Dianna Coy Long
Ms. Long is a graduate of Missouri State University. She received her law degree in 1991 from the University of Missouri, Columbia. While in law school, Ms. Long studied for a semester at University College, London, England, where she clerked for Barrister Robin Griffiths of the Inner Temple Inn of Court.
She has practiced bankruptcy law since 1995, taking two years out to serve as a full-time county attorney. She has also served as Municipal Judge for two southwest Missouri cities. Since 2002, the focus of her practice has been municipal bankruptcy and consumer bankruptcy, which she now practices exclusively.
She is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the National Association of Consumer Advocates and the American Bankruptcy Institute. She was admitted to federal practice in 1991.
Ms. Long has been a speaker for the Missouri Bar Association’s continuing legal education course “Bankruptcy Basics,” presented annually from 2007 to 2013. She prepared written materials and spoke on the subjects of: Basic Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Credit & Budget Counseling Requirements in Bankruptcy, Essential Bankruptcy Documents, and Bankruptcy Trustees. From 2008 – 2016, Ms. Long was invited by the Missouri Bar Association to make a presentation to new lawyers interested in bankruptcy law. Her topic for those presentations was Interviewing the Potential Bankruptcy Client.
Ms. Long is a member of The Missouri Bar, The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, and the National Association of Consumer Advocates. She also serves on the Missouri Bar Association’s Commercial Law Committee.