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Adam Long has been a partner at Barrick, Switzer, Long, Balsley & Van Evera, LLP since 2009.  He joined the firm in 2004.  He represents businesses and individuals in commercial transactions and a wide range of both commercial and civil litigation.  He has represented construction companies, financial institutions, insurance companies, healthcare providers, small businesses, and individuals.  Adam has been lead counsel in numerous jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, and mediations in both state court and federal court.  Adam has served as chairman to the Winnebago County Bar Association Trial/Appellate Section.  He is admitted to practice in Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and has been admitted pro hac vice to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.


Practice areas


  1. Construction: 40%
    12 years
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 30%
    12 years
  3. Business: 20%
    12 years
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    12 years



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Contact info

Barrick, Switzer, Long, Balsley & Van Evera, LLP

6833 Stalter Drive
Rockford, IL, 61108


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200405/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Emerging LawyerLeading Lawyers in America2016
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Emerging LawyerLeading Lawyers in America2015
Scholar AthleteBig Ten2001
Dean's ListUniversity of Illinois2001
Dean's ListUniversity of Illinois2000
Dean's ListUniversity of Illinois1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBarrick, Switzer, Long, Balsley & Van Evera2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Winnebago County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Forum on the Construction IndustryMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Business Law SectionMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hackman v. Dickerson Realtors, et al.Federal Judge Elaine Bucklo granted summary judgment in favor of Adam Long's clients.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Northern District of Illinois, Federal CourtHackman v. Dickerson Realtors, et al. (Decision)2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kentucky College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Winnebago County Bar Association, Trial/Appellate SectionPersonal injury & Litigation -- Dealing with Medicare Liens2012