A partner at Levy Konigsberg LLP (“LK”), Amber Long focuses on asbestos/mesothelioma, tobacco and other toxic tort litigation. Amber is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the District of New Jersey, and the District of Connecticut, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Since joining LK in January 2006, Amber has represented mesothelioma victims in lawsuits filed around the country, including in New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Louisiana. In addition to helping secure favorable settlements, Amber has achieved a number of victories on behalf of her clients at trial.
In November 2010, Amber acted as co-counsel to LK partner Jerome Block in a trial on behalf of a mother and son who both developed mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos from automotive parts in their family’s engine rebuilding and auto mechanic business. The jury returned a verdict of $1.74 million.
In December 2012, as co-counsel to Jerome Block, Amber helped win a $1.34 million award against a tobacco company on behalf of a man who started smoking as a young teenager, struggled to quit all his life, and died of lung cancer.
In July 2013, once again acting as co-counsel to Jerome Block in a case against a tobacco company, on behalf of an addicted smoker who started smoking before any warnings were ever placed on cigarette packs and advertisements, Amber helped secure a $5.5 million jury award.
In December 2014, Amber served as lead trial counsel in a mesothelioma lawsuit against a bus manufacturer. The jury’s verdict, in favor of a school bus driver who was exposed to asbestos when present in the school’s bus garage, totaled $7.7 million.
In January of 2019, Amber secured a $2.38 million award on behalf of a former New Jersey chemical company worker against a company that mined and sold asbestos to his employers.
In addition to her trial work, Amber is a skilled writer who has drafted a number of briefs defending LK’s verdicts and has argued on behalf of her clients in the New York and New Jersey Appellate Division courts, as well as the New Jersey Supreme Court. In November 2019, Amber argued in the New Jersey Supreme Court on behalf of the NJAJ as amicus curiae in a case which will have important implications to many victims of asbestos exposure in New Jersey.
Amber was selected by Super Lawyers as a New York Metro Rising Star from 2014 to 2019 and as a New Jersey Rising Star in 2015 and 2019. Prior to joining LK, Amber worked as a Court Attorney to a New York City Criminal Court Judge, where she drafted judicial opinions and advised the Judge on both legal and practical issues.
Amber earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Cornell University in 2002. In 2005, she graduated magna cum laude from Brooklyn Law School. At Brooklyn Law School, Amber served as a Student Bar Association representative and was a member of the Journal of Law and Policy where, during her third year, she served as a “Notes and Comments” editor.
Amber is a member of the American Association for Justice, the New Jersey Association for Justice, and the New York and New Jersey State Bar Associations.
- New York Mesothelioma Lawyers Make History with $7.7M Asbestos Verdict
- Wrongful Death Lawyers Win Historic $5.5 M Lung Cancer Verdict
- Lung Cancer Attorneys Win Post-Trial Motion in Wrongful Death Lawsuit
- Delaware Court Affirms Clutch & Gasket Manufacturers Liability for Two Asbestos Cancers & Questions Sufficiency of Compensation
- Magistrate Judge Sides with Retired US Navy Submariner in Asbestos Lawsuit
- LK’s Mesothelioma Lawyers Obtain $1.74 Million Verdict for Louisiana Mother and Son
- Federal Court Grants Class Certification to Class of Marlboro Smokers for Landmark Trial against Philip Morris