Biography and Professional Experience

Ernie Long has over 30 years of experience in alternative dispute resolution, serving as a Mediator, Arbitrator, and Settlement Conference Judge Pro Tem in northern and Central California venues. In the last 16 years he has mediated over 3000 disputes involving a broad range of civil litigation, including personal injury, business and contract claims, employment matters of wrongful discharge, harassment and discrimination, professional malpractice, probate, real estate, insurance bad faith and coverage, property damage, partnership disputes, public entity liability and elder abuse claims.

Professional Experience:
2007 – present Mediator
1989 – 2007 Partner, Matheny, Sears, Linkert & Long
Civil Trial Practice
1984 – 1989 Associate, Matheny, Poidmore & Sears

Civil Trial Practice

1983 – present Member, California State Bar
Peer Recognition:
2006 – present American Board of Trial Advocates

2013 President, Sacramento Valley Chapter

2003 – present  A-V Rating, Martindale Hubbell
Mediation Training:
2006 – present Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Law School; Annual Professional Skills Program

Northwest Dispute Resolution Annual Conference, University of Washington

Over 125 hours