H&L’s Long, Bailey respectively recognized as “Lawyer of the Year”​


Charleston, WV, United States, August 19, 2021 — Hendrickson & Long PLLC attorneys R. Scott Long and Gene Bailey was recently recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” for Bet-the-Company Litigation (Long), and for Litigation – Construction (Bailey). These top-tier distinctions further solidify Hendrickson & Long’s Tier 1 Bet-the-Company Litigation firm in Charleston, West Virginia.

These three awards from Best Lawyers® demonstrate what Hendrickson & Long’s clients have known for over 25 years: when facing the prospect of complex, high-stakes litigation, Hendrickson & Long and its lawyers, including Long and Bailey, have been recognized as the go-to firm for the best results.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.

Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

In addition to the “Lawyer of the Year” award, R. Scott Long was also listed in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the following practice areas:

• Commercial Litigation

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.


Founding Partner R. Scott Long is a highly competitive litigator with the ability to relate to clients and juries alike. He and David K. Hendrickson started Hendrickson & Long, PLLC to establish a litigation boutique firm consisting of attorneys with true trial experience who are driven to obtain superior client results.

Throughout his extensive career, Scott has developed a reputation as a go-to civil litigator in West Virginia (WV). Scott serves both plaintiffs and defendants in his broad-based litigation practice, from individuals and privately held entities to Fortune 100 companies. Scott is also an astute mediator, as his experience as a litigator has made him a sought-after mediator by both the plaintiff and defense bars.


Gene Bailey brings distinguished academic, military, and professional experience to any matter along with strong national recognition as a top-notch attorney.

An honor graduate of the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General School. Gene focuses on construction law and construction law litigation, including fidelity and surety issues, health and safety matters, and construction defect and delay claims. His practice areas also include labor and employment law, business and commercial law, general civil litigation, personal injury and wrongful death, product liability, and toxic tort and chemical exposure. Gene is also a seasoned arbitrator and mediator.


Hendrickson & Long, P.L.L.C. is located in the heart of downtown Charleston, founded on the premise that a smaller team of highly skilled and experienced attorneys and staff who work well together can offer quality services, resources and expertise more efficiently and at far more competitive rates.


Direct all inquiries to Eric Arnold at earnold@handl.com or 304-414-4350.