Attorney E. Rebekah Long joined the team at Bell & Pollock after thirteen years of trial practice. After graduating from The University of Notre Dame Law School in 2008, Attorney Long began her career as a prosecutor in Colorado’s 4th Judicial District, serving El Paso County. Two years later, Attorney Long left the District Attorney’s Office to do work in contract law for Honeywell Technology Systems, Inc. After spending two years at Honeywell, Attorney Long realized her true passion was in the courtroom; she joined the Foley Law Firm, where she worked for the next 6 years, practicing criminal defense.
After litigating in excess of 50 jury trials, Attorney Long turned her attention to civil law. Knowing that most civil lawyers have far less experience before a jury, Attorney Long decided to use her extensive experience to help people who have been hurt and need help from an attorney when an insurer won’t pay what’s fair. She joined McDivitt Law Firm where she practiced workers’ compensation law, mass torts, and personal injury litigation. Attorney Long discovered that she had found the right path for her, saying, “When protecting the rights of someone who’s been injured, they often come to you frustrated and at their wit’s end. It can feel like David against Goliath when a multi-million dollar insurance company tells you that your life-changing injuries are worth so little. I love practicing personal injury law because I’m able to protect the little guy from being taken advantage of. I know that the process of dealing with a lawsuit, while treating often life-changing injuries, is overwhelming and scary. I take pride in helping my clients not just recover a fair settlement, but in helping them understand the process of litigating their case. It’s an enormous honor that people put their lives in my hands, and I go to work every day proud of the trust my clients place in me.” Attorney Long’s hard work for her clients was recognized when she was awarded the National Trial Lawyer’s Top 40 Under 40 award in 2020.
Originally from Austin, Texas, Attorney Long spent her childhood moving, mostly within Texas, as an Air Force brat. After graduating high school, Attorney Long attended Baylor University, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, named Outstanding Student in Philosophy (her major) 2005, as well as being nominated for Homecoming Queen, President of the Mortar Board Honor Society, and being a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She graduated with from Baylor with high honors before beginning her law education at The University of Notre Dame. There, Attorney Long’s time was wholly consumed with studying and rooting on The Fighting Irish.
In her free time, Attorney Long enjoys practicing yoga, winning at poker, supporting the Denver Broncos, hating the Patriots, and enjoying the beautiful views of Colorado mountains from air-conditioned environments—preferably with a good Wi-Fi connection.
- Baylor University, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude 2005
- University of Notre Dame Law School. Juris Doctorate, 2008