About Dan

Nationally recognized, experienced toxic exposure defense

Dan Long defends manufacturers, premises owners and contractors in complex multiparty toxic exposure personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He has represented clients in a wide range of industries involving a variety of chemicals and particulates, including:

  • Automotive and automotive parts manufacturers
  • Energy providers
  • Industrial and residential construction materials manufacturers and suppliers
  • Chemical manufacturers
  • Glass products manufacturers
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Personal hygiene manufacturers
  • Food manufacturers

His experience serving as local, regional and national counsel in cases gives him unique insight into the needs of the client and the demands of various types of litigation. This experience allows Dan to understand how to provide the best possible defense in the most efficient and economical manner possible. Dan has solved the problems of his clients in some of the most complex and ever evolving types of litigation possible.

Dan is in the law school recruiting chair and the summer associate program chair for the Indianapolis office.

Experience in Action

  • Defends claims involving a wide variety of chemicals/particulates such as asbestos, silica, diacetyl, chromated copper arsenic, thimerosal and coal tar pitch volatiles.
  • Serves as national coordinating counsel for clients with serial litigation involving the same product to ensure consistent and efficient representation across cases in numerous jurisdictions.
  • Acts as court-appointed liaison counsel in complex multi-party toxic tort litigation to help create local rules and practices that more efficiently allow the parties and the courts to handle numerous cases at the same time.
  • Helps clients new to serial litigation with the due diligence necessary to identify potential insurance sources, key witnesses and documents, and to setting litigation reserves.
  • Resolves claims across the country for a variety of clients with a wide range of plaintiffs’ attorneys.

Capabilities

Professional Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America® (2013-present)
  • Indiana Super Lawyers® (2012-present: Personal Injury - Products: Defense)
  • Indiana Super Lawyers® "Rising Stars" (2009-2011)

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) Product Liability Steering Committee, chair, Chemical and Toxic Exposure Specialty Litigation Group
    • Current Ad Hoc Committee member
    • Ambassadors Program, chair
    • Chemical and Toxic Tort Exposure Specialty Litigation Group, chair
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, Product Liability Section, chair (2008)
  • American Lung Association
    • Indiana Leadership Board, chair (2017-present)
    • Fight For Air Stair Climb Executive Leadership Team, chair (2015-2016)
  • Park Tudor Parents Association, president (2015-2018)
  • Meridian Street United Methodist Church
    • finance committee (2017-present)
    • lay leader (2014-2017)
    • liturgist (2016-present)
    • usher (1996-present)
  • Indiana State Bar Association, member
  • Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable William I. Garrard of the Indiana Court of Appeals (1996-1998)

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