David E. Little


As a former Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, David E. Little understands what it takes to fight against the toughest accusations made against military service members. For this reason, he has dedicated his career to safeguarding the futures and rights of those who have been accused of criminal offenses. David has stood by the sides of more than 100 United States military members before administrative discharge and court-martial hearings. Due to his passion for helping others, David was selected for inclusion in the Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Starsâ„  list in 2006 and 2007.

Before joining Military Justice International, David served as a lawyer for a civil litigation firm. During that time, he focused majority of his practice handling cases involving medical malpractice, construction law, product liability, commercial litigation, and litigation defense. David’s legal career was put on hold when he was requested to return to active duty. In 2005, he served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and was deployed with the 2nd Marine Division in western Al Anbar. Upon his return, David recommitted his life to his legal practice.

Before committing his life to judiciary work, David attended the University of Texas, Austin where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in History. Following his undergraduate coursework, he enrolled at The University of Texas School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate. Since then, he has devoted his life to helping those in need of aggressive and relentless legal representation.

Currently, David Little holds memberships in a wide range of associations, including the State Bar of Texas, the Austin Bar Association, the Judge Advocate’s Association, the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, and the Defense Research Institute.

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas

Classes & Seminars

  • National Defense Service Medal (w/ Star in lieu of 2d Award)
  • Instructor, Law of War, Law of War Detachment, LSSS, Mobcom, 2007 - 2010
  • Honors and Awards
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal(w/ Star in lieu of 2d Award)
  • Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal
  • Iraq Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal (w/ "M" Device)

Professional Memberships and Associations

  • U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Lieutenant Colonel, 2010 - Present
  • Friends of Pound House Association, Member, Board of Trustees, 2007 - Present
  • Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium Veterans Committee, Member, 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Ex-Student's Association, Life Member
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Judge Advocate's Association
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • U.T. Letterman Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Austin Speech Labs, Inc., Member, Board of Directors, 2007 – Present
  • Sunset Canyon Baptist Church, Deacon, 2000 - Present