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Christopher Long

Silicon Valley
F: +1.650.815.4698


  • J.D., Loyola Law School, 2015
  • B.A., New York University, 2010
  • Extern to the Honorable Otis D. Wright II in the United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California


Christopher Long is an associate in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's Silicon Valley office.

Areas of Practice

Christopher focuses his practice on resolving disputes over trusts, estates, conservatorships, and other fiduciary matters. He provides representation in every aspect of trust and estate litigation, including will and trust contests, breach of fiduciary duty cases, trustee accounting matters, conservatorship proceedings, financial elder abuse, recovery of trust assets, removal of trustees, and cases involving the intersection between probate law and other legal issues. Christopher also has business litigation experience, including disputes arising in intellectual property and general breach of contract actions.

Christopher is an active delegate and Secretary of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s delegation to the California Conference of Bar Associations, where he regularly debates and advocates for non-partisan, legislative solutions for the benefit of all Californians. Christopher also serves on the Board of Directors for Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving affordable housing by providing critical repairs and accessibility modifications for low-income homeowners and community centers. 

As the son of a Vietnam War Veteran with PTSD, Christopher is also passionately involved in providing pro bono representation and assistance to veterans in obtaining benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Historical Experience:

Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Christopher represented public agencies in both federal and state courts in all stages of litigation, including trial. Christopher also served as Deputy City Attorney for the cities of Pacifica and St. Helena, and has extensive experience with the California Public Records Act. 

While in law school, Christopher served as an Extern to the Honorable Otis D. Wright II in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and as an Intern with both the litigation and trademark law teams at NBCUniversal in Los Angeles.