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Long Law Firm is proud to support the Heritage Ranch 2020 Matt Flynn Invitational

Long Law Firm is proud to support the Heritage Ranch 2020 Matt Flynn Invitational

Oct 22, 2020

Long Law Firm is proud to support the Heritage Ranch 2020 Matt Flynn Invitational golf tournament. Heritage Ranch is a Christian Children's home located in Zachary, La. serving youth and their families in crisis from the Greater Baton Rouge ...

Dale Clary spoke on a legal and insurance panel on the first virtual AIA Louisiana Conference on Architecture.

Dale Clary spoke on a legal and insurance panel on the first virtual AIA Louisiana Conference on Architecture.

Sep 24, 2020

On September 24, Dale Clary spoke on a legal and insurance panel on the first virtual AIA Louisiana Conference on Architecture.  Topics covered included the impact of COVID-19 on architecture practice and business (including unique insurance iss...

Adrian Nadeau elected to the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Board of Governors

Adrian Nadeau elected to the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Board of Governors

Aug 11, 2020

Adrian G. Nadeau is an equity partner and member of the Management Committee for Long Law Firm, L.L.P., in Baton Rouge. He received a BA degree in political science and history in 1990 from Louisiana State University and his JD/BCL degree in 2002 fro...

Dale Clary served on the Construction Law legal panel at the LAGC Summer Conference on July 31, 2020 in Destin, Florida.

Jul 31, 2020

The hot topics included what relief contractors can obtain by using mandamus to compel payment on Public Works projects, hazards of public owners and design professional attempts to modify the standard bid form,  evident partiality in arbitratio...

Eye on Evidence | Do Not Leave Your Evidence at the Door: A Trial Court's Legal Error

Mar 1, 2020

Associate Melissa Pestalozzi authors a bi-monthly column entitled "Eye on Evidence" for The Baton Rouge Lawyer Magazine, which addresses current evidentiary issues.

Eye on Evidence | The Contemporaneous Objection Requirement for Pre-Trial in Limine Rulings: A Formalism or a Necessity

Jan 1, 2020

Associate Melissa Pestalozzi authors a bi-monthly column entitled "Eye on Evidence" for The Baton Rouge Lawyer Magazine, which addresses current evidentiary issues.

Critical Issues Summit - February 2020

Feb 14, 2020

Dale Clary spoke at the Critical Issues Summit in February 2020 on a panel with several other attorneys on hot legal topics.  The Critical Issues Summit is sponsored by the Louisiana Association of General Contractors, which regularly hosts this...

“A Lawyer’s Guide to Emojis: What you Need to Know”

Nov 25, 2019

On Monday, November 25, 2019, Brooke Barnett-Bernal and Mike Patterson of the Long Law Firm presented a CLE at the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Annual New York City Multi-Topic CLE, held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Times Square. The ...

Baton Rouge Bar Association Member Spotlight: Melissa Pestalozzi

Sep 9, 2019

Born in Tempe Arizona, Melissa moved to Louisiana to play Division I soccer at Nicholls State University. During law school, Melissa was published in the Southern University Journal of Race, Gender and Poverty, clerked for Long Law Firm, the U.S. Att...

Associate Melissa Pestalozzi Appointed to 2019-2020 LSBA Leadership Class

Associate Melissa Pestalozzi Appointed to 2019-2020 LSBA Leadership Class

Aug 22, 2019

Long Law Firm is proud to announce the selection and appointment of associate Melissa Pestalozzi to the Leadership Louisiana State Bar Association 2019-2020 Class.  This year, 15 young lawyers were selected from an esteemed group of ...

Rachel Dunaway and Mike Patterson Present CLE on the Ethical Implications of Using Artificial Intelligence

Rachel Dunaway and Mike Patterson Present CLE on the Ethical Implications of Using Artificial Intelligence

May 17, 2019

On May 17, 2019, Mike Patterson and Rachel Dunaway of the Long Law Firm presented a CLE at the Louisiana State Bar Association‘s “Issues and Trends while Practicing in the Social Media Age” held at Juban’s Restaurant in Baton ...

Article written by Long Law Firm’s Michael Patterson and Melissa Pestalozzi

Article written by Long Law Firm’s Michael Patterson and Melissa Pestalozzi

Jul 9, 2019

We are excited to share an article written by Long Law Firm’s Michael Patterson and Melissa Pestalozzi, “The Qualification of Witnesses to Offer Opinion Testimony: ‘Expert’ or Not?”, which was featured on the cover of th...

2018 Annual AIA Louisiana Conference on Architecture + Expo

2018 Annual AIA Louisiana Conference on Architecture + Expo

Jul 4, 2019

This year, LLF sponsored and participated in the 2018 Annual AIA Louisiana Conference on Architecture + Expo in New Orleans on September 27-28, 2018. On September 27th, LLF participated as an Exhibitor at the Annual Expo and four of its construction ...

BOARD OF ETHICS IN the MATTER OF Jordan MONSOUR and Walter Monsour

Oct 26, 2020

Recently, the Louisiana Supreme Court issued a per curiam opinion in one of the cases handled by Mike Patterson and Brooke Barnett-Bernal involving the Code of Governmental Ethics.  In this opinion, the Louisiana Supreme Court held the...

"Expert Testimony Required to Prove Accounting Malpractice"

Oct 26, 2020

Long Law Firm is excited to share the news of a recent Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal opinion in one of the accounting malpractice cases handled by Mike Patterson and Brooke Barnett-Bernal involving the withdrawal of audi...

Michael Patterson appointed as Discovery Special Master

Oct 26, 2020

Michael Patterson was appointed as Discovery Special Master in the consolidated cases involving the University Medical Center complex in New Orleans. He will be responsible for overseeing compliance with the case management order and handling discove...

Long Law Firm is pleased to welcome Melissa Pestalozzi as our newest Associate Attorney.

Oct 26, 2020

Born in Tempe, Arizona, Melissa moved to Louisiana to play Division I soccer at Nicholls State University. During law school, Melissa was published in the Southern University Journal of Race, Gender and Poverty, clerked for Long Law Firm, the U.S. At...

Mike Patterson co presented a CLE at the LSBA NYC conference on November 19, 2017.

Oct 26, 2020

Mike Patterson co presented a CLE at the LSBA NYC conference on November 19,2017. The topic was “Social Media: The Issues for the Practicing Lawyer”. The presentation focused on the importance of identifying the use of social media b...

Dale Clary spoke at the 10th Annual Critical Issues Summit in Baton Rouge

Oct 26, 2020

Dale Clary spoke at the 10th Annual Critical Issues Summit, hosted by the Louisiana Associated General Contractors, and sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Louisiana, American Institute of Architects of Louisiana, ...

Long Law Firm’s Sharon Whitlow accepts a grant from the TJ Moran Foundation

Oct 26, 2020

Long Law Firm’s Sharon Whitlow accepts a grant from the TJ Moran Foundation on behalf of the Gateway Transition Center, a local non-profit organization that provides transitional services for individuals with autism. Like many parents w...

Long Law Firm is pleased to announce that Rachel P. Dunaway has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney.

Oct 26, 2020

Born in Pensacola, Florida, Rachel worked in healthcare management for ten years before moving to Baton Rouge and attending law school. During law school, Rachel was published in the Southern University Law Review Journal, held the positions of the L...

Albert Dale Clary speaks at Critical Issues Summit

Oct 26, 2020

Mr. Clary served on a panel at the 8th Annual Critical Issues Summit sponsored by the Louisiana Associated General Contractors, the American Institute of Architects of Louisiana, and the American Council of Engineering Companies of Louisiana, held on...

Tenth Amendment Revisited: The enumerated powers clause

Oct 26, 2020

Tenth Amendment revisited: The enumerated powers clause BY ALBERT DALE CLARY & SHARON S. WHITLOW     Political issues in the last few years have heightened public scrutiny of the relationship between the federal government and st...

Long Law Firm is pleased to announce that J. Wes Clark has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney.

Oct 26, 2020

J. Wes Clark- Wes is a  graduate of Southern University Law Center and practices in the business and commercial litigation groups. During law school, Wes worked as a law clerk for the firm.  

Long Law Firm Charges Forward: Now accepting credit card payments

Oct 26, 2020

Clients will be able to simply log in to process transactions from your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. We securely handle transaction information, eliminating the need for storing sensitive cardholder information. Visa, MasterCard, American Expre...

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