After high school, Mr. Long served his country honorably for eight years as a Navy Corpsman. For the first two years, Mr. Long worked in the ICU at Oak Knoll Naval Hospital. Then, he went on to serve the next six with the Marines on Camp Pendleton. His duties included preventive medicine, combat medicine, combat skills instructor and medical intelligence.
After the military, Mr. Long managed a medical facility that focused on occupational health while working towards his bachelor’s degree. Mr. Long attended California State University San Marcos, earning his B.A. in Literature and Writing. During his senior year, he was selected to be the Editor-in-Chief of the university’s student newspaper.
While attending Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Mr. Long worked at the Veteran’s Legal Assistance clinic, providing legal assistance to homeless veterans at the Veteran’s Village of San Diego. Working as a certified law student, he was able to obtain relief in child support arrears and worked to argue disabilities benefits from the Veterans Administration and Social Security for the Veterans.
In November 2011, Mr. Long was selected from a group of attorney’s to begin a pilot program known as the Center for Solo Practitioners. The Center for Solo Practitioners supports attorneys who want to start their own law firms from the ground up, emphasizing the need for pro-bono and modest means work in the community.