Jennifer Little

Jennifer Little is an experienced trial lawyer practicing principally in the areas of criminal defense, white collar, and political and government investigations. In response to the nationwide #metoo movement, Ms. Little has recently represented a significant number of government officials, high profile individuals, business owners and students accused of improper sexual conduct. She has extensive experience representing political and corporate officials under investigation, accused individuals, victims and witnesses while managing the media in high profile matters. Ms. Little also serves as a trial consultant on large, high-profile cases. Ms. Little represents individuals accused of a wide range of crimes such as DUI, assault and battery, vehicular homicide, drug charges, sex crimes, large cases of embezzlement and serious violent felonies. Ms. Little also assists individuals embroiled in a wide range of administrative proceedings related to their employment. Utilizing the depth of experience at the Firm, Jennifer also represents clients in complex business litigation and personal injury matters. Ms. Little practices in State and Federal Court throughout Georgia.

Prior to joining Fried & Bonder, Ms. Little was a major felony prosecutor in DeKalb County, Georgia for 8 years. Ms. Little prosecuted numerous matters and tried over 50 felony jury trials including murder, armed robbery, kidnapping with bodily injury, rape, child molestation and vehicular homicide cases. She has significant trial experience handling specialized matters such as DUI, domestic violence and juvenile court matters. While assigned to the White Collar Unit, she handled large cases of embezzlement, securities fraud, mortgage fraud and RICO as well as the exploitation and abuse of elderly and disabled persons. The District Attorney named Ms. Little the 2010 Attorney of the Year.

Ms. Little currently serves as the Secretary of the East Coast/Atlanta Chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association. She was the youngest president ever elected to the DeKalb Bar Association in 2009. Ms. Little served for two years as the co-chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee of the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division. Ms. Little formerly served as the Vice Chair of the Governor’s Cooperative Agreement Advisory Committee for Youth Substance Abuse Prevention, and she was also a member of the Governor’s Committee on Cross Governmental Sentencing and Corrections.  

At Fried & Bonder, Ms. Little uses her extensive criminal and trial experience to serve clients in criminal defense, civil litigation and media sensitive cases. Ms. Little has developed a unique expertise handling high stakes criminal and civil matters which require simultaneous media management. Ms. Little’s expertise and experience with law enforcement throughout Georgia have proven critical in assisting clients in the evaluation of White Collar matters, media inquiries and fallout, and major criminal cases and scandals.

Representative Cases 
CRIMINAL/GOVERNMENT 
• Senator accused of sexual harassment while running for state-wide office (investigation
  closed following conclusion there was no evidence to support claim)
• Employee under investigation by a Special Grand Jury related to improper dealing in
  government contracts (investigation closed without arrest)
• High school student accused of rape based on a consensual encounter where the victim alleged
   she was too drunk to consent (investigation closed without arrest)
•  Judges accused of misconduct and investigations before the JQC (closed without discipline)
• Widely publicized government employees accused of refusing to comply with laws related
   to the performance of their official duties (pending)
• Doctor facing death investigation before medical review board (dismissed without discipline)
• $100,000 Theft of Services case against contractor (dismissed)
• Police Officer accused of 4 felony charges of police brutality (reduced to one misdemeanor)
• Child investigated by school system for racial threats (investigation closed, no criminal charges or  
  suspension from school)
• $215,000 embezzlement from a church (1 year in jail)
• Juveniles charged with burglary (dismissed)
• School official charged with improper conduct (pending)
• Aggravated Battery for breaking a man’s nose (reduced to misdemeanor)
• Man accused of multiple arsons (probation)
• Trafficking Meth (probation)
• Individuals with severe substance abuse issues and multiple charges or cases pending (3rd lifetime DUI  
  reduced to reckless driving, dismissal of 2 pending domestic abuse cases at one time, 3 pending heroin  
  cases dismissed)
• .15 DUI (dismissed) and .19 DUI (reduced to reckless)

CIVIL 
• Trial consultant on $500,000,000.00 corporate case (case dismissed on a motion to dismiss)
• Biker falls due to pothole in the road ($250,000)
• Woman who purchased home infested with mold ($250,000)
• Suit against contractor for building home with structural issues ($250,000)
• Slip and Fall at jewelry store ($195,000)
• Woman sideswiped in intersection ($125,000 max limits)
• Woman injured in rear end collision ($100,000 max limits)
• Low impact rear-end collision ($110,000)
• False arrest case ($100,000)
• Pedestrian struck by City of Atlanta police
• Individual sued over contract dispute (dismissed)

Areas of Practice
• Criminal Defense
•  White Collar
• Political and Government Investigations
•  Internal Investigations
•  Public Corruption
•  Mortgage and Foreclosure Fraud  
•  Securities Fraud
•  RICO
•  Medicare and Medicaid Fraud
•  Administrative Proceedings
•  Juvenile Law
•  Business Litigation
•  Aggravated Personal Injury

Education
University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina - 2004

East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina - 2001
      ·  BBA magna cum laude with Honors 
    
Honors and Awards
• National Trial Lawyers “Top 100” Criminal Defense Georgia
• American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys “10 Best” Georgia
• Attorney of the Year - DeKalb District Attorney’s Office 2010
• One of Three Individuals interviewed by Governor Perdue for appointment as the DeKalb
 County Solicitor- General 2010

Honors and Awards 
• Georgia
• Georgia Court of Appeals
• Supreme Court of Georgia
• United States Supreme Court 

Professional Associations and Memberships
• Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
• National Trial Lawyers Association
• National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
• Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
• Lawyers Club of Atlanta
• Atlanta Bar Association
• DeKalb Bar Association
• Lamar Inn of Court at Emory