Matthew Long

Santa Barbara Collaborative Law Group

1114 State Street, La Arcada, Suite 222
Santa Barbara, California 93101
United States
Office Phone: 805-254-4878
Member since 2005
Membership Type: IACP

Profession(s)

Lawyer

I have been practicing family law for fifteen years, providing my clients with cost-effective solutions while serving with integrity and professionalism. Although I continue to offer litigation services to those who need it, I am supremely confident that through collaborative practice my clients have the opportunity to achieve a far more satisfying and reasonable result. I bring to this practice a calm demeanor and an ability to stay focused on my client’s most important interests. Using patience and teamwork, even through the hard times I remain the champion of solutions that the parties can live with for years to come.

Area(s) of Practice: Child Representative, Collaborative Law, Estate Law, Family Law, Mediation, Probate Law
License(s): The State Bar of California

Professional Activities

President, Santa Barbara Collaborative Law Group

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, California State University, Long Beach. Graduated with Honors.

Professional Education

Juris Doctor with Distinction, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California. Class Rank: Top 10%. American Jurisprudence Award in Contracts. Traynor Honor Society. Community Legal Services Family Law Clinic Supervisory Board.

Comments

As President of the Santa Barbara Collaborative Law Group, I am dedicated to improving the number and quality of collaborative practitioners available in our area, as well as developing a group of highly qualified coaches and financial professionals to become team members. I have read each of the Collaborative Divorce books written by Pauline Tesler (and Peggy Thompson), a leading pioneer in the field. It is my hope that the majority of marital dissolutions in Santa Barbara County will soon be done through the interdisciplinary collaborative process.