Mauri Long began her legal career as a litigation paralegal before attaining her Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon in 1989. Mauri was selected to be a law clerk for then Anchorage Superior Court Judge Dana Fabe, after which she became a misdemeanor, then felony, trial lawyer for the Alaska Public Defender Agency. She joined Dillon & Findley as a trial lawyer in October 1993. Throughout her career, Mauri has been an invited speaker on trial practice and evidence topics for programs of the Alaska Bar Association, Alaska Academy of Trial Attorneys, Alaska Association for Justice, Washington State Trial Attorneys, and Texas Bar Association.
Mauri practiced as a trial lawyer throughout her career until her retirement as a shareholder of the firm at the end of 2016. Presently, she is available to act as a mediator or arbitrator, an area of interest throughout her career. Mauri trained at Harvard’s mediation and negotiation training programs and was a thoughtful and passionate negotiator for her clients. Her thoughtful nature, calm disposition and extensive litigation experience helped Mauri successfully negotiate the resolution of numerous cases, including straight forward injury cases, multi-party cases and extremely complex multi-year, million and billion dollar cases. She also acted as an arbitrator a number of times during her career as a litigator.