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09/01/2014 - Ashley Worby joins Statham & Long, LLC, as an associate attorney


H. Wayne Statham | Chad M. Long | John W. Robertson | Molly E. Palmer | Ashley M. Worby

Mr. Long is a founding member of the firm and focuses his practice in the areas of business and corporate law, estate planning, probate, personal injury, civil and criminal trial, and appellate practice.

Mr. Long graduated from the Henry B. Tippie College of Business at The University of Iowa in 2005, where he received a B.B.A. in Economics with honors. He received his Juris Doctorate from The University of Iowa College of Law. While in school, Chad was an officer of the Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity, a legal Research Assistant to The University of Iowa’s Ombudsperson, and a Hawkinson Scholar of Finance. He also worked as a web designer and database administrator for The University of Iowa’s Office of the Registrar for more than five years.

Mr. Long's business practice includes transactional matters as well as commercial litigation. He assists businesses and business owners with choice of business entity, preparation, review, and negotiation of business contracts, and compliance with a variety of corporate and business requirements. He represents businesses as plaintiff or defendant in a broad range of commercial disputes, from breach of contract to business torts.

Mr. Long's estate planning practice includes identifying the client's goals, analyzing the client's personal and financial situation, explaining options, and implementing a course of action by drafting documents, such as wills or trusts, and/or retitling assets. He can assist clients in planning to protect their minor children, preserving governmental benefits, accomplishing charitable goals, avoiding probate, and minimizing, deferring or eliminating death, gift and income taxes.

Mr. Long's probate practice encompasses administering decedent's estates of all sizes and types, handling will contests, representing parents or minors in guardianships, and representing fiduciaries, incapacitated adults, or concerned family members in guardianships.

Mr. Long is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Galesburg Noon Lions Club, Young Professionals of Galesburg, Western Illinois Estate and Financial Planners Forum, and is President of the Knox County Bar Association. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Knox County YMCA and the Knox County Drug Court Executive Board.

EDUCATION: The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (B.B.A. Economics, With Honors, 2005); The University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, IA (J.D., 2008)

BAR ADMISSIONS: Illinois; U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois

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