Sader Law Firm attorney Steven Long joined the firm in June of 2019 and continues to serve the needs of bankruptcy clients and businesses, and he has maintained a passion for client advocacy and takes pride in making even the most complicated legal matters understandable to his clients.
Read more about Steven, a key member of our team who maintains a passion for client advocacy and takes satisfaction in providing his clients a source of calm in stressful times in this edition of our “Sader Spotlight:”
Why did you want to become an attorney? What made you decide on bankruptcy?
The answer to both is largely the same. I was drawn to work where I could counsel people and help them resolve a problem. Originally, this drew me toward therapy, but I was instead ended up focusing on law because I felt I could make a bigger difference in their lives.
What do you enjoy most about working at Sader?
I’ve worked at a few law firms, and honestly, Sader Law Firm is a perfect fit for me. I get to spend more time working directly with my clients with fewer people between me and them, and we work well as a team to achieve the best results possible for our clients.
What is the best thing about being a bankruptcy attorney?
Almost everyone in my family has had debt problems, and I know firsthand just how stressful the situation can be. I’m inspired by the chance to remove a proverbial weight from their shoulders and help put them on a path toward a more secure financial future.
What inspires you (professionally and/or personally)?
I meet with so many people that have encountered such a wide variety of hardships and circumstances. I’m often meeting people after a difficult time in their lives but also after they’ve picked themselves back up and started to push forward.
What is the best advice you received as an up and coming attorney?
About nine years before I started working at Sader Law Firm, I’d taken on my first bankruptcy clients. I had a particularly difficult case I was working on, and I reached out to a few established bankruptcy attorneys for assistance. The first attorney who was willing to speak to me was Neil Sader. At that time, he answered all of the questions that I had come up with and helped me figure out the questions I didn’t yet know to ask. That assistance played a big part in shifting my focus from a general practitioner to a bankruptcy attorney.
What is your biggest goal for your legal career?
To continue to grow as an attorney from my established base. There are constantly new opportunities to adapt in bankruptcy to help clients achieve their goals. These new paths often involve resistance, but it can be worth it to push forward and overcome the possible obstacles.
How do you like to spend your time outside of work?
Going on adventures with my daughter. I look for all the road trips and activities I can find around town or near town. I’m seldom happier than when I see her discovering a new place or activity for the first time. When she’s sleeping, I do like going for a long run.