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Mr. Dana F. Longo graduated from U.C. Santa Cruz in 1993 with degrees in biology and legal studies, and earned his law degree from California Western School of Law in 1997. Initially employed with the Office of the District Attorney for the County of San Diego, Bureau of Child Support Enforcement, Mr. Longo joined the firm in 1998. His practice now focuses on Wills, Trusts, and other aspects of Estate Planning, Trust Administration, Trust Litigation, Real Estate Transactional and Litigation Matters, and the formation of Corporations, Limited Liability Companies and other business entities.


Mr. Longo has been an active member of the local legal community. He served on the Board of Directors of the Barrister’s Club from 1998 through 2000, acting as President for the year 2000. He was also active in the Santa Barbara Inns of Court from 1999 through 2001, serving on the Board of Directors in 2001. Further, he served on the Board of Directors of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association from 2001 through 2006, and remains active with the Bar Association. Mr. Longo also serves on the executive committee of the Board of Directors of the Santa Barbara Semana Nautica Association, as well as being a founding member, Director, and Legal Counsel for the Channel Islands Park Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization formed to benefit the Channel Islands National Park. Mr. Longo is also fluent in Spanish and regularly represents Spanish speaking clients.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 30%
  2. Probate: 20%
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
  4. Real Estate: 20%
  5. Commercial Real Estate: 10%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jeffrey Stephen Young

    I have opposed Mr. Longo on a couple of cases over the years, both involving litigation and contentious issues. He represents his clients well, while at the same time, is forthright and professional when interacting with opposing counsel and is able to keep the big picture in mind.


    Jeffrey Young Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Stephen Ernest Penner

    Dana and I have worked together on various estate planning matters throughout the years. Dana and I worked alongside each other on a will contest, and Dana's knowledge and expertise in estate planning matters was extremely helpful and appreciated!


    Stephen Penner Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of Philip J. Longo

509 Brinkerhoff Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Association namePosition nameDuration
Storyteller Foundation Planned Giving CommitteeBoard Member2009 - Present
Santa Barbara Semana Nautica AssociationLegal Counsel2005 - Present
Santa Barbara County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2001 - 2006
Santa Barbara Inns of CourtBoard of Directors1999 - 2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawN/A1997
University of California - Santa CruzBiologyN/A1993
University of California - Santa CruzLegal StudiesN/A1993