Schenck & Long – The Firm History
William J. Schenck ("Bill") and Sheryle L. Long have been working side by side for more than 30 years.
It all started with a chance meeting in 1989. After talking, they felt that they had the same beliefs about justice, the rights of an individual, how clients should be treated, giving back to the community, and the importance of family. So, Bill and Sheryle decided that they should start their own law practice, and that's just what they did.
The Law Firm of Schenck and Long began in Butler, PA., a new community for both Bill and Sheryle. Bill was originally from Squirrel Hill, a neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Sheryle was originally from Miami.
Initially, Schenck & Long focused on workers' compensation, bankruptcy, social security disability and the general practice of law. As the practice grew, Schenck and Long hired three associates and opened a second office in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.
During the early 1990's, Sheryle served as Butler County District Attorney (1992-1995) and Bill served as Assistant District Attorney. They kept their private practice in full operation during their four-year term. However, after their first term, they decided not to run for re-election, but instead, to fulfill their goals by working full time at the private practice they had started from the ground floor. Also, during this time they decided to keep the practice small, working as partners, and to always provide their clients with trained paralegals. By doing this, the client has a qualified person in the firm to "go to" for assistance if an attorney is not readily available.
Throughout their lives, Bill and Sheryle have always had a passion to help individuals who are sick or injured. Therefore, they made the decision in 1995 to limit their law practice to: Medical Malpractice, Catastrophic Injuries, Birth Injuries, Personal Injuries, and Workers' Compensation including third-party work injuries.
Post their District Attorney years, Schenck & Long's practice has expanded now covering all of Western Pennsylvania.
Bill Schenck & Sheryle Long partner on each and every case, combining their skills to form a personalized representation for every client.
Call 1-866-283-7359 to talk to Schenck & Long.