John E. Long Jr.

John E. Long Jr.

Managing Partner
Naples, Florida
(239) 232-2208

I have been in practice since 1965 specializing in family law related matters exclusively since 1977. What I think most distinguishes our firm from our colleagues is that we practice divorce law clinically/humanistically. The clinical part is easy to understand and that would involve resolving all the property and liability distributions, the issue of alimony, the issue of a parenting plan, child support and finally some collateral issues such as life insurance, medical insurance and other forms of collateral to secure the awards received by our client or the opposing spouse. I do not have a male or female preference in the clients, rather I accept those clients who are primarily interested in restoring their sense of self worth through the process of divorce so that when all is said and done the client's dignity is restored to the level he or she wants it. That, by the way, is the humanistic approach that we adopt in the dealing with our clients. In conclusion, please do not interpret our desire to practice in this fashion as a weakness. That would be a tactical mistake.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Complex Equitable Distribution Issues
  • Pre-Nuptial & Post-Nuptial Agreements
  • Companionship Agreements
  • Custody & Relocation Disputes

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Marital & Family Law, The Florida Bar, 1993
  • Certified Family Mediator, Florida Supreme Court, 2014

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1963
  • New York, 1964
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1965
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1965
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1976


  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • J.D. - 1963
  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida
    • B.B.A. - 1960
  • Ithaca College

Honors and Awards

  • Lion of the Law Award for Professionalism

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Collier County, Member
  • Suffolk County (Family Court and Law Committee), Chairman, 1980 - 1981
  • Judiciary Committee, Member, 1982 - 1983
  • Tenth Judicial District (Grievance Committee), Member
  • New York State (Family Law Committee) and American Bar Associations, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • Matrimonial Bar Association of Suffolk County , Director, 1983 - 1988
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers , Board of Managers - FL Chapter, 1978 - Present
  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2002 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Suffolk County Academy of Law, Director, 1984 - 1988
  • Long, Tuminello, Besso, Seligman, Quinlan & Werner, Managing Partner, 1975 - 1995

Pro Bono Activities

  • Discretionary Decisions


  • English