NEW YORK, NY, August 15, 2016 — Belluck & Fox, LLP is proud to announce that trial counsel James C. Long Jr. has been named the Best Lawyers 2017 Mass Tort Litigation “Plaintiff’s Lawyer of the Year” for New York City. This award, which is based on rankings from peers, is considered a significant honor in the legal profession.
Jim is widely known for his dedication and success in representing victims of asbestos exposure. As one of New York’s most well-regarded asbestos litigators, he has fought aggressively for the rights of plaintiffs, securing major verdicts of $37 million, $22 million and $16.25 million throughout his distinguished career.
Jim was also part of the Belluck & Fox, LLP trial team that secured verdicts of $32 million and $19.5 million in 2011. He has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2009.
In addition to arguing cases in New York, Jim has represented asbestos victims in courts in Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, New Hampshire and New Mexico. Before joining Belluck & Fox, he was an asbestos litigator with Weitz & Luxenberg and at Greitzer & Locks.
Prior to his entering private practice, Jim served as assistant district attorney and Assistant Chief of Homicide in Philadelphia.
“At Belluck & Fox, LLP, we are committed to fighting for people whose lives have been forever changed due to asbestos exposure. It is a great honor to be recognized for my work in this arena, but most of all I am proud to have made a difference in the lives of our clients and their families,” Jim said.
The 23rd edition of the Best Lawyers publication also listed Belluck & Fox, LLP partners Joseph Belluck and Jordan Fox in the category of “Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs” for the state of New York. The firm itself has been on the Best Law Firms list, which is published by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report, since 2010.
2016 has been a year of tremendous success for Belluck & Fox, LLP, having secured three verdicts totaling more than $30 million, more than $30 million in additional settlements, and winning two major appeals.
About Belluck & Fox, LLP
With more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements, Belluck & Fox, LLP has established itself as one of New York’s top personal injury law firms. Since its founding in 2002, Belluck & Fox, LLP has provided clients with personalized and professional representation, particularly in the areas of mass tort and product liability.
Recognition by Best Lawyers and other prominent legal publications such as Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, and the National Law Journal have garnered the firm national recognition.