With over 40 years of litigation experience, Victor provides focused attention to detail and values personal contact with his clients. Attorneys often associate with Victor for assistance. Since 1999, Victor has been board-certified in Civil Trial and Civil Pretrial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Currently he is a “Senior Specialist.” He is a past president of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC. Victor has been listed in Best Lawyers for Washington, DC since 2014 and has been featured in Washington, DC Super Lawyers for over 15 years. He practices in Washington D.C. and Maryland, and represents clients in a wide variety of personal injury cases, including medical malpractice, construction, products liability, and automobile collisions.
Victor was recently appointed by the Washington, D.C. Court of Appeals as a Trustee for the Client Security Trust Fund. Trustees oversee the safe investment on clients’ funds held in trusts in the District of Columbia. Trustees are also decided on whether claims made by clients who have lost money due to the dishonesty of lawyers can proceed in a court of law.
Before entering into private practice as a personal injury lawyer, Victor was a trial attorney in the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, the Civil Rights Division in the U.S. Department of Justice, and at the Office of the Solicitor in the U.S. Department of Labor. He has more than 35 years of complex civil litigation experience and is licensed to practice law in Maryland and Washington, DC.
Victor has obtained significant verdicts and settlements for his personal injury clients; a $4.2 million verdict for several U.S. Army soldiers who were injured in a bus accident; a $4.2 million settlement for a 6 year old child who fell from defective playground equipment; a $3.8 million settlement for a 5 year old child who was injured in a fire caused by a defective home appliance; and a $1.8 million settlement for a child who became injured as a result of treatment following birth. The defective home appliance case resulted in the development of a warning label for such appliances. Mr. Long was awarded a patent by the United States Patent Office as the inventor of the warning label.
Over his career, Victor has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for injury victims and has represented cases of national significance. His cases have influenced the labeling and marketing of several products and medications, and his defective playground equipment settlement was one of the first and largest verdicts in the District of Columbia regarding unsafe playground equipment.
Victor has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Council for Court Excellence for many years. He currently chairs the Youth Justice Committee. He continues to serve as a founding member of the Board of Trustees and Board Secretary for Friendship Public Charter Schools. Mr. Long has served as a court-appointed mediator in the District of Columbia for 15 years. He has taught training seminars for other mediators, has been certified for complex medical malpractice mediations, and has been an instructor in mediation for foreign delegations.