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Daniel Mcgraw Little

Daniel Mcgraw Little

Practice areas:

Wills & Living Wills, Estate Planning, Corporate & Incorporation, Elder Law, Business, Guardianship, Probate

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About Me

I have been successfully serving the needs of the individuals and businesses of San Diego County since 1986. I received a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Western Michigan University and a Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. I am also the former Division Counsel and Ethics Director for General Dynamics.


I have extensive court and transactional experience including but not limited to Wills, Trusts, Probate, Conservatorships, Guardianships, Trust Administration, Will Disputes, Trust Litigation, Business Formation, Contracts, Corporations and Limited Liability Companies (LLCs). I have lectured and written articles on a variety of legal topics and taught classes on the Legal Issues for Business as an Adjunct Professor at Southwestern College. I am also a court appointed attorney representing the interest of incapacitated people.


Currently, I serve on the panel of experienced attorneys for San Diego County Lawyer Referral Services. Additionally, I served for three years as an officer of the South Bay Bar Association, a Director for the South Bay Lawyer Referral Service, Director of the Bonita Professional Association, Director of the Norman Park Senior Center Educational Foundation and the Stewardship Committee for New Hope Community Church.


I have lived in the South Bay for over thirty years. I have supported the community as an AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) referee, Assistant Scout Master and Committee Chair for Troop 874. I was also a member of the PTA for Bonita Vista Middle School.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English, Mandarin

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Wills & Living Wills: 35%
    29 years
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    29 years
  3. Elder Law: 10%
    29 years
  4. Corporate & Incorporation: 10%
    29 years
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • James Francis Sexton

    Mr. Little is one of the most experienced and most professional probate attorneys I have worked with. I refer all probate and conservatorship matters to his firm because he takes care of his clients.


    James Sexton Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael Charles Doland

    The answers of Mr. Little are accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney.


    Michael Doland Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Offices of Daniel M. Little, APC

900 Lane Avenue, Suite 118
Chula Vista, CA, 91914

Law Offices of Daniel M. Little, APC

12526 High Bluff Drive,
Suite 300
San Diego, CA, 92130





Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesState Bar of California2005
Certificate of AppreciationBonita Business & Professional Association1998

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Court Appointed AttorneyLaw Offices of Daniel M. Little2002 - 2012
Adjunct ProfessorSouthwestern College1997 - 1999
Division Counsel/Ethics DirectorGeneral Dynamics1992 - 1994
PrincipalLaw Offices of Daniel M. Little, APC1986 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Senior Advocate NetworkMember2012 - Present
Bonita Business and Professional AssociationDirector2002 - 2005
Norman Park Senior CenterDirector2000 - 2005
San Diego County Bar Association, Estate Planning Trust and Probate SectionN/A2000 - Present
South Bay Bar Association, Lawyer Referal ServiceDirector1998 - 2000
South Bay Bar AssociationVice President1996 - 1998
Boy Scouts of AmericaAssistant Scout Master & Committee Chair1996 - 1999
Bonita Middle SchoolMember of the PTA1995 - 1998
AYSOReferee1992 - 1995


Publication NameTitleDate
Chula Vista StarVarious Estate Planning Topics1995


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Western Michigan UniversityBusinessMA - Masters1976
Western Michigan UniversityPolitical Science & BusinessBS - Bachelor of Science1974

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Monthly MeetingEstate Planning1996
Monthly MeetingEstate Planning1993