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Victor E. Long

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Main: 202.463.3030 Ext: 124
Direct: 202.822.1867
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1919 M Street, NW, Suite 350
Washington, D.C. 20036

Among the "top 100" attorneys in the Metro area    Law and Politics  (2012)

One of the "Best Lawyers in America"                   Best Lawyers (2014-2015)

Victor E. Long is a Partner in the Washington, D.C. litigation law firm of Regan Zambri Long, PLLC and limits his practice to representing injured clients in medical malpractice, automobile, wrongful death and other serious personal injury cases. Mr. Long is board-certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Long was a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor and a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. In both of these positions, he was dedicated to protecting the rights of citizens under Federal Law.  He also served as a trial attorney in the Civil Litigation Division of the District of Columbia, Office of the Attorney General, as well as a litigation attorney in that office's Appellate Division.

Mr. Long's extensive appellate litigation experience has resulted in over ten reported decisions. These include precedent setting cases in the areas of police misconduct, wrongful death, automobile injury, disability rights and employment. In the last several years, Mr. Long and his partners have obtained verdicts or settlements which have resulted in total awards in excess of $65 million dollars. Mr. Long was granted a U.S. patent for a warning label developed for a case involving an infant, who was severely injured in a fire caused by an extension cord.

For many years Mr. Long has served as a court-approved Mediator for the District of Columbia Superior Court.  He has taught training seminars for other mediators and has been certified for complex medical malpractice mediations.

Mr. Long is a past President of the Metropolitan Trial Lawyers of the District of Columbia (2013-2014) and a member of numerous national and local professional associations including the American Association for Justice and the National Bar Association.  He is also a member of the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association.  Mr. Long is a current member of the Executive Committee of the Council for Court Excellence.  He is listed in the U.S. News, "Best Lawyers," Washington and Baltimore and is featured in Washington, D.C. "Super Lawyers." He is also certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Litigation and Pretrial Procedure and is an Associate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Long has lectured on a variety of legal issues and is dedicated to community service. He has participated on many panels for a variety of legal organizations and has taught continuing legal education courses. He is a past President of the Board of Friendship House Association, when it was largest charitable social service agency in the District of Columbia. In addition, he is a founder and current member of the Board of Trustees for Friendship Public Charter Schools, the largest group of public charter schools in the Nation.  He is also the Chair and the Founder of The Friendship Athletic Association, Inc., a non-profit agency. One Hundred Percent of Friendship Collegiate Academy graduates are accepted to college.

Mr. Long graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1976 and is a 1979 Graduate of Northeastern University School of Law.


JD, Northeastern University School of Law, 1979

BA, Johns Hopkins University, 1976
Vice President Sophomore and Junior Class - Dean's List, Division III, Soccer

Cicero High School, 1972
National Merit Scholarship Recognition, New York State Championship Wrestling Team, Section III

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

District of Columbia, 1980
U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C., 1987
U.S. Court of Appeals, Maryland, 1998

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Association for Justice
Member Since: 1990

Trial Lawyers of Metropolitan Washington
Member Since: 1990

District of Columbia, Steering Committee of the Injury to Person and Property Section

District of Columbia Bar Association

Washington Bar Association
Life Member

Maryland Bar Association
Member Since: 1990

Maryland Association for Justice

National Bar Association
Member Since: 1990

Thomas Fahey Inn of Court
Member, 1995-1998

Council for Court Excellence
Member Since: 1993
Executive Committee

American Bar Association

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice

Arbitration and Mediation Program, D.C. Superior Court

Legal Specialties and Certifications

Certified, Civil Trial National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2000

Representative Cases

Fiedler v. American Multi-Cinema, Inc., 871 F.Supp. 35 (D.D.C. 1994)

Oates v. District of Columbia, 824 F.2d 87 (D.C. Cir. 1987)

Wilson v. Group Hospitalization and Medical Services, Inc., 791 F. Supp. 309 (D.D.C. 1992)

Rivero v. District of Columbia, 1990 WL 52431 (D.D.C. 1990)

Waters v. Barry, 711 F. Supp. 1125 (D.D.C. 1989)

Hedgman v. District of Columbia Hackers' License Appeal Bd., 549 A.2d 720 (D.C. 1988)

Marshall v. District of Columbia Rental Housing Com'n, 533 A.2d 1271 (D.C. 1987)

United Planning Organization v. District of Columbia Com'n on Human Rights, 530 A.2d 674 (D.C. 1987)

Ford v. Turner, 531 A.2d 233 (D.C. 1987)

Szego v. Police and Firefighters' Retirement and Relief Bd., 528 A.2d 1233 (D.C. 1987)

Pazmino v. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 638 A.2d 677 (D.C. 1994)

Sanders v. Wright, 642 A.2d 847 (D.C. 1994)

District of Columbia v. Walker, 689 A.2d 40 (D.C. 1997)

Holder v. District of Columbia, 700 A.2d 738 (D.C. 1997)

Pro Bono Activities

President, Friendship House Association, 1998-2002
Largest Metropolitan Charitable Social Service Agent

Secretary and Board Member Friendship-Edison Public Charter School, 2002-Present
Largest Metropolitan Public Charter School in Nation

Chair, Friendship Athletic Committee

Metropolitan Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, President

Settlements & Verdicts

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Experience and Recognitions:

  • Over 35 years experience in complex civil litigation;
  • One of "Top 100" attorneys in Washington Metropolitan Area;
  • Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice (Best Lawyers in America);
  • "DC Super Lawyers" over ten years (Super Lawyers Magazine);
  • Fifteen Year AV Certificate, "the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through peer review" (Martindale Hubbell);
  • Fifteen Year Board Certified Trial Attorney, National Board of Trial Advocates;
  • Past President, Metropolitan Trial Lawyers of Washington, D.C.;
  • Lecturer/Instructor - Course Designer, U.S. attorneys, as well as foreign delegations;
  • Appointed, United States Justice Department;
  • Appointed, D.C. Office Corporation Counsel, Appellate Section.
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Community Activities:

Mr. Long received a three year, full tuition scholarship from Northeastern University School of Law, based on his demonstrated commitment to public service. After graduation, he focused on the needs of disadvantaged persons in Metropolitan Washington. He was involved in a number of nonprofit, social service agencies before becoming the Chair of the Friendship House Association, then the largest recipient of United Way Funds in Washington. While chairing the Board of Directors, the Association started Friendship Public Charter Schools, now the largest charter school system in Washington. He currently serves as a founding member and current Board Secretary. Friendship has expanded its K through 12 schools to Baltimore and other major cities. He is also the Chair of the Friendship Collegiate Academy, Athletic Committee/Association. Over 100 Friendship Collegiate Academy students have received full college scholarships in football and other sports.

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