 346-5515
Email: scott@handl.com

R. Scott Long, Founding Partner, has a broad-based litigation practice. His primary areas of practice include product liability, personal injury, medical malpractice, toxic tort, coverage litigation, and asbestos defense. He briefed and argued Bowers v. Westinghouse, a notable medical monitoring case. He serves both plaintiffs and defendants, including individuals, privately held entities, and Fortune 100 companies. He has extensive experience handling class action litigation. He also has a substantial practice as a mediator.  Long was a senior editor of West Virginia Law Review and senior editor of the National Coal Issue.  He has also been recognized by several national publications including, Chambers, USA, Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and Litigation Magazine in the area of Corporate Litigation.  He currently serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Charleston.

His experience asa litigator has made him a sought after mediator by both the Plaintiff and Defense Bars.   He is a proud member of the West Virginia chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. The academy is the premier association for experienced civil alternative dispute resolution practitioners.

Education

  • J.D., West Virginia University College of Law, 1983
  • B.A., Wake Forest University, 1980

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court, Southern District of West Virginia
  • United States District Court, Northern District of West Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Claims

Affiliations

  • West Virginia State Bar Association
  • Kanawha County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • Board of Trustees, The University of Charleston

Representative Cases

  • Ohio Power Co. v. Dearborn Mid-West Conveyor Co. (N.D.W.Va. June 29, 2012
  • Felman Prod. v Indus. Risk Insurers (S.D.W.Va. December 9, 2010)
  • Kahle v. APP Pharmaceuticals, LLC, 2010 WL 3394079 (N.D.W.Va. August 26, 2010)
  • Mt. Hawley Ins. Co. v. Felman Production, Inc., 269 F.R.D. 609 (S.D.W.Va. August 19, 2010)
  • Hamrick v. A & I Co., 2009 WL 1077930 (S.D.W.Va. April 20, 2009)
  • Mid-State Sur. Corp. v. Thrasher Engineering, Inc., 575 F.Supp.2d 731 (S.D.W.Va. June 03, 2008)
  • Ashworth v. Albers Medical, Inc., 410 F.Supp.2d 471 (S.D.W.Va. August 23, 2005)
  • Ashworth v. Albers Medical, Inc., 395 F.Supp.2d 395 (S.D.W.Va. July 25, 2005)
  • Thomas v. Wyeth, 2005 WL 3754203 (S.D.W.Va. June 16, 2005)
  • Roberts v. Anchor Packing Co., 2005 WL 1201212 (S.D.W.Va. May 19, 2005)
  • M/V DREMA G. WOODS v. Johnson, 97 Fed.Appx. 449 (4th Cir.(W.Va.) May 27, 2004)
  • In re Tobacco Litig. (Med. Monitoring Cases), 215 W. Va. 476 (May 6, 2004)
  • In re West Virginia Asbestos Litigation, 592 S.E.2d 818 (W.Va. December 04, 2003)
  • Blankenship v. Ethicon, Inc., 2003 WL 25533762 (S.D.W.Va. November 06, 2003)
  • Bradley v. Sunbeam Corp., 2003 WL 21982038 (N.D.W.Va. August 04, 2003)
  • In re Madison Coal & Supply Co., Inc., 321 F.Supp.2d 809 (S.D.W.Va. June 24, 2003)
  • State ex rel. Mobil Corp. v. Gaughan, 563 S.E.2d 419 (W.Va. April 25, 2002)
  • State ex rel. Allman v. MacQueen, 551 S.E.2d 369 (W.Va. July 06, 2001)
  • Childers Oil Co., Inc. v. Exxon Corp., 960 F.2d 1265 (4th Cir.(W.Va.) April 03, 1992)
  • Cline v. White, 393 S.E.2d 923 (W.Va. May 21, 1990)
  • Costoplos v. Piedmont Aviation, Inc., 399 S.E.2d 654 (W.Va. April 12, 1990)
  • Cardinal Constr. Co. v. Besmec, Inc., 701 F. Supp. 1274 (S.D.W.Va. August 25, 1988)
  • State v. Clark, 175 W.Va. 58 (June 3, 1985)

Affiliations

  • SuperLawyers, 2007-Present

Community Involvement

  • University of Charleston, Member of the Board of Trustees
  • Director, West Virginia Wildcats Basketball Organization
  • Past Board of Governors Member, Berry Hills Country Club
  • West Virginia Chapter – National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

Publications/Presentations

  • West Virginia Class Action and Mass Torts
  • Multi-Plaintiff Litigation in West Virginia
  • Co-authored: Evidentiary Issues in Mass Tort Litigation
  • DRI – Asbestos Personal Injury Litigation Seminar – November 21-22, 1996
  • The “Peripheral” Asbestos Defendant: Confronting Dartez Allegations and the Phantom of Product Exposure