Steve Long, Criminal Defense Attorney, Logo, Birmingham, AL

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Criminal Defense Attorney, Birmingham, AL

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Steven F. Long has represented several clients throughout Alabama since 1995 and has extensive experience handling a wide range of litigation matters and fastidiously applies his experience to help individuals, families, and small businesses faced with a legal crisis. Over the course of his career, Mr. Long has successfully litigated to a conclusion hundreds of cases, and has successfully argued cases before the Alabama Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. Mr. Long  has represented clients in over 100 different venues across Alabama’s Federal, State Circuit, District and Municipal court venues. As a former Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Long is knowledgeable of the various criminal justice mechanisms and procedures necessary to protect and preserve your legal rights.
With a personal commitment to his clients, Mr. Long offers the prospective client competent representation in a supportive, non-judgmental, hands-on environment. As a criminal defense attorney, his philosophy is grounded in the strong belief that his clients should be fully informed about every aspect of their case as it progresses with no unpleasant surprises. All clients charged are innocent until the State of Alabama has proven otherwise beyond a reasonable doubt.
First and foremost, Mr. Long considers himself an aggressive trial attorney. Although the vast majority of cases are resolved without a trial, there are times a case must be tried. While every situation is different, Mr. Long strives to minimize the effects and ramifications of a criminal case to allow his clients to put the case behind them and move on with their professional and personal lives. We fight aggressively for our clients’ dignity, rights, freedom, and futures. With each case there are a myriad of options available to achieve the stated goals for the client.

If you or someone you love has been arrested, is being investigated, or, has been charged with a crime, call Mr. Long today for a FREE CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION on how to best put the experience behind you.

Mr. Long has attained an AV "Preeminent" Peer-Review Rating for legal ability and professional standards of conduct and ethics by Martindale-Hubbell, the legal community's most widely consulted and most respected directory of lawyers in the U.S. and worldwide. AV Preeminent® is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.

EDUCATION: Birmingham School of Law, J.D. (summa cum laude Valedictorian,1995  1st in class standing). Outstanding student award every year and school top honors; Sigma Delta Kappa honor society; Lanny S. Vines Outstanding Freshman Award, 1992; Sigma Delta Kappa Key Award, 1995; Governor’s Award, 1995.

University of Alabama @ Birmingham.  B.S., Business Administration (magna cum laude), 1991. Outstanding student award School of Business, Department of Management.

Jefferson State Community College. A.S. Business Administration with Honors, 1989. Academic Scholarship awarded.

MILITARY: U.S. Navy – 1977 – 1981 serving aboard the U.S.S. Holland  AS-32 - Holy Loch, Scotland, 1977-1979; U.S. Navy Seabees NMCB-1 Gulfport, MS, 1979-1981 deployments and detachments to Puerto Rico, Diego Garcia, Antigua, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Rank: E-5.

MEMBERSHIPS: Alabama State Bar, 1995; Supreme Court of Alabama, 1995; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 1995; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, 1995; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1995 (Atlanta); Rhode Island State Bar, 2010; Supreme Court of Rhode Island, 2010; U.S. District Court of Rhode Island, 2010; U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2010 (Boston); Massachusetts State Bar, 2011; Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, 2011; Rhode Island Association for Justice, 2010; Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1995-2003; Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, 1995-2003; American Bar Association, 1995; Birmingham Bar Association, 1995; Shelby County Bar Association, 2004; Chilton County Bar Association, 2006. Kiwanis Club of America, 2007. Phi Theta Kappa, 1987; Sigma Delta Kappa, 1994; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2009; Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2009.

CHARITIES SUPPORTED:  Jimmie Hale Mission; Oak Mountain Missions; Providence Rescue Mission; King’s Ranch/Hannah Home; Univ. of California, San Diego Medical Center; Vitas Hospice; Leukemia/Lymphoma Society; UCSD Lifesharing Organ Donation Society.

PROFESSOR: Business Law at Jefferson State Community College 1997-1999.   

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Assistant District Attorney: 19th Judicial Circuit (Chilton, Autauga & Elmore Counties) 2006-2007

Birmingham, Tuscaloosa
Montgomery, Clanton