Bridget N. Long

Bridget N. Long

Meet Bridget

Since 1998, Bridget has been a tireless advocate for her clients.  Whether in the courtroom or when negotiating settlements with insurance companies, she has proven to be a seasoned litigator and consummate professional.  Her career has been devoted to fighting for the rights of those injured by the negligence of others.

She has vast experience representing clients in both state and federal courts involving car accidents, tractor-trailer collisions, premises liability, wrongful death, and other cases involving catastrophic injuries. Bridget is a Shareholder, the managing attorney for the Mechanicsville location, and a member of the firm’s executive committee.

She has been named to Virginia Super Lawyers annually since 2008, and is a former president of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. Bridget currently serves as chair-elect of the American Association for Justice Women Trial Lawyers Caucus. She has also been included in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America, a definitive guide to legal excellence.

Bridget has been elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), evidencing her high personal character, honorable reputation, and proficiency as a trial lawyer, having tried to verdict as lead counsel in more than 25 civil jury trials. She has earned a reputation as a smart, resourceful, and pragmatic trial attorney respected by her peers and clients. She also served as president of Virginia’s ABOTA Chapter in 2021.

A lifetime Virginian, Bridget grew up in South Boston and graduated from Halifax County High School. She attended the University of Mary Washington, receiving her BA in Sociology. After attending law school at the University of Richmond School of Law, Bridget began her career in personal injury.

Bridget enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, as well as running and playing tennis. She lives in Midlothian, Virginia.

Experience

  • Shareholder, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (2018 – Present)
  • Trial Attorney, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (2013 – Present)
  • Attorney, Marks & Harrison (1998 – 2013)
  • Intern, Office of the Attorney General, Richmond, VA (1997)

Bar Admissions

  • Licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia

Education

  • J.D., University of Richmond School of Law (1998)
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Mary Washington, cum laude (1995)

Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America (2022 – Present)
  • President, American Board of Trial Advocates (2021)
  • Virginia Business Magazine – Legal Elite (2023)
  • Virginia Lawyer Weekly’s “Influential Women in Law” (2021)
  • Virginia Super Lawyers (2014 – Present)
    • Top 50: Richmond Super Lawyers (2024)
    • Top 100: Virginia Super Lawyers (2024)
  • Immediate Past President, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chair-Elect, Women Trial Lawyers Caucus of American Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2008 – Present)
  • Virginia Super Lawyers – Rising Star (2008 – 2013)

Professional Affiliations

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Former President
  • Virginia State Bar
  • American Association for Justice
    • Chair-Elect, Women Trial Lawyers Caucus of American Association for Justice
  • Chesterfield Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

Publications & Seminars

  • “Ethical Implications of Secret Settlements” AAJ Winter Convention (2023)
  • “Preparing Your Client for Depositions” AAJ Annual Convention (2022)
  • “Discovery Issues in Trucking Cases: overcoming Defense Objections” AAJ Trucking College (2022)
  • “Trucking Case Intake – Early Steps to Make or Break Your Case” NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar (2021)
  • “Remote Depositions” MAJ Annual Convention (2020)
  • “Wakole v. Barber: A Sharp Arrow in Your Quiver” VTLA Annual Convention (2014)
  • “Hearsay and Expert Opinions Since Commonwealth v. Wynn” VTLA Annual Convention (2011)
  • “The Role of the Paralegal in a Personal Injury Practice” VTLA Paralegal Seminar (2008)

Personal Injury Resources

How medical bills are paid after a car accident

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be facing a lot of uncertainty and stress, especially when it comes to paying for your medical treatment. One question that...

Five myths about “slip and fall” injury cases

  • April 26, 2024
  • Blog

Serious injuries can occur from even a simple fall. The effects of serious injury from the result of a fall can be devastating. If the fall occurs on someone else’s...

25 attorneys named to Virginia Super Lawyers

  • April 25, 2024
  • News

The Allen Law Firm is pleased to announce that 25 attorneys have been named to the 2024 Virginia Super Lawyers list. Those attorneys include Edward L. Allen, Jennifer G. Capocelli,...

What to do after a truck accident

  • February 2, 2024
  • Blog

Truck and tractor-trailer crashes are among the most devastating incidents on the road. The sheer size and weight of the vehicles can make the aftermath of these accidents overwhelming.  Those...

Three attorneys named to Legal Elite

  • December 1, 2023
  • News

Allen & Allen is thrilled to announce that three attorneys have been named to Virginia Business’s Legal Elite 2023! Bridget Long, James Kessel, and Kari La Fratta have been given...

Scalding burns and children: What you need to know               

  • September 28, 2023
  • Blog

Young children grow very quickly. It happens while we sleep, and a growth spurt can see a child sprout up to half of a centimeter in a single night. Changes...

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