The attorneys at Long & Long have represented thousands of home and business owners like you in states across the nation. From Hurricanes Katrina, Gustav, Ike, Ivan, Sandy, Harvey to Michael, our attorneys have dedicated their legal practice to fighting insurance companies on behalf of policyholders.

As experienced property loss claims attorneys, we know the insurance claims process and how to help you receive the claim you deserve to rebuild and move forward.



Partner / Attorney

Bennett@LongandLong.com / 251.432.2277

Bennett Long is a native and life-long resident of Mobile, Alabama. He has been handling property claims since 2005 when his family was personally affected by Hurricane Ivan. Ivan severely damaged homes and businesses along the Alabama coastline. Among the devastation from Ivan, Mr. Long’s family experienced catastrophic damage to their large marina and restaurants in Orange Beach, Alabama. Mr. Long experienced firsthand the frustration of dealing with the insurance claims process and underpayment tactics of the insurance companies. After successfully resolving his family’s claim, Mr. Long began to focus his practice on representing property owners that experienced damage from natural and man-made disasters. By word of mouth, Mr. Long’s reputation as an advocate for policyholders spread, and within his first five years of practice, Mr. Long had successfully represented thousands of policyholders in property insurance claims.

Since then, Mr. Long has continued to recover millions of dollars for his clients in several thousand first-party property claims for catastrophic events such as fires, tornadoes, wind, hail storms, flood, water damage, theft, and man-made disasters. His clients include residential homeowners, business owners, homeowners and condominium associations, large commercial properties, and complex industrial property owners of highly specialized machinery. Mr. Long has represented clients in every major Gulf Coast storm since Hurricane Ivan.

Mr. Long and his partners also represented a wide array of businesses and individual clients through the court-supervised class action settlement process resulting from the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, which was the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Over the course of his career, Mr. Long has also successfully provided steadfast legal representation to clients injured by the negligence and wrongdoing of others.

Mr. Long has dedicated his law practice to helping victims of property damage navigate through the insurance claim process. From the first case he took on out of law school, he has seen the unlevel playing field work against policyholders too many times and in too many ways to count. Mr. Long works tirelessly to right the imbalance that wreaks financial havoc on the victims of catastrophic events. To date, Mr. Long and his partners have successfully resolved over 8,000 property loss claims resulting from man-made and natural disasters.

Mr. Long graduated with distinction from the University of Alabama in 2001. He graduated cum laude from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 2005, where he served as member and Associate Editor of the Cumberland Law Review. He is licensed by the Alabama State Bar, U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama, and is a member of the Mobile County Bar Association, Alabama Association for Justice and the Alabama State Bar Association.

Outside of work, Mr. Long is an avid hunter, fisherman, and conservationist. Mr. Long and his wife have three young children.


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Cate E. Biggs

Partner / Attorney

Cate@LongandLong.com  / 832.702.0032

Cate Biggs has recovered over $100 million dollars for her clients on their undervalued and underpaid insurance claims. Throughout the flood insurance industry, she is regarded as a fierce yet tactful adversary, establishing herself as a results-driven lawyer who remains committed to helping her clients navigate through their insurance claims. Assisting home and business owners in rebuilding their property and their lives after a catastrophic loss has become the focus of her practice.

Ms. Biggs has been the lead attorney on thousands of first-party litigation cases, heading litigation teams from Houston and New Orleans, in state and federal courts in Texas, Louisiana and New York. She is known for her work ethic and has extensive experience in all phases of litigation from discovery to depositions and hearings through to trial. She maintains her client’s best interest as her first and foremost concern.

In one of the most recent storms, Ms. Biggs was an integral part of the litigation team that discovered fraudulent engineering reports used to deny flood policyholders’ claims. This discovery led to FEMA’s admission of fraud and systematic underpayments in the adjustment of NFIP flood claims. As a direct result, FEMA set up the unprecedented Hurricane Sandy Claims Review program, which led to additional payments for thousands of NFIP policyholders who were previously underpaid.

Ms. Biggs is a native of Southern California, who has called Texas home for the past 15 years. She graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with honors. Attending South Texas College of Law on an academic scholarship she went on to graduate cum laude, with numerous academic achievements, including the dean’s honor list and an academic merit scholarship. She was the only student in her class that passed the Texas bar before she graduated from law school. Ms. Biggs was also involved in the nationally recognized Mock Trial and Moot Court programs, and was selected as the best speaker at the Garland R. Walker Mock Trial Competition.

She is licensed by the State Bar of Texas and Louisiana and admitted to practice in various federal courts throughout the country.

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Andrea F. Butler

Partner / Attorney

Addie@LongandLong.com  / 832.207.2821

Andrea (“Addie”) Butler is known for being a relentless advocate for her clients, both in court and out. In addition to other areas of her practice, Ms. Butler has represented thousands of clients in a wide range of insurance-related disputes. She has achieved successful results for clients in state and federal courts from Texas to New York, Florida, Illinois and New Jersey. Ms. Butler has represented residential and commercial insurance clients in every phase of an insurance claim, and in every phase of litigation, including appeal. Her litigation practice also includes consumer law, contract issues, complex insurance and general civil litigation. Most recently she has lead a team representing hundreds of home and property owners in coordinated litigation in the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas. Out of court, Ms. Butler provides consulting services on a range of legal topics, with a special focus on unique and complex insurance issues.

Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Ms. Butler was admitted to the Liberal Arts Honors program at the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in government. She earned her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center, where she also participated in the nationally recognized moot court program. Ms. Butler served as an editor of the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal, and served on the Law Center Honor Board.

Ms. Butler is a member of the Houston Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in Texas and various federal courts across the country.




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Mr. Long was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. He obtained his bachelor of science degree in political science from Spring Hill College, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1989. He earned his doctor of jurisprudence from the Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1992.

Mr. Long has been counsel in numerous multimillion-dollar cases. His practice areas include injuries involving admiralty and maritime law and the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill claims.

He is an AV Preeminent Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, the international directory of lawyers, a rating achieved by only 5% of attorneys. The rating indicates that the attorney “has reached the height of professional excellence” and is “recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity” based upon peer review ratings by members of the Bar and Judiciary.


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N. Staples Wood


Staples@LongandLong.com /251.432.2277

N. Staples Wood, a native Mobilian, has been practicing law since 2006. Mr. Wood began his career as an Assistant District Attorney. He began focusing on personal injury when returning from an overseas deployment with the Alabama National Guard in 2013. Since that time he has continued serving the Armed Forces as a Captain in the Alabama National Guard as a Judge Advocate. He focuses on motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, commercial liability, maritime law, catastrophic dog bites, and product liability.

Mr. Wood graduated with a B.S. from Birmingham Southern College, earned his law degree from Cumberland School of Law, J.D and has an M.B.A. from Augusta University. He is a member of the Mobile County Bar Association, Georgia Trial Lawyer’s Association, Mississippi Association for Justice and the National Guard Association of Alabama. Mr. Wood is admitted to practice in Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia, and Mississippi.

When he is not fighting for the rights of injured victims, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, hunting, going to the beach and snow skiing.