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Long, K. Matthew

Long, K. Matthew

K. Matthew Long

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Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Wills and Powers of Attorney
  • Landlord Representation
  • Lemon Law
  • Traffic Infractions
Super Lawyers 2019
Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2017

Biography

I have represented individuals and businesses in a wide variety of practice areas since 2009. More than anything I see myself as a problem solver. I believe in personal representation where clients are promptly updated at every step along the way and phone calls and emails are returned very quickly. I immerse myself in every detail of my client's case and leave no stone unturned.

I maintain an active general practice of law that includes personal injury, civil litigation, business litigation, wrongful death, breach of contract cases, business torts, drafting wills and powers of attorney, and traffic infractions. My clients value my approach to practicing law as I always set honest and realistic expectations from the very beginning. Because of this approach, I have earned the trust of my clients and have a reputation for professionalism in the courts, with other lawyers, and with the public at large.

I am very skilled as a negotiator and have developed a reputation for resolving disputes in my client's favor very early on in the process. This is most apparent with my personal injury clients who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents. My clients have received maximum recoveries for their injuries many times without me ever having to file a lawsuit. I do a tremendous amount of work on the front end that is unique in the field of personal injury. Insurance adjusters have told me they have never seen someone work as hard as I do to obtain information and develop a case. As a result, I have a rapport with the insurance companies that is unmatched in the legal field. This allows me to settle many cases early on for the same amount of money as if it was litigated in front of a jury. Many of my personal injuries clients, as well as other lawyers, refer car accident victims to me for this reason. Over the years many of my personal injury victories have been published in Virginia Lawyers Weekly.

Both inside the Courtroom and out, my clients depend on me for advice and representation with a wide variety of other legal matters. Among the many cases I have litigated are contract disputes, property damage cases, landlord representation, breaches of non-compete agreements, allegations of defamation, allegations of fraud, and Lemon Law cases.

Serving the community is important to me. I have served in various leadership roles in The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA) since 2012 and in 2020 I was elected to the VTLA Board of Governors. I am also a Volunteer Arbitrator with the Virginia State Bar Fee Dispute Program and a Volunteer member of the Third District Disciplinary Committee of the Virginia State Bar. District committees are the backbone of the attorney disciplinary process in Virginia. Finally, I have served on the Board of the Henrico Bar Association since 2019.

Education

  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
    • J.D. – 2009
    • University of Richmond Law Review, Articles Editor
  • Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia
    • B.A. – 2003
    • Major: History
    • Minor: Philosophy

Bar Admission

  • Virginia, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2009
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 2010

Honors

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Personal Injury, 2017
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Personal Injury, 2018
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Personal Injury, 2019
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Personal Injury, 2020

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Sigma Alpha Kappa

Professional Associations

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association- Board of Governors, Tort Law Committee, CLE Committee, Membership Committee
  • Henrico County Bar Association, Board Member
  • The Bar Association of the City of Richmond, Member
  • Lewis Powell American Inn of Court, Member
  • Business Networking International (B.N.I), Virginia Marketing Alliance Chapter Member, 2009 to 2016, President, Vice President
  • Virginia State Bar Fee Dispute Resolution Program, Volunteer Arbitrator
  • Virginia State Bar, Third District Disciplinary Committee, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney

Classes & Seminars

  • Virginia State Bar Fee Dispute Program CLE, Henrico Bar Association, 07/29/2019

Representative Cases

  • $980,000 in a wrongful death case
  • $625,000 in a traumatic brain injury case
  • $250,000 in a contested slip and fall case
  • $160,000 in a traumatic brain injury case
  • $102,000 in a traumatic brain injury case
  • $150,000 in a motor vehicle accident case
  • $100,000 for a motor vehicle crash victim
  • $150,000 for a tractor trailer crash victim
  • $100,000 for a college student that was rear ended
  • $95,0000 for a motorcycle crash victim
  • $90,0000 for a motor vehicle crash victim
  • $80,0000 for Henrico County teacher that was rear ended