Robert B Long Jr is a founding partner of Long, Parker, Warren, Anderson & Payne, P.A. Bob received his undergraduate degree in 1963 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He continued there for law school, receiving his L.L.B with honors in 1965, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Phi fraternity. While he was in law school, Bob served as an Associate Editor of the University of North Carolina Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif.
Bob is a member of the North Carolina and American Bar Associations, the 28th Judicial District and North Carolina State Bars, and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
William A. Parker is a founding partner of Long, Parker, Warren, Anderson & Payne, P.A. He was educated at Wake Forest University, graduating with a B.A. in 1969. Bill received his Juris Doctor with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1974 and was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 1974.
He is a member of the honor societies Omicron Delta Kappa and Order of the Coif, as well as the North Carolina Bar Association, 28th Judicial District and North Carolina State Bars, and the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Ron was educated in the public schools of Buncombe County. He graduated from N.C. State University with a B.A. in Economics with honors in 1974. He then received his J.D. in 1977 from the Wake Forest University School of Law. Upon admission to the bar in 1977, he engaged in the private practice of law in Asheville, concentrating primarily in civil litigation. In 1995 he was appointed by Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. as Resident Superior Court Judge for the 28th Judicial District. He won election in 1996 and re-election in 2004. During his tenure as Superior Court Judge, Ron presided over a number of major trials ranging from medical malpractice to capital murder (death penalty).
In 2000, he was named by the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers as the outstanding trial judge in North Carolina. He served as Treasurer and as a member of the Executive Committee for the Conference of Superior Court Judges. Ron has attended and completed a number of courses offered by the National Judicial College. Ron retired as a Judge at the end of 2008 and returned to the private practice of law. His practice is primarily based in civil litigation with an emphasis on eminent domain, business litigation, personal injury and professional negligence.
Philip Scott Anderson attended Georgia Tech on a Presidential Scholarship and graduated with highest honors with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 1991. Philip attended the University of North Carolina School of Law from 1991 to 1994 with the Charles S. Mangum Jr. Scholarship. During law school, he served on the North Carolina Journal of International Law and authored an article entitled “Gender Equity: A Football School’s Guide to Title IX Compliance,” subsequently published in the 1995 Tulane Sports Lawyer’s Journal.
Philip graduated from law school and was licensed in 1994. In February 1995, Philip came to Asheville to work for Long Parker and was admitted to the North Carolina Bar. He became a partner in January 2002 and was honored as a “North Carolina Rising Star (Super Lawyers)” in 2009. He litigates and tries cases in General Civil Litigation practice areas, including Commercial Litigation, Contract Litigation, Will Contests, Business and Business Tort Litigation, and Real Estate Litigation.
Philip is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the 28th Judicial District Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association (W.D.N.C.).
Andrew B. Parker attended Wake Forest University and graduated cum laude with a B.A. in 1999. He received his Juris Doctor from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law and was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 2002. He has served as member of the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation (2000-2002).
Mr. Thomas K. McClellan graduated from Washington & Lee University in 1976 with a Bachelors Degree and from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1979 with his Juris Doctor.