David Little

David Little

Of Counsel

Phone 737-8080-LAW

David Little

David Little

Of Counsel

Phone 737-8080-LAW

Biography

David E. Little is a 31+ year seasoned, well-rounded attorney with a unique perspective that will get you through the challenge that has come upon you or your entity. From a varied legal position, to a world and spiritual view that is borne out of chaos, you have got an attorney that will stand with you through thick and thin. With integrity, empathy, and care, he will practice with your or your company’s legal interests at heart.

David E. Little attended the University of Texas for undergraduate studies and law school, graduating in 1989 with a History degree, and in 1992 with a Doctor of Jurisprudence. He was a Marine Judge Advocate from 1993-1996, then returned to Austin and joined the firm of Brown McCarroll & Oaks Hartline, L.L.P. There his practice focused primarily on medical malpractice, products liability, insurance defense, and toxic torts. He joined Germer Gertz Beaman & Brown, L.L.P. in January 2000, and became a partner with the firm in 2002. There, he had a general civil litigation practice, with a focus on medical malpractice, employment litigation defense, construction law, and estate planning. David became an Of Counsel in 2012 and left the firm in 2017. He joined the Colorado-based firm of Feldmann Nagel as Of Counsel in 2012 and was the Texas presence – with other lawyers – until 2021. David opened his own practice, D. E. Little Law Firm, PLLC in 2021 and continues that practice, including administrative defense of doctors and nurses, construction litigation, and estate planning and probate practice. David has joined the firm of TexanLegal as Of Counsel and is focusing on business litigation and business consulting. His trial experience includes both civil and criminal matters, and he has participated in the defense of major products liability, commercial litigation, and toxic tort cases throughout the state of Texas.

In the military, David was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps in 1991 and served on active duty from 1993 to 1996, and in 2005. He left the U.S. Marine Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2016. As a Marine Judge Advocate, he defended more than 100 Marines before courts-martial and administrative discharge hearings. He also commanded an infantry company in the Reserves, Wpns Co. 1/23 from 1999-2000. In 2005, David was recalled to active duty in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and deployed to Iraq as an operational lawyer with the 2d Marine 2

Division in the western Al Anbar province. As a result of the stroke and complications from it, David left the U.S. Marine Corps in 2016. The stroke that hit David in 2008 has changed his view and his perspective. While still practicing law part-time, he went to seminary, achieving a Masters of Divinity (“MDiv”) at Logsdon Seminary in San Antonio in 2017, and a Doctor of Ministry program (“DMin”) in 2023. He also did a Clinical Pastoral Education Residency as a Chaplain in 2018-2019 at the San Antonio VA Medical Center. David was licensed and ordained as a Gospel Minister during that time, and practiced hospital chaplaincy for 4+ years, including during the pandemic. He also is an adjunct professor at Fletcher Seminary. David has been selected a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2006 and 2007.

David is licensed to practice in the Supreme Court of Texas, all Texas Courts of Appeals, all Texas trial courts, all United States District Courts in Texas, and all U. S. Military courts. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Austin Bar Association, and Judge Advocate’s Association.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Business Practice
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate Practice

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Supreme Court of Texas, including all courts in Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • All Military Courts

EDUCATION

  • Logsdon Seminary, San Antonio, Texas
    DMin – 2023
    Doctor of Ministry
  • Logsdon Seminary, San Antonio, Texas
    MDiv – 2017
    Master of Divinity in Pastoral Care
  • Command and Staff College, USMC, Arlington, TX, 2006 – 2007
  • Naval Justice School, USN, Newport, RI – 1993
  • The Basic School (with Honors), USMC, Quantico, VA, 1993
  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    J.D. – 1992
    Honors: Board of Advocates
  • University of Texas, Austin
    B.A. – 1989
    Major: History

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Officer Candidates School 1991 (with Honors)
  • The Basic School 1993 (with Honors)
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal(w/ Star in lieu of 2d Award)
  • Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal (w/ Star in lieu of 2d Award)
  • Iraq Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal (w/ “M” Device)
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star 2006, 2007

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Judge Advocate's Association

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Centers (Lakeway and Marble Falls) 2021-2022
  • St. David’s North Austin Medical Center, PRN Chaplain, 2019-2021
  • Feldmann Nagel Cantafio & Song, PLLC, Of Counsel, 2012-2021
  • Audie Murphy VA Medical Center, San Antonio, TX (Resident Chaplain), 2018-
    2019
  • Germer Gertz Beaman & Brown, L.L.P., Partner (2002-2012), 2000 – 2017
  • Brown McCarroll & Oaks Hartline, L.L.P., Attorney, 1996 – 2000
  • The United State Marine Corps, (left as LtCol) 1991 – 2016
    • Instructor, Law of War, Law of War Detachment, LSSS, Mobcom, 2007 – 2010
    • Regimental Combat Team 2, 2d Marine Division, II MEF (Fwd), Deputy Regimental Judge Advocate, 2005
    • II MEF Augmentation Command Element (II MACE), II MEF, Camp Lejeune, NC, Staff Judge Advocate, 2004 – 2005
    • Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marines, 4th Marine
    • Division, Austin, Texas, Infantry Officer, 1996 – 2000
    • Headquarters and Service Battalion, 1st Force Service Support Group, MCB Camp Pendleton, CA, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, Defense Counsel, 1993 – 1996

PRO BONO/COMMUNITY BASED ACTIVITIES

  • Sunset Canyon Baptist Church, Deacon, 2000 – Present
  • Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium Veterans Committee, Member, 2006 – Present
  • VFW, member – 2006 – present (currently serving as Judge Advocate)
  • Austin Speech Labs, Board of Directors, 2013 – Present
  • A Link to Hope, Founder and Member of Board of Directors, 2014 – Present
  • Jesse C. Fletcher Seminary, Board of Trustees, 2020 – Present
  • Texas Ex-Student’s Association, Life Member
  • T-Association (U.T. Letterman Association)