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Carla Diane Chapman Little

Estate planning Attorney at Centennial, CO

5.0   20 reviews
Virtual consultation available
Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Washington - WA 25 years
    Colorado - CO 26 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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LEAVE A LEGACY FOR THOSE YOU LOVE. FOR A CONSULTATION, CALL TODAY!

I help people Leave a Legacy For Those They Love. Services include Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorneys, Medical Directives), Medicaid Planning, Elder Law, Small Business, Family Protection, Specialized Trusts: gun trusts, pet trusts, asset protection, charitable planning, and Probate Law.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022
Client's Choice
2023 2022

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Location

Carla Diane Chapman Little
15530 E Broncos Pkwy
Ste. 300
Centennial, CO, 80112

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Tiffany | June 1, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Elder Law and Estate Attorney
Carla is an excellent attorney. She is very conscientious about her clients, and personally cares about their welfare. She strives to provide the best service she can to meet the needs of each individual client. I consulted with her regarding my elderly mother and issues with living wills and Medicaid trusts. She provided very good advice.
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Posted by Alan | June 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly skilled in estate planning
Carla Little, Esq was extremely helpful and knowledgeable in helping arrange my LLC. Also, her specialized expertise in Estate Planning has been a gift for my wife and I in forming our Will and Estate. She is very attentive to the individual needs with her clients and is not generic in her care for her clients.
Posted by Mike K | October 15, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Client
I hired Carla for Estate Planning purposes. She helped me organize my thinking around this critical area and completed all pertinent documents. During the interview she took great care to fully understand my needs and wishes, explained any choices I needed to make, and summarized my final decisions for me clearly and accurately. When the paperwork was presented to me I found zero mistakes. Everything was just as we had outlined. Carla was personable and engaged throughout the process and willing to spend all the time with me that I required. The whole experience was easy and quite pleasurable actually.
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Posted by Aspen | September 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Experience!
Carla and her staff were amazing from start to finish in handling Wills for my husband and I. She solved a lot of problems and made it all miraculously come together. Carla and her staff are professional, responsive, efficient, patient, and wonderful. Since we are Catholic, Carla prepared complete Catholic Wills for us. We even learned some new things along the way, which boosted our confidence in her even more. Carla is extremely knowledgeable, trustworthy, personable, and concerned about her clients. We've never met another attorney like her before, and we appreciate her so much. We will always be grateful to her, and would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Donna | July 12, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Carla helped us think of end of life issues we didn’t even know we were able to make decisions regarding our Catholic faith. We couldn’t be happier with our experience. Her whole staff was very helpful and courteous.
Posted by Claudia | March 30, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Claudia
Carla and her team made it easy to understand each step of the estate planning and happily answered our questions and even offers suggestions if we were confused or suck as what to do in certain situations.
Posted by Thomas | February 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Your best pilot for navigating the course of estate planning
When I moved from Boston to Denver, and had to redo my Massachusetts Will, I retained Carla Little for that task. My older brother had highly recommended her since she had help him so much in setting up a Living Trust for him and is wife when they moved to Denver. Carla is very professional in her approach and extremely knowledgeable in the area of estate planning. Given my input, Carla set up a living trust for me. At signing, she clearly explained all of the provisions and made sure I understood and agreed to them all. Some changes were made in real-time as a result of that presentation. She also provided step-by-step instructions and various checklists for completing the important task of funding the trust. I highly recommend her Customer Care program, which provides cloud storage for the trust document and all of the documents that prove that the house, the car, and any other owned assets are legally owned by the trust. You also have year-round access to Carla and her staff to help you with deciding what should go into the trust and how to do that. She also offers an ongoing series of presentations to help the trust holder and future trustees understand what must be done throughout the life of the trust, through periods of incapacity, and after death. Recently, five years after the original trust was created, I needed to make changes to both the beneficiaries and the trustees of the trust. The process was as thorough and well thought out as it was the first time. In addition to my changes, the trust was also updated to better accommodate changes in the law and to address issues with similar trusts that Carla had administered since mine was written. Because of my membership in the Customer Care program, the cost of these changes was close to insignificant considering the amount of work that was done. One's life is an ongoing process and as your life changes, so must your Living Trust. I would highly recommend retaining Carla and the Little Law Offices to guide you though those changes.
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Posted by Tom | December 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning Review
My wife and I retained Carla t0 revise and update our Nevada Trust and Estate plan to be in conformance with Colorado law. Carla was very professional in her approach and extremely knowledgeable in the area of estate planning. she fully explained all of the provisions of the trust and the various documents required to complete the plan. She was also very clear in explaining the importance of and the process for funding the trust. We would highly recommend Carla to anyone in need of estate planning advice.
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great service
Felt comfortable and appreciated the presentation and in-depth information provided.
Posted by Deacon Robert Hoffman | March 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Deacon
Carla Little worked so well with my wife and I, that we are positive every detail was expertly handled for our Trust, Living Will, Powers of Attorney for Medical & legal matters. All were explained in a manner that was easy to understand, giving us the peace of mind we were hoping for. The Little Law firm is a welcome jewel and blessing.
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Posted by Mike | March 8, 2022
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Michael Dubic
Excellent experience with Carla in preparing, explaining and signing a Family Trust . I would highly recommend her!
Posted by Jeff | February 27, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Very professional
Carla and her staff are very professional. The entire process of setting up a family trust was easy for us because Carla was so patient, knowledgeable, articulate, very easy to work with, extremely thorough in every detail, conscientious, a very good listener, maintaining a very professional demeanor while also being very down to earth, and she took every effort to complete the entire process with us by incorporating last minute updates to our documents during the signing meeting so as to avoid later consultation fees to get these changes made at a later date. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing a family trust set up.
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Posted by Sheri | December 8, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and personable
Carla and staff kept us in constant contact throughout the process. We were able to complete meetings on zoom until the final signing which was done safely. She explained everything thoroughly in a way that was easy to understand.
Posted by Daniel | November 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I had an excellent experience
Carla helped to walk me through the intricacies of the estate planning process in a way that was understandable and kept me feeling empowered in decision making. I am very grateful to her and to the Little Law Office team.
Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Choice
Carla assisted us in setting up our trust. She listened intently to our wishes and did exactly what we asked. She knows the law well and explained the pros and cons of what we thought we wanted. She is well versed in current tax law. She was extremely patient, answered all our questions and we never felt rushed.
Posted by Eileen | February 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
We are happy to leave a review for the Little Law Office in Centennial, Colorado. Our attorney, Carla Little guided us through the entire process of planning our estate with kindness and a very down to earth approach. She and her staff were always quick to respond to any questions we had. We took great comfort in her personalized plan that included our Catholic faith. We highly recommend her as an attorney.
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Posted by Ken and Noel | April 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Did Our Will
Attorney Carla Little did our Living Trust Will for us and our 3 sons, one of whom is developmentally disabled. Because of the corona virus, she did it part online (we have a very old computer), then by phone & then in person in the parking lot at her office (everyone wearing masks). She explained everything very well and made sure that it was exactly what we wanted. We are very happy with the results, and will recommend her and her team to anyone.
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Posted by Beverly | May 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Little Law Office Recommendation
Carla did my will. She explained everything that was needed; was very thorough and answered all my questions. I would definitely seek her out for any future legal needs!
Posted by Jeffrey Kukura | February 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Professional Service
Very profession and personal, took the time to explain our estate planning very clearly. Carla provide us with the draft plan prior to our meeting to finalize and responded to our questions over the weekend to ensure we were comfortable and had a clear understanding.
Posted by Carole | August 18, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Carlson Consult
Carla was very helpful in explaining the facts about my case. She helped me to focus on what was needed and helped me accomplish my goals.
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/ Senior Attorney
  • Little Law Office
  • 2002 - Present

Education

  • Western New England College School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2012
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Regis University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • PROBATE DISPUTE CASE
  • mediated settlement
  • Criminal Appeal
  • Appeal was won

Associations

  • ElderCounsel
  • Elder Counsel Attorneys
  • 2015 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Estate Planning Organization
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Elder Law Attorneys
  • 2011 - Present
  • Colorado Forum Wealth Counsel
  • Chairman
  • 2008 - Present
  • Arapahoe County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Douglas County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • American Jurisprudence Trusts & Estates
  • University of Denver
  • 1997

Publications

  • Absolute Mortgage Newsletter
  • Estate Planning
  • 2016
  • More Informed: Publication of Saint Thomas More Parish
  • Carmelites in Tanzania
  • 2015
  • Saint Thomas More Bulletin
  • Love Letters
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Saint Thomas More Annual Deacons Meeting
  • Catholic Estate Planning
  • 2021
  • End of Life: St. Francis of Assisi
  • End of Life Planning
  • 2020
  • Faith Based Estate Planning St. Joan of Arc Parish
  • Faith Based Estate Planning
  • 2019
  • Stephen Ministry
  • Estate Planning for Catholic Caregivers
  • 2016
  • Deacon Management meeting
  • Estate Planning for Catholic Deacons
  • 2015
  • From Cradle to College
  • Elder Law/ Estate Planning
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (4)
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Estate planning Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"We have referred clients to Carla when we have been unable to provide services and they have always been extremely happy. I highly recommend Carla!"
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carla is as compassionate and caring as they come. Carla is top-notch at dealing with all aspects of estate planning. I endorse this attorney without hesitation."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carla is an extremely knowledgeable attorney and cares very deeply for her clients. She takes personal responsibility and pride in meeting the needs of her clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carla is an exceptional attorney that truly cares about her clients. She brings both strong skills and compassion to her work with families. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to a relative or friend looking for a caring, smart and accomplished elder law attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When my husband and I needed assistance with our estate planning, we turned to Carla Little. She is not just a fellow attorney, she is also our attorney. Carla was able to guide us through the our different options and even provide us with directives in accordance with the Catholic church, which was important to us. I have also heard Carla speak on estate planning issues and her knowledge of the law coupled with her approachable personality make her an excellent choice for estate planning. As a family law attorney, I frequently have trust and estate issues come up. I turn to Carla for guidance and I highly recommend Carla for all trust and estate planning matters."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Carla professionally for 5 years and am constantly impressed with her knowledge of the subject matter, her pleasant and informative demeanor with her clients and with her willingness to share ideas and information with fellow practitioners. She is an asset to the profession and I would have no issues with referring my clients to her for additional legal assistance."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Carla on several matters. I have found her to be caring and conscientious, striving to do what is best for her clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carla is a great trust lawyer. Her relationships, including in the Catholic church communities, have been a great blessing to many clients. I have had the privilege of working with her on various cases and vouch for her excellent abilities and high ethics."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Carla Little. She has a strong reputation in the community."
Elder law Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Carla is a very skilled attorney and I would highly recommend her to anyone!"
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