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Danica Lynn Little

Probate Attorney at Charlotte, NC

5.0   15 reviews

Licensed for 18 years

About Danica

Learn Danica’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Probate
    30%
    Probate typically involves Probating Wills and Codicils, Notifying Heirs, Collecting Assets, Liquidation of Assets, Preparing and Filing Court Inventories & Accountings, Assessing Creditor Claims, Paying Claims and Taxes, Distributions, Court Audit

    18 years

  2. Estate planning
    25%
    Without a Will, probate assets pass by state law, which may result in assets not passing as you want. Estate planning includes Last Will and Testament, Revocable Trusts, Living Will, Health Care Power of Attorney, Financial Power of Attorney, HIPAA..

    18 years

  3. Trusts
    15%
    Trusts, Revocable Trusts, Living Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Irrevocable Insurance Trusts, Charitable Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Trust Administration, Trustee Services, Trust Drafting, Guidance, and Distributions.

    18 years

  4. Business
    10%
    We are passionate about advising businesses, owners, and management. We regularly advise clients regarding entity choice, formation, tax, ownership, control, succession planning, asset protection, shareholder agreements, buy/sell agreements, and corporate minutes and other documents.

    18 years

  5. Elder law
    10%
    Whether you are planning for your future or assisting a loved one we understand the complexities, legalities, and emotions surrounding elder law, estate planning, planning for incapacity, guardianships, Medicaid eligibility, and Long-term care.

    18 years

  6. Guardianship
    10%
    Guardianship of the Person, Guardianship of the Estate, General Guardianships, Legal Advice Pertaining to Guardian Services for Incompetent Adults and Persons with Special Needs

    18 years

Attorney Danica Little is a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law, Top Rated North Carolina Trusts and Estates Attorney, and an AV® Preeminent™ attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. Danica graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Degree and a Masters of Accountancy (MAc.) Degree. Attorney Little is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and South Carolina, is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Financial Manager (CFM), and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). 

As a business owner, attorney Little understand the needs, concerns, and goals of closely held businesses and their owners. As a mother of two children, she understands the special needs that parenthood sometimes presents. Danica is married to her high school sweetheart, Michael, together they know the importance of family, love, and partnership. 

Licensed for 18 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/23/2022
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 10/03/2022

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

Contact Danica

Danica Little Law, PLLC
11220 Elm Lane, Suite 200
Ballantyne Office
Charlotte, NC, 28277
Danica Little Law, PLLC
6000 Fairview Rd., Suite 1200
Southpark Office
Charlotte, NC, 28210
Danica Little Law, PLLC
8712 Lindholm Drive, Suite 300
Birkdale Village - Lake Norman
Huntersville, NC, 28078
Danica Little Law, PLLC
363 Church Street
Concord Office - Old Creamery
Concord, NC, 28025
Danica Little Law, PLLC
10130 Mallard Creek Road, Suite 300
Huntersville Office
Charlotte, NC, 28262
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Posted by Vivian | August 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Danika Little Review
We originally hired Ms. Little’s firm to assist with decisions and then writing our will. When we had some life changing events, we returned for advice again…….Ms. Little and her firm are and were extremely knowledgeable about our needs and kept us on tract with possibilities of which we were unaware. My husband is a 100% disabled veteran and Ms Little, of course, incorporated this information into the decisions made for our estate. We have been and still are excited to have Ms Little and her firm taking care of all our estate planning. None better……..
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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2022
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Excellent legal advice and pleasure to work with
Attorney Little is extremely knowledgeable, helpful and kind. She provided excellent legal advice and guidance to me on several occasions. Her legal expertise and calm demeanor make her very pleasant and easy to work with. Attorney Little helped me through several very stressful legal issues. Would definitely recommend her services.
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2022
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Experience W Danica Little and Staff
Danica was referred to us years Back to handle Legal Paper Work-Estate planning. We were extremely happy with the whole office and process. We of course returned this year for Legal POA papers for our daughter! All questions answered, left again feeling confident we (daughter) have what will be needed if NEEDED! Her Paralegal is also Wonderful. Great team.
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Posted by Kathy | July 5, 2022
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Re-open an estate!
Thanks to Danica I was able to get a 9 year-old closed out estate re-opened to account for recently discovered assets. Very complicated and lot of paperwork. This process requires a lawyer who will take a long-term approach to a project - very time consuming. She was helpful and kept us all encouraged!
Posted by Mike and Lynne | October 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great legal advice to comply with South Carolina law
We used Danica Little Law based on an endorsement from Fidelity Investments. They reviewed all our existing documents and made several meaningful recommendations. As a result we had them prepare our Durable Power of Attorney, our Last Will and Testament, and many other medical documents and directives, We know of many neighbors who also chose this firm and the advice and service they all received was superb. We can’t say enough good about the legal guidance we received from Danica Little.
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Posted by William | December 10, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Estate Documents
Danica has been our estate attorney for years and we have updated our documents a few times over time. She is always there for consultation and input and makes sure our desires are properly included in our estate documents. Other family members use her excellent services as well.
Posted by Billy | September 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Special Needs Trust
Danica and her team were extremely well versed in giving us the confidence we really wanted for our son who has special needs. They drew a specialized Special Needs Trust that takes into account many circumstances we would never have considered. My wife and I are can rest much easier at night as a result of Danica's work. The team was wonderful and supportive throughout the entire process, we were entirely pleased with the whole process from the beginning to the end. Thank you for taking such good care of our family!
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Posted by Jessica | February 2, 2017
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Excellent Choice!
My husband and I worked with Danica on our Estate documents and Wills. She and her staff are very friendly and so easy to work with! Danica answered all of our questions, got our documents drawn up in a timely manner and we couldn't be happier!
Posted by Mary | November 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied
My husband and I were very happy and relieved to have found Danica Little to help us with our estate planning. We chose the firm initially because of their reputation for helping parents create trusts for children, especially those with special needs. What made us most happy with our experience, though, was the professionalism of their team and their patience answering all our detailed questions. I would highly recommend them for any wills and estate planning needs.
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Posted by Kristin | October 27, 2016
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Super lawyer! Highly recommend!
I met Danica when she was at another firm years ago. She was so good, I followed her to her own firm. She created several trusts for my famiily and guided us along the way. She is incredibly intelligent and personable but most of all she cares about her client! I would highly recommend Danica and her firm!
Posted by Chad | July 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Work
While I have worked with Danica on a professional level, she has also helped me on a personal level with estate planning. She has provided an exceptional level of professionalism on a consistent basis. I feel very comfortable under her guidance.
Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2016
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Preparation of Wills and Trust
Ms. Little was very good in helping us with our Wills and Trust for our disabled son. She was very informative and helped us a great deal to understand what we needed to do legally for our son in the future. We would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by BJ | July 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
All-in-one Estate Planning Services
Ms. Little and her staff made estate planning painless, simple and efficient. They have streamlined tools and templates and an effective intake process that takes the guess work out of estate planning, from trusts and wills to durable powers of attorney and HIPPA release. Ms. Little and her staff were very responsive throughout the process and handled all the state and county filings. Ms. Little was a pleasure to work with and I have recommended her to several friends and colleagues.
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Posted by Dennis | July 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
Danica Little is in my view a stand-out attorney. I recently engaged Danica to rewrite my Estate Plan and Will. I did an evaluation of three firms and made an easy decision to select Danica Little. The assignment was done in approximately half the time and 33% less cost than the other firms. I have had numerous legal firms in my business career and found similar qualities and weaknesses. Danica has all the good and then-some, but none of the weaknesses. Danica listens, and makes suggestions and explains why she is making the suggestion. I do not have one criticism, only positive thoughts about the engagement.
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Posted by Elizabeth | June 30, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Special Needs Attorney
As the Mother of two children with Special Needs, it is very important for me to work with someone who understands what I am going through, and my concerns for my children. Danica's knowledge of matters affecting our Special Needs Community extends beyond legal planning, helping to address questions about Medicaid and my current health insurance. Danica is a wealth of knowledge, and a phenomenal resource to have in our community.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney / Owner
  • Danica Little Law, PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney / Owner
  • Bass Dunklin Little McCullough & Smith
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Wishart Norris Henninger & Pittman, Pa
  • 2004 - 2014

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2004
  • University of South Florida - College of Business Administration
  • Masters
  • 2001
  • University of South Florida - College of Business Administration
  • BA
  • 1999

Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • North Carolina Association of CPAs
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • Chair of Tax Section
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Charlotte Women's Bar Association
  • President
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Charlotte Women's Bar Association
  • Vice Pre
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Charlotte Women's Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Charlotte Women's Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Federal Court
  • Internship
  • 2003 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 50 Women Leaders in Law
  • Fortune Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Rated Trusts and Estates Lawyer
  • National Law Journal
  • 2015
  • Top Rated Trusts and Estates Lawyer
  • The American Lawyer
  • 2015
  • Top Leaders in Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Women Extraordinaire
  • Charlotte Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Board Certified Specialist - Estate Planning and Probate Law
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • 2009
  • 40 Under 40
  • Charlotte Business Journal
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Order of the Coif
  • Order of the Coif
  • 2004
  • Articles and Notes Editor of the Year
  • Transnational Journal of Law
  • 2003
  • Book Award (Highest Grade) Leases and Sales
  • Florida State College of Law
  • 2002
  • Book Award (Highest Grade) Torts
  • Florida State College of Law
  • 2001
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Publications

  • NCBA Estate Admin Manual
  • co-Author
  • 2016
  • NCBA Estate Admin Manual
  • co-Author
  • 2014
  • NCBA Estate Admin Manual
  • co-Author
  • 2012
  • Greater Charlotte Biz Magazine
  • Business Owner Estate Planning Before 2010
  • 2009
  • Greater Charlotte Biz Magazine
  • Now is the Time for Tax-Efficient Wealth Transfers
  • 2009
  • Greater Charlotte Biz Magazine
  • Probate and the Business Owner
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Estate Tax, Gift Tax, Income Tax Planning
  • 2015
  • National Teleconference
  • Avoiding Beneficiary Designation Traps: Advanced Tactics
  • 2011
  • CPA Continuing Ed Seminar
  • NC Guardianship Proceedings
  • 2011
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Summary of Tax Relief of 2010
  • 2011
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Closing the Estate
  • 2011
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Ethics in Probate Practice
  • 2011
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Taxation Challenges When Each Dollar Counts
  • 2010
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Trust Administration and Termination Tips for Borderline Estates
  • 2010
  • Business Owner Conference
  • Estate Planning for Business Owners
  • 2010
  • Conference for Business Owners
  • Estate Planning for Business Owners
  • 2009
  • Business Owner Workshop
  • An Integrated Estate and Succession Plan is Critical for Business Owners
  • 2009
  • Bankers Seminar
  • Creating and Preserving Business and Personal Wealth
  • 2009
  • Workshop for Financial Planners
  • Estate Planning Traps
  • 2008
  • National Association of Remodeling Industry
  • Asset Protection for Business Owners
  • 2008
  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • Key Issues in Estate Planning
  • 2007
  • Continuing Education
  • Estate Planning in Uncertain Times
  • 2007
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Charlotte Probate Lawyer Danica Lynn Little
Danica Lynn Little
Probate Attorney
Charlotte, NC
Licensed for 18 years