History & Mission

Long Law Offices was founded by H. Clyde Long in 1984. Our first office overlooked Washington Square in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. The practice focused on real estate, business, and construction litigation. Our work has broadened to meet the diverse legal needs of our clients, including general legal counsel to manage and avoid legal risks.

We continue to bring substantial legal experience, wisdom, and energy to helping clients meet their goals and prosper.

H. Clyde Long

After working in several notable San Francisco law firms, Clyde established his own legal practice in 1984. Since then, his legal practice has focused on litigation, pre-litigation, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and legal counseling in the areas of real estate, business disputes, trusts and estates, and construction.

Clyde is a member of the State Bar of California and is licensed to practice before all of the courts of the State of California, the Federal courts of the Northern and Eastern Districts of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has been admitted to practice pro hac vice in the Federal courts in numerous states. Clyde is a  member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association and Napa County Bar Association.

In our community, Clyde served for over 16 years as Chair of the City of Lafayette’s Code Enforcement Appeals Hearing Board. He is past President of the Lafayette Improvement Association.



  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Duke University (Honors, Political Science)