William J. Schenck has distinguished himself as a compassionate advocate yet steel-toed litigator. He brings these distinctly different yet vital qualities of each and every case accepted by Schenck & Long.
Mr. Schenck holds dual graduate degrees from the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. His MS-JD (Master of Science in Public Management and Policy and Juris Doctorate) gives him perspective when dealing with insurance companies and government agencies, and when negotiating settlements. While in college, Mr. Schenck also earned his credentials as an emergency medical technician (EMT) and Paramedic.
His EMT/paramedic work during his college years has rewarded him two fold: first, in helping the sick and injured and second, in providing hands on experience in healthcare and emergency situations, laying a foundation for his law firm's emphasis on medical malpractice and personal injury.
While maintaining the law firm of Schenck & Long, Mr. Schenck had the opportunity to serve as an Assistant District Attorney in Butler County from 1992-1995. His emphasis was on children victimized by crime. He developed and won accolades for a child abuse program that not only prosecuted cases but provided help for the child and damaged family.
William Schenck respects the mediation process and uses his advocacy skills to effect, when possible, an equitable settlement for his client through firm negotiations.
In 2004 Mr. Schenck had the honor of serving as President of the Butler County Bar Association. In addition to his responsibilities with Schenck & Long, as "Bill", a member of the community, he gives medico-legal continuing education lectures to EMT/paramedics, serves pro-bono as election day legal counsel, and is always available to help those in need in his community.
Attorney Schenck is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and before the following Courts: all Pennsylvania Trial and Appellate Courts; the Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania; the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.