John Chadwick Long was born and raised in Pulaski, Tennessee. In 1995, Chad graduated from Giles County High School and later that year entered his freshman year at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In May 2000, Chad graduated with a Bachelor of Sciences in Communications (Public Relations, major; Finance, minor). Chad pledged the Epsilon Eta Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity in Spring 1996 and was initiated as a Knight and Brother in Fall 1996. Chad was very active as a collegiate member and continues his support as an alumni and has received various accolades for his involvement including: Man of the Year Award, the highest Active Member honor, in 1999; Alumni of the Year Award from the Active Chapter in 2007; and inducted into the Torchbearer Society, the Alumni Chapter's Highest Honor, in April 2010.
While pursuing his Juris Doctorate from the Nashville School of Law, Chad met his beautiful and very supportive wife, Lauren, in February 2004. They later married on September 24, 2005. Chad graduated in May 2006 and passed the Bar Exam in July 2006. Chad began his legal career in Real Estate law followed by the opening of his own practice in October 2007 which began operations in his home from Hermitage and his subsequent move to Hendersonville in 2008. Chad later associated with Roger Sindle in August 2011 as Sindle & Long, An Association of Attorneys where they opened their office at the current 130 South Water Avenue address and expanded into the adjoining building in 2014. In 2018, Chad restructured his practice and associated with a friend and fraternity brother, Michael Taylor, and created Long & Taylor, An Association of Attorneys. Chad’s litigation practice includes custody, divorce, post-divorce, adoption, child support, juvenile and other areas of family law along with a probate practice including estate administration, conservatorships and guardianships. Chad also handles civil litigation, business consultation, simple estate planning, personal injury and criminal defense.
Chad has served on the Sumner County Bar Association Executive Council from 2009 through 2013, serving as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and President. From 2016 to 2019, Chad served as legal counsel for the Friends of Sumner Regional Medical Center, Inc. an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides outreach programs to patients and visitors. Through representing numerous clients in criminal matters, Chad has assisted individuals with substance abuse problems in seeking rehabilitation and recovery through the Sumner County Recovery Court. In 2015, Chad’s compassion to help individuals achieve recovery was heightened when he was asked to serve on the Recovery Court of Sumner County, Inc.’s foundation board. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that assists funding for the Recovery Court program and has grown to include an Intensive Outpatient Program, a Transitional Housing Program and continues to grow in order to support the important resource and need for the Sumner County community. From 2016 to 2019, Chad became a member of Wilson Bank & Trust’s Community Council. Wilson Bank & Trust is a leading community bank dedicated to their customers and promoting their strong Christian faith.
Chad’s greatest joy and favorite pastime include activities with his family. Chad and Lauren take great pride in their three children. From 2009 to 2019, the Long family was actively involved at Gallatin First United Methodist Church where Chad served as an usher and Stewardship Chairman (2012 – 2015), Finance committee member (2012-2019) and Staff Parish Relations Committee member (2015 – 2019; Chairman 2016 – 2019). Lauren is a sustaining member of Junior Service League of Gallatin (President, 2015 – 2016), member of the Station Camp Elementary PTO, and board member of Hendersonville Wyldlife. You will often find Chad and Lauren transporting their children to dance lessons and competitions, soccer, basketball and baseball and going on a trip any chance they get.
*Chad Long voted Best Attorney: Sumner County’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards Gallatin News Examiner & Hendersonville Star News, August 26, 2015
*Chad Long voted Best Attorney: Sumner County’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards Gallatin News Examiner & Hendersonville Star News, August 23, 2013
*Chad Long voted Best Attorney: Sumner County’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards Gallatin News Examiner & Hendersonville Star News, August 24, 2012
*Chad Long voted Best Attorney: Sumner County’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards Gallatin News Examiner & Hendersonville Star News, August 26, 2011