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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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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 95%
    20 years, 7.5 thousand cases
  2. Expungement: 5%



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Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Daniel Parker Jett

    Mr. Little is exceptionally experienced in the area of criminal defense. His clients are appreciative of his skills and dedication.


    Daniel Jett Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Lauren Johnson

    Robert is an experience and competent attorney with an excellent reputation. I endorse his work.


    Lauren Johnson Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Robert Little

10201 Trademark Street
Suite C
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91730-5850


NJResigned Without Prejudice200307/28/2016
NYResigned 200207/11/2016
ILNot Authorized To Practice Law Due To Discipline199605/11/2016
MOInactive voluntarily199601/08/2013

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Reciprocal - Suspension
    issued in IL, 2014


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

  2. Discipline with Actual Suspension
    issued in CA, 2013


    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.

  3. Interim suspension after conviction
    issued in CA, 2012


    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.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2011
Qualified Administrator in Standardized Field Sobriety TestingInternational Association of Chiefs of Police2009
Criminal Trial SpecialistNational Board of Trial Advocacy2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Deputy District AttorneySan Bernardino District Attorney2007 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2009 - Present
Law Library for San Bernardino CountyTrustee2008 - Present
San Bernardino County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
San Bernardino County High School Mock Trial CompetitionVolunteer Judge2007 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLife Member2000 - Present
Board of EducationMember, Chairman of Finance2004 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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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Publication nameTitleDate
Tennesee Bar JournalDon’t Miss a Move: Making Rules 5 and 5.1 Work for Your Clients in General Sessions Court2001
National Health Lawyers AssociationFifty State Survey of Corporate Practice of Medicine Statutes, Regulations and Interpretation (Missouri Chapter)1996
Journal of Contemporary Legal IssuesSymposium: Harm v. Culpability: Which Should Be the Organizing Principle of the Criminal Law (editor)1994
California Regulatory Law ReporterOffice of the Legislative Analyst1993
California Regulatory Law ReporterMedical Board of California1993
California Regulatory Law ReporterMedical Board of California1992
California Regulatory Law ReporterOffice of the Legislative Analyst1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Saint Louis University School of LawLawLL.M - Master of Laws1996
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Cornell UniversityGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
California DUI Lawyers AssociationSpeedy Trial2010
Law DayTextual Interpretation2008