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Robert Little

Criminal defense Attorney at Rancho Cucamonga, CA

4.4   18 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 28 years
    New Jersey - NJ 20 years
    New York - NY 21 years
    Tennessee - TN 26 years
    Illinois - IL 27 years
    Missouri - MO 27 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1995
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2013
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2003
    Resigned Without Prejudice
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2002
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1998
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1996
    Not Authorized To Practice Law Due To Discipline Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2014
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1996

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2014. See details

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Member, National College of DUI Defense Member, California DUI Lawyers Association Life Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Criminal Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy

    28 years, 7,500 cases

  2. Expungement


Former San Bernardino Deputy District Attorney (prosecutor) with over 10 years defending people accused of crimes from driving under the influence of alcohol to white collar cases to murder, Robert Little practices primarily in the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire counties of San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

As a former prosecutor, Mr. Little has the other side’s “playbook” and can predict what evidence the District Attorney will bring to trial and what defenses the DA fears the most.

Ivy League-educated, a former law journal editor, and a published author on criminal law, Mr. Little knows how to use the law the benefit his clients, but also how to tell his clients’ stories to a jury.

Mr. Little frequently speaks as a guest legal commentator on national television.  He has appeared innumerable times on CourtTV and TruTV.

Mr. Little is one of only 10 California attorneys the National Board of Trial Advocacy has named a Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist.  This is the ONLY national board certification recognized by the State Bar of California.

Mr. Little is the only Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in San Bernardino County and one of only three in the San Gabriel Valley.


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Robert Little


Law Office of Robert Little
10722 Arrow Route
Suite 712
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91730-5850

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4.4 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Robert Little helped save my friend’s family. My friend’s wife called me in distress after her husband had a panic attack and it activated an underlying medical condition he was unaware of. The situation wasn’t handled that well. He ended up being arrested. I helped her find a lawyer in her area immediately! Mr. Little appeared to have the best track record, as well as being someone they could afford. So I retained him for my friend. He showed up to the jail the next day to meet with my friend. He showed up to the court the very next day to represent my friend and get him out of custody that later that night. From there he went on to get my friend the additional help he needed. He has stayed committed to standing by my friend and his family throughout the entire ordeal, and kept his punishment to the minimum. We couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer or a better outcome to such an unfortunate situation.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Mr. Little handled my situation in the best way possible. He delivered on everything he promised. He could understand my situation better than I could and I couldn't have had a better person representing me. He knew how stressful the situation was for my family and I and he was sensitive to that. I appreciated that the most. He gave me great advise along the way to give me the perspective I lacked about the legal process. He was also very affordable, and he never did anything to make me feel like his objective wasn't to execute on our original arrangement. He handled everything, I just had to show up at the court dates and follow through with the arrangements set in place. I’m blessed to have him as my attorney and I would recommend him to anyone who needs a criminal defense lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most helpful
Mr. Little helped me through a three year long battle with the courts. Never failed me once. Communicative and very on top of his work, couldn’t have had better luck finding a lawyer to defend me. Thank you Mr. Little!
Posted by Emily | December 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not recommended
This attorney is not recommended! he doesn't give any advice which would help your case. He gives your a huge hope with your case in your first meeting with him just to get the contract done but you see nothing afterwords. My husband has hired another attorney and got his charges dropped from a felony into misdemeanor in a short time. My husband suffered a lot with Robert Little!
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Response from Robert Little December 6, 2018
I so sorry to hear this but am gratified your husband was able to reduce his felony. However, after a search of our records, we have no record of representing anyone with your surname. Is it possible you were represented by another lawyer? There are a few Southern California lawyers with similar names. I would be pleased to hear from you on my personal cell phone at 909 457-7895 so that I can resolve your concerns. I assist people by reducing felonies to misdemeanors (and misdemeanors to infractions) and even dismissing old cases all the time. This is very much a strength of my practice and I don't recall any recent cases where a problem such as what you suggest took place. We recently reduced offenses for two individuals significantly improving their cases in Immigration Court, where they were fighting to stay with their families in America. Again, I take seriously what you say and wish to be of assistance, particularly if indeed I spoke to you or your husband about this matter. Please call me at your earliest convenience. If you can come to the office and demonstrate that I represented your husband, I will of course refund any fees paid to me. Thank you for your feedback. We put great stock in the opinions of our clients. Robert Little
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Posted by kerima | June 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney *****
Mr. Robert Little is representing my son, he has made my soul in peace knowing that he has a great attorney representing him. Mr. little gave us hope and with God I know we will conquer this storm. Thank you
Posted by Chris | June 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience!
Robert was a pleasure to work with. I hired him for 2 different cases and only ever was in contact with him through email. He totally took care of everything and I did not step foot in a courthouse. Today I have peace of mind because Robert"s service. Awesome attorney!
Posted by Pablo | June 17, 2011
Stress Free Service
I am very thankful for the time Mr. Little had for me to discuss my case, as it proceeded. Considering the stress of any potential court case and time frame it takes to move along, Mr. Little was able to handle my case with a lot more ease than I expected. I appreciated his hard work and the time he took to speak with me face to face.
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Posted by Mariel | May 9, 2011
Great lawyer
Mr. Little gave me hopes from the minute i contact him. He is very professional and made me feel very comfortable with getting an early probation termination along with a dismissal. Mr. Little was able to get a dismissal as a result. He gets his work done and most important made me feel that he understood my situation. I really appreciate Mr. Little.
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2011
Mr. Little not only has an extremely impressive resume in terms of education/degrees attained (and the caliber of institutions attended)-- he also is one of the most personal and involved attorneys I know. He truly cares about his clients and lobbies diligently on their behalf-- and is always honest, up front, and caring. He truly is the epitome of an attorney you want to represent you-- extremely qualified, educated, and knowledgeable in his field-- but also down to earth and personal.
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Posted by Jose Lopez III | December 15, 2009
Client Review - (Dec 09)
I recently hired Attorney Robert Little and was able to get plea bargain which resulted in the dismissal of a more serious charge against me. I was pleasantly surprised that in my time of need for a consultation Robert met up with me on Saturday morning to discuss my options. He has been able to provide favorable financing terms to pay my fine and he was able to represent me in court without me having to be present. I appreciate his realistic approach towards the probable outcome of my case and would recommend him to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney.
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Posted by Ryan | September 14, 2009
5 out of 5
Robert Little is a great lawyer who is very knowledgeable and Trustworthy. I had no complaints while Robert was my lawyer, he had my charges dropped significantly from a felony to a $100 fine. I would highly recommend Robert Little to anyone in need of a good lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2009
You can't go wrong with Robert Little!
I am grateful that I happened to find Robert. He is kind, responsive, reassuring, calm and knowledgeable. Having been a former prosecutor in the Court system under which I was cited, and his resultant positive relationships with current District Attorney’s given his prior experience, served me well, and was an additional reason I decided to retain him. He responded promptly to any question I had and kept me appropriately informed at every step in the process. He negotiated the best possible resolution on my case and I never had to appear in Court. I would highly recommend him to anyone, without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2009
DA is offering you a WetWreckless......................How about we get it Dismissed
I was being charged with a 2nd DUI out of Rancho Cucamonga Court. Robert, handled my case with great professionalism. He was upfront and honest on the possible outcomes could be on my case. The last offer the DA presented was a WetWreckless(same as DUI with DMV) with no jail time or AA classes VS Jail time, 1.5 year License Suspension , 18 month AA classes. and $1918 fine. I felt strong on my case and took it to trial. The DA presented his case with Sheriff and Blood technician specialist testimony of .13 BAC. Robert made motion for aquitall prior to letting it go into Jury's hands and was SUCCESFULL. CASE DISMISSED. It was a difficult process to find a lawyer, and I am extremely fortunate I had Robert Little to represent me. He has a quite demeanor but dont blink, he has Knockout Punch. The Sherriff decided to lie, DA wanted a conviction and I decided to fight it and Won. I know attorneys are not cheap but there is not a price on getting it dismissed and aquitted. responsible and have a Happy Cinco de Mayo ! ! ! ! .
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2009
When I needed Help..
Robert is a very knowledgeable, professional individual that took a personal approach in making me feel comfortable and took the time to listen to my concerns . He kept me up to date regarding my case.
Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2009
Bob is an excellent appeallate attorney. Very well versed in the law. He keeps current on all changes and is always looking for loopholes to squeeze his clients through.
Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2012
This lawyer appeared to be profesional but after he got paid most of the time he would send his assistant to court...he wouldent respond to my questions in a proper time period...would not recomend him
Response from Robert Little March 11, 2022
This is not true. I do not have an assistant. I am the only attorney at my firm. All clients receive the benefit of my attention. I do not have young associates who do the court work. Every client gets me.
Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Robert Little is a slimeball and should not be trusted. Do not hire. You have been warned.
Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He wrote on my check for retainer and the signature on my check
I had to file a police report on this attorney because he wrote on a personal check of mine in the signature box trying to endorse my check under the pretense of that I could not write because I am a disabled person he thought it was okay for him to try to endorse my check he also released a district attorney's report to me. That is a violation of the California penal code. This attorney is not to be trusted he has having money issues he tried my opinion to endorse my check but when I found out he was talking to the court and other people about my case without my knowledge or consent I immediately fired him.
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Response from Robert Little March 11, 2022
My practice is eager to provide the last line of defense for people accused of crimes, particularly members of the disabled community. In that regard, this individual stated that he could not write. Therefore, with his permission, and in front of him, I assisted him in endorsing a check. As a police investigation later concluded, I never attempted to cash or deposit the check. The individual sought other counsel for his fraud and theft case so I returned the check to him, returning 100 percent of his money. Nonetheless, he brought out a false police report on me. Fortunately, the police report makes clear that he was lying in attempting to obtain an unfair advantage over me, taking advantage of the kindness I extended to him.
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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2014.

Reciprocal - Suspension issued in IL, 2014
updated on 10/31/2014

This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in Illinois.

Discipline with Actual Suspension issued in CA, 2013
updated on 01/20/2016

This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Interim suspension after conviction issued in CA, 2012
updated on 06/08/2013

This means the attorney temporarily lost his or her license to practice law while the State investigates whether the attorney should be disciplined. The suspension typically expires when the investigation is resolved.

Work Experience

  • Deputy District Attorney
  • San Bernardino District Attorney
  • 2007 - 2008


  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1996
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Cornell University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. E.C.
  • attempted murder dismissed
  • United States v. Williams 04-3116 (6th Cir. Oct. 31, 2005)
  • reversed and remanded!
  • United States v. Wright, 04-5250 (6th Cir. Sept. 26, 2005)
  • reversed and remanded!
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  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Law Library for San Bernardino County
  • Trustee
  • 2008 - Present
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • San Bernardino County High School Mock Trial Competition
  • Volunteer Judge
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Life Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Board of Education
  • Member, Chairman of Finance
  • 2004 - 2007
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Qualified Administrator in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • 2009
  • Criminal Trial Specialist
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2002
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  • Tennesee Bar Journal
  • Don’t Miss a Move: Making Rules 5 and 5.1 Work for Your Clients in General Sessions Court
  • 2001
  • National Health Lawyers Association
  • Fifty State Survey of Corporate Practice of Medicine Statutes, Regulations and Interpretation (Missouri Chapter)
  • 1996
  • Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues
  • Symposium: Harm v. Culpability: Which Should Be the Organizing Principle of the Criminal Law (editor)
  • 1994
  • California Regulatory Law Reporter
  • Office of the Legislative Analyst
  • 1993
  • California Regulatory Law Reporter
  • Medical Board of California
  • 1993
  • California Regulatory Law Reporter
  • Medical Board of California
  • 1992
  • California Regulatory Law Reporter
  • Office of the Legislative Analyst
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • Law Day
  • Textual Interpretation
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (39)
Endorse Robert
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Little is exceptionally experienced in the area of criminal defense. His clients are appreciative of his skills and dedication."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is an experience and competent attorney with an excellent reputation. I endorse his work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert Little is a committed, dedicated, and successful criminal defense lawyer who has earned the fear and respect of prosecutors. They fear him because he knows how to dismantle a case. They respect him for doing it. I hold him in high regard. His skills are unmatched. Any client in his hands is in truly competant hands."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work: extraordinarily conscientious, extremely hardworking and very dedicated to each Client, Californians understand that Mr.Little is an excellent San Bernardino, Riverside and LA Counties trial attorney who is a beneficial asset to the entire California DUI Defense Bar community. Any person in need of a superb criminal defense lawyer will know he or she is in capable hands. For a number of reasons (but without enough character space to properly do this fine attorney justice), I am honored to endorse this superb Ontario DUI defense lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I worked on several cases with him. He is hard working, dedicated and extremely knowledgeable on the law. He cares about people and is dedicated to obtaining the best results possible for his clients. I whole wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone involved in a criminal matter."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Little has shown as a member of the National College for DUI Defense that he is committed to providing cutting edge DUI defense. The National DUI College members represent the most experienced DUI defense attorneys in the country. If you are charged with a DUI, a general practice lawyer is not the answer. Good DUI defense is hard work and few offenses in our court system call for greater attorney expertise than cases involving driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. DUI cases are especially complex because they require defense counsel to understand BOTH scientific and legal issues. As a fellow member of the College, if you are looking for exceptional representation, I would not hesitate to recommend Robert Little"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Great lawyer. Licensed to practice in more circuits and jurisdictions than I can remember. We tried our frist criminal trial together in 2001. NOT GUILTY!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Robert Little's work. He is thoroughly knowledgeable, competent, and aggressive in defending his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is an excellent criminal defense and DUI attorney. Everything that others have already about Robert is consistent with my experience. He is a genuine professional with an "A" game. I fully endorse this lawyer's work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Robert Little is a very skilled and artful litigator of the highest order. His ability to advocate effectively for his position is remarkable. His reputation for achieving great results for the citizen accused by the government of a crime is well known. His reputation for excellence in Criminal Defense and DUI is a hard earned national one. This reputation far exceeds the bounds of his state as evidenced by this lawyer from Ontario, Canada not only knowing of him but in that I can personally attest through first hand observation his high level of proficiency in litigation and in the defense of the citizen accused. Superior, and skilled. I would put in my corner every time."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Former prosecutor. You are in good hands if he is your attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is a solid professional. Always courteous. Someone that I would not hesitate to retain myself (but hopefully that will never be necessary)."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for Robert doing legal research and drafting criminal appellate briefs. Robert was a great boss and mentor, and it was a pleasure to work with him. Robert is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in criminal law, and I would highly recommend him as a boss and as an attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"In addition to being licensed to practice law in more states than any other lawyer I know, Mr. Little is an incredibly competent, experienced and honest attorney. He's someone I rely on for legal advice."
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Rancho Cucamonga Criminal defense Lawyer Robert Little
Robert Little
Criminal defense Attorney
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Licensed for 28 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2014. See details