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 Meet Your Attorney 

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 Steven N. Long 

 Background

Mr. Long has nearly 27 years of professional experience in the legal system, and has practiced law in eastern North Carolina for over two decades.  Mr. Long grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  He attended college at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Criminal Justice. After graduating from college, Mr. Long served as a Police Officer with the Winston-Salem Police Department. In order to further his career opportunities in the legal system, Mr. Long accepted a position as a Magistrate in Davidson County, North Carolina while pursuing entry into law school. Mr. Long continued his education at the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University where he earned a Juris Doctor degree.  Mr. Long has practiced law exclusively in eastern North Carolina since 2003. Early in his legal career Mr. Long served as an Assistant District Attorney for Craven, Carteret, and Pamlico counties. After several years as a prosecutor, Mr. Long opened his own practice, where has continued his service to his community and protecting people's rights and interests in the areas of traffic and criminal law, divorce and family law, and estate and healthcare planning. As his client, Mr. Long will do the same for you.

 Commitment 

The firm is committed to providing the highest quality professional legal services to our clients. You will be treated as we would want to be treated in dealing with your legal situation. From the very start, a comprehensive action plan will be created to aid in your understanding and guide your situation to an outcome that protects your legal rights and  preserves your interests; whether that be negotiations toward a settlement, participating in alternative dispute resolution such as mediation or arbitration, or engaging in strong and strategic litigation in court.

 Experience 

The firm recognizes the importance of fully understanding the expectations and goals of each client regarding your legal situation. Decades of experience in the court system provides keen insight into what is necessary to protect your legal rights and interests. This is accomplished with a unique skill set developed from a diverse professional background that no other attorney in the area can offer. The result is targeted, straightforward advice that is practical and reasonable, and when necessary, representation in court that is rarely matched.

 Transparency 

The last thing you want to worry about is whether the legal fees in dealing with your situation will exceed your affordability. We attempt to establish a flat fee for legal services as often as we can. For matters that require hourly billing, an up-front budget is openly discussed and mutually created. Your fee arrangement is memorialized in a written fee agreement that details the scope of the attorney-client relationship so that expectations are clear from the beginning for both client and attorney. 

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