Education

J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2003
B.A., (cum laude) in Government, Harvard University, 2001

Awards

Best Lawyers in America – Arbitration, 2016-2017


 

Named "Texas Super Lawyer" by Thomson Reuters, 2015 - 2017


Named "Texas Rising Star" by Thomson Reuters, 2007-2008, 2010 - 2015


"Best Lawyers in Dallas" D Magazine, 2014, 2016, 2017


While at Harvard University, Mitch received Harvard Football’s 2000 William Paine LaCroix Trophy given for loyalty and team spirit.


Mitch was recognized in 2012 by the Collin County Business Press as one of its “Forty Under Forty.”


Mitch Little

Biography

Mr. Little counsels individuals and business organizations in state and federal courts in Texas and beyond, with an emphasis on cases involving securities fraud.  Having a variety of experience dealing with victims of oil and gas promotional fraud, Ponzi schemes, and all types of investment theft, Mr. Little has represented investors from all over the United States.  

Mr. Little has represented clients in disputes across a wide array of other industries, including real estate, construction, retail, manufacturing, and technology.

Representative Matters

Defense of statewide public official in SEC civil action and state criminal proceedings alleging violations of the securities laws.
Lead counsel in jury trial victory on behalf of family accused of $20MM fraud and breaches of contract in the sale of a closely-held ice cream business, resulting in no liability and an award of attorney’s fees to clients.  
Lead counsel in jury trial victory on behalf of two oil and gas companies in a declaratory judgment action involving falsified invoice, resulting in no liability and an award of $430,000 in attorney's fees through trial to clients.
Obtained $2,250,000 settlement of claims for violations of the Texas Securities Act against multinational, online forex trading broker brought on behalf of federal equity receiver.
Obtained take-nothing arbitration award in favor of oil and gas company and executive against investor seeking over $2MM in fraud damages.

Obtained take-nothing arbitration award in favor of oil and gas company and executive sued in Florida for securities fraud.
Lead counsel in jury trial victory against regional bank on behalf of an individual investor for a rescission claim of over $900,000.

Lead counsel in jury trial victory on behalf of oil and gas company accused of securities fraud, resulting in a judgment for $400,000 in attorney’s fees in favor of client.

Lead counsel in jury trial victory on behalf of charity seeking tax exemption.

Lead counsel in jury trial victory on behalf of 22 investors against oil and gas issuer for fraud, resulting in $7.5MM verdict.

Lead counsel in jury trial victory on behalf of retired teacher defrauded in time-share investment.

Lead counsel in jury trial victory on behalf of retired pilot defrauded in oil and gas Ponzi scheme, obtaining exemplary damages.

Lead counsel in bench trial victory on behalf of church against financial manager who embezzled over $2,000,000, obtaining exemplary damages.

Confidential seven-figure settlement of claims on behalf of top-tier network marketer against worldwide multilevel marketing company.

Confidential seven-figure settlement of securities fraud claims brought by widow of Ponzi scheme investor against national securities broker-dealer.

Confidential seven-figure settlement of securities fraud claims brought by federal equity receiver against an oil and gas company.

Successfully defended $12MM claim for breach of oil and gas farmout agreement, resulting in agreed dismissal and settlement for $0.

Briefed Courts of Appeals and Texas Supreme Court on issues involving taxation of real property, governmental immunity, and teacher protections.

Successful representation of oil and gas companies sued for securities fraud and breaches of fiduciary duty and provided counsel with respect to SEC and state-level enforcement inquiries.

Confidential seven-figure settlement of fraudulent transfer claims brought by bankruptcy trustee against seven cable networks.

Confidential six-figure settlement of various claims brought by federal equity receiver against Top 20 accounting firm.

Confidential six-figure settlement of securities fraud claims brought against oil and gas securities broker-dealer.

Confidential six-figure settlement of employment claims in favor of chief operating officer accused of embezzlement.

Professional Involvement

  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Vice-President, Collin County Bar Association
  • President, Collin County Bench/Bar Foundation
  • President, Collin County Young Lawyers Association
  • Barrister, Curt B. Henderson Inn of Court
     

Speeches and Publications

"Locking the Door on Mortgage Fraud" -- 2007 Mortgage Lending Institute.

"Securities Issues in Real Estate Investments" -- Dallas Bar Association, Real Property Section, 2009.

“Summary Jury Trials” – Collin County Bench Bar Conference

“May I Have My Money Back, Please?” – DBA Headnotes, February 2011.

“It’s Just Three Nines!: Protecting Against Securities Liability” – DBA Headnotes, February 2012.

"5 Types of Jurors Who Can Make or Break a Case"- Texas Lawyer, February 2014.

"Defy Murphy's Law: How to Avoid 5 Litigation Mistakes" - Texas Lawyer, June 2014.
 
Professional Background

  • Admitted in Texas
  • Citation for Proficiency in Spanish
  • Admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas.

Frisco Office

Ph (214) 472-2100
Fx (214) 472-2150
2600 Network Boulevard
Suite 400
Frisco, Texas 75034

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