Christopher M. Long

Christopher’s practice focuses 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, 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’s practice also includes employment and business litigation, and disputes arising in intellectual property.

Prior to joining Fenton & Keller, Christopher was an associate with the trust and estates practice groups of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, and Hopkins & Carley.  He also represented public agencies in both federal and state courts in all stages of litigation, including trial, and served as Deputy City Attorney for the cities of Pacifica and St. Helena.  Christopher 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 the litigation and trademark law teams at NBCUniversal in Los Angeles.

Christopher has been actively involved with the Carmel Mission for several years, both as a lector and as a member of the choir.  As the son of a Vietnam War Veteran with PTSD, Christopher also enjoys volunteering to represent veterans before the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

Principal Areas of Practice

Trust administration and probate disputes, business and employment litigation, and intellectual property.


  • New York University, B.A., 2010
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D., 2015

Professional Qualifications and Activities

  • Admitted to the California Bar in December 2015
  • Admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Accredited attorney with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs


  • Nonprofit Board Member, Arts Council for Monterey County
  • East Garrison Community Services District Advisory Committee Member
  • Trusts & Estates Section, California Lawyers Association
  • Monterey County Bar Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco’s delegation to the Conference of California Bar Associations (former Secretary and Delegate)
  • Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley (former Nonprofit Board Member)

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