Michael J. Long

Michael J. Long has concentrated in the areas of education law, special education, collective bargaining, employment/labor relations and municipal law since 1980.  He represents several Massachusetts school districts including Vocational Technical Schools, as general, labor, and special education counsel.  He has rendered services as special counsel for many other public employers.  For many years he has served as general counsel to the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (MASS), to which he renders advice on a wide range of education law topics. In 2022 he was appointed to represent MASS on the Special Education Advisory Board, a legislatively created body which reviews and provides feedback on operations at the Bureau of Special Education Appeals. Several years ago, he was appointed to Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Commission on Bullying in Schools and in 2012 he was appointed to the Boston University School of Education Program Advisory Board, a group designated to assist the University in an assessment of the needs and mission of the University’s School of Education.  Mr. Long was the primary management representative consulted by DESE in drafting the model contract language for teacher evaluation.

Attorney Long is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, including its subcommittees on public law and labor law, Massachusetts Council of School Attorneys, National Association of School Boards Council of School Attorneys, Boston Bar Association, Norfolk County Bar Association.  

Attorney Long is a 1977 cum laude graduate of Boston College and a 1980 graduate of Suffolk University Law School.  He is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the First Circuit Court of Appeals.

Michael J. Long can be reached by e-mail at mlong@long-law.com.