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Mr. Little counsels individuals and business organizations from across the United States and foreign states in state and federal courts in Texas, with an emphasis on cases involving securities fraud in the oil and gas industry, representing individual investors against over 50 oil and gas promoters in many Texas jurisdictions.

Mr. Little has represented clients in disputes across a wide array of other industries, including real estate, construction, retail, manufacturing, and technology.

Representative Matters

Obtained recovery through settlement, trial, or arbitration on behalf of individuals defrauded in sales of unregistered oil and gas working

First-chair jury trial victory on behalf of a group of 21 defrauded oil and gas investors, resulting in a judgment.

First-chair jury trial victory on behalf of oil and gas company accused of securities fraud, resulting in a judgment for in attorney’s fees in favor of client.

First-chair jury trial victory on behalf of charity seeking property tax exemption.

First-chair jury trial victory on behalf of 22 investors against oil and gas issuer for fraud, resuling in trial victory.

First-chair jury trial victory on behalf of retired teacher defrauded in time-share investment.

First-chair jury trial victory on behalf of retired pilot defrauded in oil and gas Ponzi scheme, obtaining exemplary damages.

First-chair bench trial victory on behalf of church against financial manager who embezzled, obtaining exemplary damages.


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Practice areas


  1. Investment Fraud: 45%
  2. Litigation: 30%
  3. Oil & Gas: 15%
  4. Arbitration: 5%
  5. Securities Offerings: 5%



Hourly ($415/hour), contingent (30-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Scheef & Stone, LLP

2600 Network Blvd Ste 400
Frisco, TX, 75034


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200407/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in DallasD Magazine2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarTexas SuperLawyers2012
Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers2011
Nominee, District Court Trial Lawyer of the YearCollin County Bench Bar Foundation2011
Rising StarTexas SuperLawyers2010
Rising StarTexas SuperLawyers2008
Rising StarTexas SuperLawyers2007
William Paine LaCroix TrophyHarvard Football2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Collin County Bar AssociationBoard Member2013 - Present
Collin County Bench Bar FoundationBoard Member2010 - Present
Texas Bar FoundationFellow2009 - Present
Collin County Bench Bar FoundationChair2014 - 2015
Collin County Young Lawyers AssociationPresident2013 - 2014
Collin County Young Lawyers AssociationPresident-Elect2012 - 2013
Collin County Young Lawyers AssociationSecretary2010 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Oscar Chahine, et al v. Piney Woods Ventures, et alTrial Victory
Quaneco v. Couch Oil and GasPlaintiffs took nothing; Defendants recovered attorney's fees
River Ranch Educational Charities v. Collin Central Appraisal DistrictClient obtained complete exemption of real property after one hour of jury deliberation
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Publication nameTitleDate
Dallas Bar Association Headnotes"It's Just Three Nines: Protecting Against Securities Liability"2012
Dallas Bar Association Headnotes"May I Have My Money Back Please?"2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A2003
Harvard UniversityGovernmentAB2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Collin County Bench Bar ConferenceCollin County Confidence: Securities Fraud Cases2012
Dallas Bar Association, Real Property SectionSecurities Issues in Real Estate Investments2009
Collin County Bench Bar ConferenceSummary Jury Trials2009
Mortgage Lending InstituteLocking the Door on Mortgage Fraud2007