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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

Apr 3, 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"

Apr 3, 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

Apr 3, 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.

Apr 3, 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.

Apr 3, 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

Apr 3, 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

Apr 3, 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.

Apr 3, 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

Apr 3, 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

Apr 3, 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.

Apr 3, 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

Apr 3, 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...

Adrian Nadeau recognized for his community service

Adrian Nadeau recognized for his community service

Apr 3, 2020

As a young lawyer, Adrian Nadeau heard a presentation by a woman who was teaching a life skills program at Valley Park School in Baton Rouge, Vicki Ellis. Nadeau, now a partner at Long Law Firm, was immediately drawn to her and her mission, and agree...

Long Law Firm to join Offices at City Farm early next year - Photos

Long Law Firm to join Offices at City Farm early next year - Photos

Apr 3, 2020

Long Law Firm’s New Location – Progress Photos

Long Law Firm to join Offices at City Farm early next year

Long Law Firm to join Offices at City Farm early next year

Apr 3, 2020

Long Law Firm will move its Baton Rouge location to the Offices at City Farm development on Jefferson Highway in 2017. The location, the development’s characteristics and the ability to design a unique space specifically for the firm are amo...

Partners Brooke Barnett-Bernal and Mike Patterson presented a program at the annual Baton Rouge Bench Bar Conference in Point Clear, Al on July 23,2016; at the Attorney Generals Annual Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, September

Sep 9, 2016

The topic of the presentation is “Discovery, Authenticity and Admissibility of Social Media”. INTRODUCTION A lack of understanding, fear and outright prejudice against social media has resulted in a hodgepodge of mostly ad hoc decisio...

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