Amber Long is a partner at Levy Konigsberg LLP where she handles litigation involving asbestos, tobacco and other toxic tort litigation. Ms. Long joined Levy Konigsberg in January, 2006. Her practice focuses on representing clients who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos. Ms. Long has a proven record of recovering substantial awards for asbestos victims through settlements as well as favorable trial verdicts.
Ms. Long has litigated mesothelioma claims in various parts of the country, including New York, Delaware, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Louisiana. She is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and in the District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the District Court of Connecticut and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. As an attorney with license privileges in a number of locations, Ms. Long is able to represent mesothelioma clients throughout the country.
Her work on behalf of victims who have developed serious and often fatal diseases because of the wrongful conduct of other parties has led to significant victories against asbestos manufacturers, tobacco companies and other parties. Many of Ms. Long’s cases have resulted in groundbreaking recoveries for her clients. In December 2014, Ms. Long, as lead counsel, secured the largest jury verdict in the amount of $7.7 million that has been ever been awarded in Syracuse, New York, on behalf of a bus driver who died of mesothelioma after thirty years of asbestos exposure in the bus garage of the school district. In July 2013, Ms. Long was co-counsel in a wrongful death lawsuit against a tobacco company where the plaintiff recovered $5.5 million after the jury determined that the tobacco company failed to warn the defendant about the health risks of smoking cigarettes and their failure to warn resulted in the plaintiff developing lung cancer and later dying.
Ms. Long was recognized by Super Lawyers as a New York Metro Rising Star in 2014 and 2015. She was also selected as a New Jersey Rising Star in 2015 and 2016. Ms. Long has membership in a number of professional associations including the American Association for Justice, the New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Ms. Long graduated from Cornell University in 2002 with a B.A. in psychology. She then attended Brooklyn Law School and graduated magna cum laude in 2005. Ms. Long served as the “Notes and Comments” editor as a member of the Journal of Law and Policy in her third year of law school. After law school, Ms. Long served as a Court Attorney to a judge in the New York City Criminal Court. In this position, she wrote legal opinions and made recommendations on various matters. As an attorney at Levy Konigsberg, Ms. Long has drafted briefs on behalf of the firm and has appeared in the Appellate Division to represent some of the firm’s clients.