Oregon Supreme Court temporarily suspends Portland lawyer’s license

Portland attorney Andrew Long’s website lists his experience in the field. (Screenshot)

The Oregon Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily suspended the law license of Portland lawyer Andrew Long, six weeks after the Oregon State Bar warned the public that it believed Long has been acting bizarrely.

The bar has alleged Long threatened violence against a former employee, tried to force clients and employees into intimate relationships, showed up drunk to a courtroom and used methamphetamine in his office.

On top of a temporary suspension, the bar has asked the state Supreme Court to conduct a deeper review of Long and professionally discipline him for what the bar describes as “abhorrent” behavior toward women.

In arguing against the suspension, Long has disputed the allegations and said he does not think his continued practice of law would pose a harm to clients or the public, according to an order Wednesday written by Chief Justice Thomas Balmer.

Long, 40, became licensed as a lawyer 14 years ago in Oregon. After a stint out of state, he opened up his downtown Portland law firm EA Long Legal in 2015. He lists real estate law, divorces and personal injury cases among his areas of focus.

— Aimee Green

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