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Long, Bobby Ray
2909 13th Street 6th Floor P.O. Box 2055 Gulfport, MS
Phone: 228-284-0290 / 888-542-2034
Fax: 228-863-2886


Current Employment Position(s)


Lawyer Overview

Bobby R. Long has been a shareholder in the firm Dukes, Dukes, Keating & Faneca, P.A. since 2005. He was educated at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi receiving a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and obtained his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Mississippi College School of Law. Prior to joining Dukes, Dukes, Keating & Faneca, P. A., Bobby served Director of the Legal Division for the Mississippi State Tax Commission. Bobby is currently a member of the Mississippi Bar Association, the Harrison County Bar Association and the American Inns of Court. He is admitted to practice before all Mississippi trial courts; Mississippi Court of Appeals; Mississippi Supreme Court; the Northern and Southern Districts of the United States District Court of Mississippi; United States Tax Court; United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Bobby is also a member of the Mississippi Tort Claims Board Approved Attorney Register.

Bobby's primary areas of practice are: Litigation; Real Estate; Regulatory Law; Administrative Law; Contract Law; Insurance Defense; Law Enforcement Defense; Corrections Facilities Law; Zoning, State and Local Taxation; Gaming Law; Liquor Law; Aviation Law; Civil Rights Defense and Employment Defense.

Bobby has given presentations to various private and business groups regarding tax, regulatory and administrative law related issues. He has also give numerous presentations on tax related matters to the Mississippi Tax Assessors and Collectors Association and the Southeastern Association of Tax Administrators. He has testified before legislative committees on tax related issues as well as regulatory and administrative law. Bobby was involved in drafting the laws relating to legalized gambling and the regulations which control their operation in the State of Mississippi.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Contract Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Law Enforcement Defense/Corrections Facility Defense
  • Zoning, State and Local Taxation
  • Gaming Law
  • Aviation Law
  • Tax Hearings and Appeals

Representative Cases

West Practice Categories

Administrative Law, Administrative Hearings & Adjudication, Administrative Investigations, Administrative Officers & Agents, Administrative Rulemaking, Licensing, Regulatory Enforcement, Banking & Finance Law, Commercial Banks, Mortgages & Foreclosures, Business & Commercial Law, Commercial Leasing, Consumer Protection, Contracts, Debtor/Creditor, Franchising, Joint Ventures, Lemon Law, Secured Transactions, Transactions, Uniform Commercial Code, Warranties, Business Organizations, Business Successions, Closely Held Businesses, Corporate Governance, Directors' & Officers' Liability, Dissolution, Formation & Business Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Non-profit & Tax-exempt Organizations, Partnerships, Reorganizations, Shareholders' Rights, Trade Associations, Civil Rights, Age Discrimination, Disability & Illness Discrimination, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Religious Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Constitutional Law, Discrimination, Eminent Domain, Freedom of Information, Freedom of Press, Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech, Prisoners' Rights, Search & Seizure Protections, Construction Law, Construction Contracts, Construction Liens, Government Construction Contracts, Housing & Construction Defects, Employment Law -- Employee, Employment Contracts -- Employee, Wrongful Termination -- Employee, Employment Law -- Employer, Affirmative Action -- Employer, Americans with Disabilities Act -- Employer, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) -- Employer, Employee Rights -- Employer, Employment Contracts -- Employer, Employment Discrimination -- Employer, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) -- Employer, Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA) -- Employer, Municipal Employment -- Employer, Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA) -- Employer, Pensions, Benefits & Compensations -- Employer, Sexual Harassment -- Employer, Wage & Hour Laws -- Employer, Whistleblower -- Employer, Wrongful Termination -- Employer, Entertainment, Sports & Leisure Law, Entertainment, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Ethics, Professional Responsibility, Gaming Law, Casinos, Government Agencies & Programs, Law Enforcement Agencies, State & Local Agencies, Government Contracts, Debarment, Defense Contracts, Federal Contracts, Government Procurement, State & Municipal Contracts, Labor Law, Collective Bargaining, Labor Arbitration, Labor Disputes, Labor Relations Boards & Proceedings, Unfair Labor Practices, Unions, Litigation & Appeals, Complex Litigation, Federal Appellate Practice, International Trade Litigation, Multidistrict Litigation, State Appellate Practice, State Trial Practice, Tax Litigation, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, US Supreme Court, Mergers & Acquisitions, Personal Injury -- Defense, Animal Bites -- Defense, Assault & Battery -- Defense, Aviation Accidents -- Defense, Defamation & Privacy -- Defense, Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Defense, Premises Liability -- Defense, Property Damage -- Defense, Railroad Accidents -- Defense, Slip and Fall -- Defense, Wrongful Death -- Defense, Personal Injury -- Plaintiff, Animal Bites -- Plaintiff, Assault & Battery -- Plaintiff, Aviation Accidents -- Plaintiff, Defamation & Privacy -- Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff, Premises Liability -- Plaintiff, Property Damage -- Plaintiff, Railroad Accidents -- Plaintiff, Slip and Fall -- Plaintiff, Wrongful Death -- Plaintiff, Products Liability Law, Alcoholic Beverages, Real Estate Law, Commercial Real Estate, Condemnation, Condominiums & Cooperatives, Conveyancing, Land Use & Zoning, Landlord/Tenant, Residential Real Estate, Title Insurance, Taxation Law, Corporate Taxation, Income Taxation, Property (Ad Valorem) Taxes, Sales & Use Taxes, Transportation Law, Aviation, Trucking


Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Harrison County Bar Association, 2001 - 2009 (Member)
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court

Classes and Seminars

  • Presentations on Tax Related Issues, Mississippi Assessors and Collectors Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project, 2005 - 2009

Past Employment Positions

  • Mississippi State Tax Commission, Director of Legal Division/Staff Attorney


  • Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi, 1980
    Honors: Member, Moot Court Board
  • Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi, 1975
    Major: Criminal Justice