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James Fredrick Little

Criminal defense Attorney at Avon, CO

5.0   200 reviews

also known as Jim

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  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 13 years
    Minnesota - MN 18 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

AN ACCOMMODATING AND AGGRESSIVE TRIAL ATTORNEY.

Jim is a 2004 cum laude graduate of the Hamline University School of Law located in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he was a Dean’s Scholar. He is licensed to practice law in all Colorado state courts and the Colorado Federal District Court.

While in law school he served as an Articles Editor and Symposium Editor on the Hamline Law Review and received awards for his legal research and writing skills. He also served as a certified student attorney in the Hennepin County District Attorney’s Office and received recognition for his pro bono work through the Minnesota Justice Foundation.

Following graduation Jim served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Regina M. Chu in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District, clerking on both criminal and family law calendars. Following his clerkship he practiced in the areas of family law and insurance litigation with private firms in Minneapolis, Minnesota before forming his solo practice in 2010, in Vail, Colorado.

Jim practices in the areas of Domestic Relations (family) Law and Criminal Defense. He represents client all over Colorado with a focus on the State’s Fifth Judicial District, which includes Eagle, Summit, Clear Creek, and Lake Counties. Jim represents clients in all of the communities within those counties, including the communities of Vail, Avon, Edwards, Eagle, Breckenridge, Dillon, Silverthorne, Minturn, Red Cliff, Georgetown, and Leadville.

In his free time Jim enjoys all Colorado has to offer, including cycling, mountain biking, camping, hiking, and skiing.

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 7 ...

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Location

The Law Office of Jim Little LLC

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  200 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Romulus | October 24, 2023
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Higly Recommended
Very Helpful, Understanding, Professional, Knowledgeable, Effective! Highly recommend!
Posted by Kelli | July 4, 2023
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Highly Recommend
Jim was professional and available. He guided me through my case with knowledge and understanding.
Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2023
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Great person and attorney!
Jim’s knowledge of the law is evident! Highly effective representation…would recommend to anyone!
Posted by Jessie | January 17, 2023
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Follow through
Jim is very diligent in his follow through. I always felt informed and aware of the current status. Besides the great communication, Jim went above and beyond our contract and made me feel valued as a client.
Posted by julie | July 25, 2022
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Amazing divorce lawyer
I used Jim for helping create a prenuptial agreement and then ultimately 5 years later used him again to help in a divorce. Both times he was amazing, very thorough and felt like he had my back the whole process. Great communicator and would for sure use him again although I hope I don’t have to use him again! ;)
Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2022
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Best in Class!
Jim was absolutely outstanding to work with. He paid close attention to detail, asked specific questions to further understand the intricacies of my case, and kept working towards the best results for me as a client. He was able to successfully achieve the outcome I was hoping for. I would absolutely recommend him and his work to anyone looking for a defense attorney in Colorado.
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2022
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Excellent lawyer
Jim was great to work with! He answered calls and text promptly and worked hard to win my case. Highly recommend him to anyone looking for legal representation.
Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2022
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Was available and responsive when needed most! Easy to communicate with.
Did a great job representing me and guided me in the best direction. His advisement was much appreciated
Posted by Nicole | February 7, 2022
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Excellent attorney
I found Jim Little in a google search a few months ago. I needed a lawyer and I needed one fast. I lucked out finding him. He took a lot of stress of me and was able to get me exactly what I wanted in my divorce. He also helped me through a few other legal issues I had on top of the divorce. The outcome with his service saved my lively hood in so many ways. If you want an excellent lawyer I would recommend Jim Little 100%
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Posted by Stefany | December 24, 2021
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10/10
Mr. Little is a pleasure to work with. I was recommended to him by a friend and was not disappointed. In both of my cases he was able to help me get the best possible outcomes. He is sensitive to the needs of his clients and very knowledgeable in his field. Would easily recommend.
Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2021
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Results!
Jim got the results we were looking for. He is great at communicating and made the legal process easy to understand. I would highly recommend Jim Little!
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2021
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Great Attorney!
Jim was truly a pleasure to work with. He was always easy to reach and really helped walk me through the legal process. I was really pleased with the results and would highly recommend Jim to anyone needing legal representation.
Posted by Jason | October 7, 2021
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Good guy
Jim was very honest and concise. He explained everything I needed to know and seem to have a great relationship with the courts. I would definitely recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2021
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The Right Guy for the Job!
Wow! Jim goes above and beyond and I would say works a little too hard for his own health. Take some nights and weekends off man! BUT, the reassuring, fast and constant communications made it very clear we hired the right guy for the job. He's always available to answer questions, extremely responsive and sensitive to the stress his clients are under. Jim is a hard working lawyer, with great experience, he cares about his clients, this special combination ensures the best possible outcome. In general, I didn't like lawyers until I met Jim. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2021
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Incredible service - going above and way beyond
Jim is so knowledgeable, reassuring, and responsive. The situation he handled for us was a rollercoaster and he took charge swiftly and confidently and brought us to the MOST ideal outcome of a full dismissal of the case. Thank you Jim for doing your due diligence and protecting our family! If you need a lawyer, hire this guy today!
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Posted by Chris | October 4, 2021
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Multiple Cases Multiple Wins
Jim is an exceptional attorney. His depth of knowledge of jurisprudence coupled with interpersonal communication skills afforded me the ability to work through my worst nightmares. Jim has fostered relationships throughout his career with defenses attorneys and prosecutors alike. These relationships enabled him to broker agreements on my behalf throughout my divorce proceedings and criminal charges that followed a difficult split. Jim was not only my attorney he was a friend who spent ample time communicating the legal process and implications of my incarceration to scared family members. While in court, I was calmed by his mastery of courtroom protocols and thourough understanding of legal doctrine. Simply put, Jim Little is the first and last call you should make when you need legal help. He has a full suite of skills and resources that will save you time, money, and your freedom. I have multiple friends and colleagues that have had the same positive experience while navigating legal troubles with the help of Jim. Call him. Now.
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2021
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Best criminal defense attorney in Eagle County
James handled every aspect of my case with utter professionalism. He has a great sense of urgency and gets the job done. If you need criminal defense, this is your guy.
Posted by Jen | September 7, 2021
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Divorce
Jim was awesome. Walked me through one of the most difficult events in my life with confidence and reassurance. I got the outcome I was looking for and would retain Jim if I ever need legal help again.
Posted by Clark | August 14, 2021
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Great Work!
Jim helped my son and I with a very difficult and challenging situation. The result was absolutely outstanding and done at a very reasonable cost. I have no hesitation in recommending Jim and would use him again if needed. Simply put Jim delivers!
Posted by Jim Richmond | August 13, 2021
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Excellent Attorney
Attorney Jim Little helped my wife and I (Florida) after our vacation in Colorado. We encountered the "coyboys" of the Avon police in a traffic stop. Jim listened to all the details, facts and our concerns. He acted quickly and professionally, we knew we were in good hands! Jim resolved the DWI/open container charge down to just a speeding ticket. Attorney Jim Little is a excellent attorney with a caring attitude! We hired the right attorney !
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/President
  • The Law Office of Jim Little, LLC
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Moss & Barnett
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Honorable Regina M. Chu
  • 2004 - 2006

Education

  • Hamline University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. M.G.
  • Dismissed Prior to Trial
  • State v. M.F.
  • Dismissed Prior to Trial
  • State v. R.M.
  • Not Guilty at Trial

Associations

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Continental Divide Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 under 40 - Criminal Defense
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo.com
  • 2014
  • 2014 Clients' Choice Award DUI
  • Avvo.com
  • 2014
  • 2014 Clients' Choice Award Criminal Defense
  • Avvo.com
  • 2014
  • 2014 Clients Choice Award Divorce
  • Avvo.com
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo.com
  • 2013
  • Cum Laude Graduate
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • 2004
  • Highest Grade - Legal Research and Writing
  • The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 2002
  • Dean's Scholar
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • 2001
  • Dow Jones Newspaper Fund National Copy Editing Exam Internship
  • Dow Jones Newspaper Fund
  • 1998
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Publications

  • Hamline Law Review
  • Consistency, Congressional Oversight, and Judicial Discretion: The Impact of the Recent Reforms of the Federal Sentencing Guielines
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (15)
Endorse James
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Jim on a complicated family law matter. He has great attention to detail, knows the law and was client focused and extremely responsive to client needs. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I refer DUI and other criminal law related cases to Mr. Little when I am unable to handle them, and have recieved much positive feedback and thanks from happy clients. I endorse Mr. Little and trust him to provide the highest caliber representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of getting to know Jim through the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar and also as a practicing attorney in the local area. He is an excellent attorney and a highly skilled litigator. I would not hesitate to recommend Jim to anyone who wishes to hire a good attorney who cares about his clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Friend
"I've had the opportunity to meet with and speak to Jim numerous times over the past few years. His legal acumen is outstanding and his professionalism is second to none. To those seeking quality representation, I would recommend Jim's services wholeheartedly."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is an excellent DUI attorney. He represents his clients aggressively but ethically. Jim is committed to improving his knowledge through constant and consistent training and this greatly benefits his clients. He has an excellent demeanor that judges are fond of that effectively advances his clients' positions."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jim was extremely professional during the contested matter we had together. I appreciated his knowledge as well as his ability to distance himself from his client's position and see the middle point. After getting to know Jim better, I noted his passion and compassion for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jim is a great lawyer with a passion to provide his clients with the best, most ethical representation."
Family Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He has excellent skills and genuinely cares about his clients. He attends to every detail and works hard to get results that work for the client and the entire family. He has a very professional manner and does not unnecessarily ramp up conflict, but can be a real tiger, if need be. He pursues the client's goals in a cost-effective manner. He has integrity about his representation and his obligations to the community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of mediating family law cases for Jim and his clients. I have always found him to be well prepared on the facts and the law. He has always been extremely professional and acted in the best interests of his client. I fully endorse James Little."
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