Member Profile: Hon. Virginia Long

Hon. Virginia Long
Fox Rothschild LLP
997 Lenox Drive, Building 3
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
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Tel: (609) 895-3335
Fax: (609) 896-1469

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Fact Finding; Discovery Referee; Mini-Trial Judge; Special Master; Insurance Umpire


Hon. Virginia Long has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Banking & Finance
Business Dissolution
Civil Rights
Class Actions
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Debt Collections
Divorce (High Asset)
Eminent Domain
Family Businesses
Health Care
Land Use/Planning
Legal Malpractice
Libel & Slander
Medical Devices
Medical Malpractice
Nursing Homes
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Public Policy
Religious Institutions
Sexual Harassment
Title Disputes
Trusts / Estates
Wage & Hour/FMLA
Workers' Compensation
Wrongful Death



Retired New Jersey Supreme Court Justice Virginia Long joined Fox Rothschild in March 2012 after to 15 years on the Appellate Division and 12 years as a pivotal player on the Supreme Court.

At Fox Rothschild, Long devotes her efforts to assisting clients with ethics and appellate matters, corporate governance and governmental integrity investigations and to serving as a mediator and arbitrator providing dispute resolution alternatives. She also spearheads the firm’s pro bono efforts in New Jersey and was recently appointed to the Supreme Court special committee on attorney ethics to study the new ABA rules on professional conduct.

A respected member of the New Jersey bar for more than 40 years, Long was appointed to the state’s high court in 1999 by Governor Christine Todd Whitman. In that capacity, she authored many opinions, but is perhaps best known for her stance related to the death penalty, which she believed was impossible to apply rationally and consistently.

Long’s 2000 judicial opinions impacted the lives of people statewide and addressed such topics as establishing standards for a determination of who constitutes a “psychological parent;” determining that the refusal to renew the employment contract of an employee over the age of 70 violated the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination; first recognizing PTSD as a basis for workers compensation and disability retirement benefits. She also penned a number of ground breaking land use opinions and numerous insurance opinions including several regarding risk allocation in long tail environmental exposure cases.


  • J.D., Rutgers Law School, 1966
  • B.A., Dunbarton College of Holy Cross, 1963

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Supreme Court Special Committee on attorney ethics to review ABA model rules on professional conduct, 2013 to present
  • Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct (Vice Chair), 2013 to present
  • New Jersey Law Revision Commission, 2012 to present
  • New Jersey Law Journal, Editorial Board, 2012 to present
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow Since 1984
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Since 1966


$600 per hour


Hon. Virginia Long is a member of our NJ chapter, The New Jersey Academy of Mediators and Arbitrators, the state's premier roster of attorney mediators and arbitrators. The NJAMA profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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