PATRICK A. LONG, ESQ.

  • Available in Orange County, All of California
  • Available for Mediation, Arbitration, and Private Judging assignments

Introduction

Pat has served the legal community for over 40 years as both a plaintiff and defense attorney, having had approximately 100 jury trials and appellate matters heard. During the last twenty years while serving as a volunteer on behalf of both the Los Angeles and Orange County Superior Courts as well as privately through Judicate West he has conducted over 600 mediations. Through his participation in numerous bar groups, Pat has developed a strong working relationship with leaders and members of both the plaintiff and defense bars which, along with managing several law firms, helped him develop strong people and leadership skills that serve him well as he leads parties toward resolution.One attorney commented, "Pat was extremely thorough. He was well prepared and knew the issues from both sides when we got to mediation. We gave him confidential and sensitive information and with our permission he knew exactly how to present it in a way that led to settlement even though the parties were at two opposite ends of the spectrum when we started. He is thorough, honest and fair. I will definitely use him again." Pat's experience extends from simple personal injury matters to complex business matters, construction claims, product and professional liability, insurance coverage and aviation law. Pat holds both a pilot's license and a motorcycle license and often mediates cases involving such issues. He is also sought after as an arbitrator having earned a great reputation for being honest and a straight shooter.

Specialties

Hobbies & Interests

In his spare time, Pat is currently writing a great American novel based on one of Charlie Parker's missing saxophones. He enjoys reading and all genres of music. He is a retired ice hockey player, and is still a big fan of the sport. Pat loves riding his motorcycle and flying airplanes.

Testimonials

We brought Pat a very difficult, high-exposure, medical malpractice case that contained several very sensitive issues. Pat was able to quickly hone in on the key facts, and identify the issues which he could use to motivate each of the three parties to compromise their respective positions and arrive at a very fair and realistic settlement.
- Prominent Attorney, Irvine, CA

We could not have accomplished as much as we did without Pat's assistance. He is a fantastic mediator and very skilled. I will highly recommend him and keep him in consideration for future mediation services.
- Attorney, Orange County, CA












Experience Summary

Legal Career

  • Founding Partner, Long & Delis (1989 to Present)
  • Partner, Chase Rotchford Drukker & Bogust (1975-89)
  • Associate, Veatch Carlson Dorsey & Quimby (1971-75)
  • Senior Claim Representative, Aetna Casualty & Surety (1966-71)

Education & Professional Affiliations

  • J.D., Southwestern School of Law (1970)
  • B.A., Literature, San Diego State University (1965)
  • Mediation Certificate, Pepperdine University, Straus School of Law (2011)
  • Mediator for Los Angeles and Orange County Superior Courts
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (1977-Present)
  • Past President, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Past President, Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Past President, California Defense Counsel
  • Celtic Lawyers of Orange County
  • Irish American Bar Association

Achievements & Awards

  • Selected as a "Super Lawyer" every year since 2004 by Los Angeles Magazine
  • Editor, "Verdict Magazine" (1993-2008) Columnist (1993-Present)
  • Faculty Member, IADC Trial Academy, University of Colorado (1998)
  • Faculty Member, Journalist Law School, Loyola University School of Law (2006-11)
  • Faculty Member, Abota Masters In Trial (2003)
  • Lecturer, Paralegal Program, University of California at Irvine
  • President's Award, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (1991)

Legal Experience

  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
  • Business Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Product Liability
  • Public Entity Litigation
  • Professional Liability (Medical & Legal)
  • Construction and Construction Defect
  • Aviation Law

Representative Case Information

Recent Representative Cases

Business/Commercial

Contractual

  • A combination of breach of contract, construction defect and alleged fraud involving roofing work.
  • Extremely complicated breach of contract, fraud and intentional misconduct involving the establishment of a real estate brokerage.
  • This litigation is a combination breach of contract, product liability and insurance coverage issues.
  • Combination breach of contract and product liability matter concerning motors for power boats.

Construction

Construction Breach Of Contract

  • Breach of contract claim by general contractor against subcontractor for precipitating a job shut down.

Construction Defects

  • Construction defect litigation involving 29 residential structures. Approximately 15 subcontractors involved.
  • Contract dispute between a public entity and its contractors and subcontractors with complicated allegations concerning interference with contractual obligations.
  • Construction defect matter involving alleged breach of contract, among other theories. Involved about 25 residential units, and about 15 subcontractors.
  • This matter arises out of a very acrimonious dispute between a homeowner and a construction company which was hired to remodel the exterior of the plaintiff's home. The contract required that the work be completed within 30 days, and at the end of 60 days it was still uncompleted and some parts of it were poorly done. The homeowner then fired the contracting company and told them to get off the job. There is a very serious dispute as to whether the contracting company was instructed to not get the appropriate building permits. The contracting company did not do this and said that they did not do it because they were instructed not to do so by the homeowner. The issues concerning alleged bad construction involve everything from underground water pipes, outside cement steps, driveway grading, and several other construction issues.

Insurance

Coverage

  • Wrongful death as well as insurance coverage issues arising from an auto accident involving a 1930 Ford.
  • Insurance coverage dispute among carriers arising out of construction defect litigation.

Professional Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

  • Medical malpractice involving multiple surgeries and failed spinal implant.
  • This was a very unusual case involving a medical malpractice claim against a podiatrist. The plaintiff's attorney was both a lawyer and a podiatrist. Damages included gangrene infection of plaintiff's foot, which required the amputation of a toe.

Professional Malpractice Legal

  • A matter involving a serious fee dispute and possible legal malpractice involving a very well-known firm

Real Estate

Buy/Sell

  • Business litigation involving real estate issues and breach of contract regarding the sale of real property.

Tort

Civil Rights

  • This litigation involves civil rights issues and public entities. It included demonstrations against cruelty to animals.

PI Assault and Battery

  • On campus fight between two high school students. Both families very emotionally involved in the mediation.

PI Auto

  • Personal injury involving tour bus and private vehicle.

Premises Liability

  • Malfunction of product carrier at major product sales facility causing injury to customer.
  • Bundle of PVC pipes fell on customer at hardware store causing serious injury.
  • Premises liability involving public property close to a beach area.
  • Premises liability involving a public entity, a school district.
  • Premises liability involving boxed merchandise falling onto customers in a major retailer.
  • Product defect and premises liability involving a ride at a carnival taking place at a fair grounds. It involved possible product liability claims concerning the ride.

Product Liability

  • Product liability matter involving alleged defects in stackable washer/dryers.
  • Product liability matter involving allegedly defective bicycle with moderately serious injuries.
  • Product liability involving home appliances with resulting property damage.

Wrongful Death

  • Wrongful death of a psychiatrist involving alleged defective conditions at a boat dock. The matter involved a homeowners association and deck contractor.
  • Wrongful death allegedly caused by defective motor in a motorized bed. Manufacturers of bed parts and the motor involved.

Downtown Los Angeles

601 S. Figueroa
Ste 4000
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: 213.223.1113
Fax      : 213.223.1114

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Ste 2040
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310.442.2100
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San Diego, CA 92101
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Ste 1600
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: 714.834.1340
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100 Pine Street
Ste 1950
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415.266.1242
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980 9th Street
Suite 2200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916.394.8490
Fax      : 916.394.8495

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