Michael S. Little is a partner in the law firm of Poole & Shaffery, LLP. He specializes in the areas of construction law, construction-defect litigation, commercial litigation, insurance coverage and employment-related matters.
Mr. Little’s background includes positions in corporate, insurance and law firm settings where he worked with a wide array of clients, including real estate developers, general contractors, subcontractors, public utilities, retailers, museums, technology conglomerates, aerospace corporations, national restaurateurs, film/video/music/television companies, and theme parks.
Among his diverse areas of practice, Mr. Little has handled substantial and complex commercial litigation matters, including construction defect litigation, landslide / soil movement cases, multi-unit real estate development disputes, construction-related insurance coverage / bad faith litigation, environmental toxic tort litigation, professional malpractice, wrongful termination, workplace discrimination matters and business disputes. Mr. Little is also well-versed in the protections afforded by various forms of insurance, including general liability, errors and omissions, directors and officers and employment practices liability coverage.
Mr. Little is a seasoned litigator and maintains membership in the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the California Building Industry Association, the Building Industry Association of Southern California, the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance, and DRI. Mr. Little was also a member of the inaugural class of the Litigation Management Institute of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance.
Mr. Little is a Lecturer and member of the Faculty for the Claims & Litigation Management (CLM) School of Construction. Mr. Little also is the co-author of CLM's Claim Handling Guide (California).