R. Scott Long
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 over 20 years ago. Their mutual goal was 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). His primary practice areas include personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, product liability, class action, and toxic tort cases, including asbestos defense. Scott briefed and argued Bower v. Westinghouse Electric Corp., a notable WV case involving medical monitoring.
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 and a proud member of the WV Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. The Academy is the premier association for experienced civil alternative dispute resolution practitioners. His experience as a litigator has made him a sought-after mediator by both the plaintiff and defense bars.
While attending the West Virginia University College of Law, Scott was a senior editor of West Virginia Law Review and senior editor of the National Coal Issue.
Scott’s ability to obtain superior results for his clients has been recognized by several national publications including Chambers, USA; Best Lawyers in America©; Super Lawyers; and Litigation Magazine in the area of Corporate Litigation.
Outside the office, Scott enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, and coaching youth basketball. Scott has served as the Director of the WV Wildcats Select AAU Basketball Program for over 20 years, and he formerly served for several years as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Charleston. Scott enjoys working with kids who aspire to play college basketball.
Arbitration and Mediation, Civil, Personal Injury/Wrongful Death, Product Liability, Toxic Tort
J.D., West Virginia University College of Law, 1983
B.A., Wake Forest University, 1980
Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
United States Court of Federal Claims
Awards and Achievements
Best Lawyers in America, Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation (since 2006)
Chambers USA, Band 1 Rating for Litigation – Mass Tort in West Virginia
Super Lawyers, Products Liability Litigation (since 2007)
Affiliations and Community Involvement
Member, West Virginia State Bar
Member, Kanawha County Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Defense Research Institute
Member, Energy and Mineral Law Foundation
Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, WV Chapter
Member, Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
Former Member, University of Charleston Board of Trustees
Director, WV Wildcats Select AAU Basketball Program
Ohio Power Co. v. Dearborn Mid-West Conveyor Co., Inc., Civil Action No. 5:11CV164 (N.D. W. Va. June 29, 2012)
Kahle v. APP Pharm., LLC, 2010 WL 3394079 (N.D. W. Va. Aug. 26, 2010)
Felman Prod., Inc. v. Indus. Risk Insurers, (S.D. W. Va. Dec. 9, 2010)
Mt. Hawley Ins. Co. v. Felman Prod., Inc., 269 F.R.D. 609 (S.D. W. Va. 2010)
Hamrick v. A & I Co., 2009 WL 1077930 (S.D. W. Va. 2009)
Mid-State Sur. Corp. v. Thrasher Eng’g, Inc., 575 F. Supp. 2d 731 (S.D. W. Va. 2008)
Ashworth v. Albers Med., Inc., 410 F. Supp. 2d 471 (S.D. W. Va. 2005)
Ashworth v. Albers Med., Inc., 395 F. Supp. 2d 395 (S.D. W. Va. 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. 2004)
In re Tobacco Litig. (Med. Monitoring Cases), 215 W. Va. 476 (2004)
Bradley v. Sunbeam Corp., 2003 WL 21982038 (N.D. W. Va. Aug. 04, 2003)
In re West Virginia Asbestos Litig., 592 S.E.2d 818 (W. Va. 2003)
Blankenship v. Ethicon, Inc., 2003 WL 25533762 (S.D. W. Va. Nov. 06, 2003)
In re Madison Coal & Supply Co., Inc., 321 F. Supp. 2d 809 (S.D. W. Va. 2003)
State ex rel. Mobil Corp. v. Gaughan, 563 S.E.2d 419 (W. Va. 2002)
State ex rel. Allman v. MacQueen, 551 S.E.2d 369 (W. Va. 2001)
Childers Oil Co., Inc. v. Exxon Corp., 960 F.2d 1265 (4th Cir. 1992)
Costoplos v. Piedmont Aviation, Inc., 399 S.E.2d 654 (W. Va. 1990)
Cline v. White, 393 S.E.2d 923 (W. Va. 1990)
Cardinal Constr. Co. v. Besmec, Inc., 701 F. Supp. 1274 (S.D. W. Va. 1988)
State v. Clark, 175 W. Va. 58 (1985)
Multi-Plaintiff Litigation in West Virginia
West Virginia Class Action and Mass Torts
Asbestos Personal Injury Litigation Seminar, Defense Research Institute (Nov. 21-22, 1996)
Co-author, Evidentiary Issues in Mass Tort Litigation
The “Peripheral” Asbestos Defendant: Confronting Dartez Allegations and the Phantom of Product Exposure