FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Who: Circuit Judge Robert E. Long, Jr., 2d Judicial Circuit
What: Investiture of Circuit Judge Robert E. Long, Jr.
Where: Leon County Courthouse, Courtroom 2-E, 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee
When: Friday, September 2, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
The investiture of recently appointed Circuit Judge Robert E. Long, Jr. will be held, Friday, September 2, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. in the Leon County Courthouse, Courtroom 2-E, 301 South Monroe
Street, Tallahassee, Florida.
Judge Long was appointed to the Second Judicial Circuit Court on June 24, 2016 by Governor Rick Scott and took office on July 11, 2016. Prior to his appointment, he was the General Counsel and a Major on the Executive Command Staff at the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. As a law enforcement officer and an attorney, Judge Long oversaw the operations of the Legal and Professional Service Division at the Sheriff’s Office. Prior to that, he worked in private practice at Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell P.A., where he handled a diverse set of civil litigation matters. Judge Long started his legal career as an active duty Judge Advocate with the United States Navy. While in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps, he served as a criminal defense counsel and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Prior to attending law school, Judge Long worked as a Deputy Sheriff at the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. His litigation experience spans from civil wrongful death matters to significant life felonies including child rape and murder.
Judge Long holds a law degree from the University of Florida, College of Law, and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the Florida State University, College of Business. He has served on the
Boards of Directors for the Legal Aid Foundation and the Rotary Club of Tallahassee. He is the Chair of Trinity United Methodist Church’s Marriage Ministry, is a member of the Economic Club of
Florida, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and is a member of Leadership Tallahassee Class 33.
Judge Long and his wife, Jenna, attend Trinity United Methodist Church and have four sons, Bo, JD, Wesley, and Luke.