Heather Long joined Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC as an associate in 2011. Prior to joining the firm Heather maintained the motions and appellate practice for a general personal injury firm, and obtained experience in all aspects of civil litigation, including trial. She has represented people in personal injury cases before trial courts in Texas and New Mexico, as well as handled appeals before the Texas appellate courts. At Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, Heather briefs matters for mesothelioma and products liability clients to courts across the country.
During law school, Heather participated in several mock trial and moot court competitions. She continues to stay involved in advocacy education by coaching moot court teams for Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law. Her teams have won state and national briefing and speaking awards.
Areas of Practice & Interest
Law and Motions Section
Legal Brief Writing
Bar Admissions & Certifications
Texas State Bar (2006)
New Mexico State Bar (2008)
South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, Juris Doctor (2006)
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, B.S. Political Science, magna cum laude (2004)
Professional Associations & Memberships
American Association for Justice
Texas Trial Lawyers Association: Membership Committee
Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers: CLE Committee Co-Chair, 2008 Leadership Class
Dallas Bar Association
New Mexico Young Lawyers Division
Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court (Associate, 2009)
Honors & Awards
Bonnie E. Browne Award Recipient: Top graduate from the school of Political Science at Texas A&M University (August 2004)
DAYL “One to Watch” (November 2009)
Pro Bono Activities
Attorney Ad Litem representing two children removed from the Fundamental Latter Day Saints’ ranch.
South Texas College of Law 1L Mentorship Program (2010)
Steering Committee, Food for Thought (2009)
Publications & Speeches
Panelist, “I’m an Associate, Now What?” (SMU Women in Law Society, 2008)
Lecturer, “The Art of Closing Statement in Mock Trial” (SMU Board of Advocates 2009, 2010)
Panelist, “What it’s Really Like to be a Civil Litigator” (DAYL 2009, 2010, 2011)
Panelist, “Small Firm Practice Seminar” (DAYL 2009)
Heather co-authored “Evidence and Case Law Update” presented at multiple Texas State Bar continuing legal education seminars. She also contributed to papers on Causation and Damages, Business Damages, Damages, and Non-subscriber Liability presented at multiple continuing legal education seminars.
Sommerman & Quesada, LLP (2006-2011)
April 5, 1982, Houston, Texas