Claudia Hagadus Long, Esq. is one of the leading alternative dispute resolution neutrals in the Bay Area, specializing in resolving disputes involving:

  • Business
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Probate, Trusts & Estates
  • Real Estate
  • Wage & Hour

Ms. Long has been a practicing attorney for over 35 years, both as an exceptionally skilled mediator who has mediated over 1500 cases, including employment matters with the Department of Fair Employment and housing, and as a civil litigator in both large and small law firms and in-house counsel at a large multinational bank.

Fluent in Spanish and French, she can conduct mediations entirely in Spanish when necessary. She is trusted to resolve complex disputes with multifaceted and multidisciplinary legal, organizational, cultural and personal issues.


  • B.A. Harvard University, magna cum laude, 1976
  • J.D. Georgetown University Law Center, 1980

Legal Experience

  • 1997 – 2014 Long Law Offices, of counsel mediator and arbitrator
    Mediated over 1,300 cases. Also served as Arbitrator, Special Master and Insurance Umpire.
  • 2010 – Current Department of Fair Employment & Housing, Mediator
    Mediated Employment Discrimination cases through DFEH; currently assists Director of Dispute Resolution with administrative and policy issues
  • 1991 – 1997 Law Offices of Claudia Hagadus Long, Litigation
    Litigated Construction, Real Estate, Banking and Commercial Disputes
  • 1987 – 1991 Hyde & Drath, Litigation
    Litigated and tried Construction, Real Estate and Business cases
  • 1981 – 1987 Bank of America, Legal Department Litigation Section
    Litigated and tried Banking disputes

Professional Associations

  • California Association of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Contra Costa Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • SMART Mediation Panel, Contra Costa Superior Court

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