Unlike some attorneys, Ms. Little does not believe in “wait and see,” an approach that often results in lost evidence or the other side gaining an early advantage. Oftentimes hired upon the first rumor of an allegation or investigation, Ms. Little immediately goes to work to establish an offensive, rather than a defensive, position for her clients. Under this approach, Ms. Little’s team builds the case, establishes the timeline and constructs the narrative before valuable information is lost or forgotten. She will conduct a thorough review of the case, complete extensive client, family and witness interviews, gather key documents, and dispatch investigative teams to locate witnesses, preserve video footage, photograph locations, image computers and phones, and complete any additional tasks necessary to be on the offensive from minute one of a potential case. Ms. Little builds a tailor-made team to fit the needs of each case and routinely works with a wide range of investigators, former FBI agents, forensic accountants, digital evidence experts, mental health and substance abuse treatment providers, polygraphers, accident reconstruction experts, and consultants among others.
Ms. Little believes that, like a chess player anticipating each move, you should always be 10 steps ahead of your opponent. Based upon her extensive prosecutorial experience, Ms. Little has a keen ability to forecast the thoughts and actions of law enforcement, public agencies and other investigating bodies which gives her a distinct advantage in her cases. Clients of JLLaw find themselves expertly represented in investigations or litigation launched by various state and federal agencies, grand juries, corporations and private litigants based upon her forward looking, strategic approach.
From the moment you hire her, Ms. Little is proactive in building your case, analyzing the relevant legal issues, and putting together an individualized, strategic approach to the case. Ms. Little meets with the opposing party directly, well in advance of court or a charging decision, and presents her case because, to her, each case involves a relatable person with a life history and someone worthy of special treatment. As a result, prosecutors, investigators and opposing counsel know that clients of JLLaw are unique and that Ms. Little is prepared to try the case should they not offer a satisfactory resolution.
JLLaw is an exclusive, low-volume practice. Ms. Little is highly selective about the cases she takes and the clients she chooses to work with. As such, she provides one-on-one personal service and is directly accessible to her clients at all times. Ms. Little believes that the only way to be a truly effective advocate is by getting to know her clients, their history and what brought them to her. On their very first call, clients learn Ms. Little is attentive, empathetic and knowledgeable. Her calm demeanor and take-charge approach immediately provide a sense of comfort and relief, and her clients rave about her dedication and compassion. “She treated the case like it was her own son that was accused.” At JLLaw, clients receive the personal and detailed attention they expect and they remain well-informed as the case progresses.
One of Ms. Little’s mottos is, “you get more flies with honey.” Once you meet her, you will immediately see why Ms. Little is so successful both in and out of the courtroom. A born “people-person,” she instantly sets you at ease with her charismatic approach, jovial sense of humor and trustworthy and knowledgeable demeanor. Her strong people skills and her ability to make others feel at ease allows her to communicate more effectively with clients, witnesses, experts and opposing counsel. Ms. Little spent her career building a reputation for honesty and integrity and has trusted relationships with attorneys, judges, and courthouse staff throughout Georgia. Even her clients comment on the fact that Jennifer knows everyone and is very well-liked wherever she goes. “OUTSTANDING presence in the courtroom. She’s even cool with the bailiff.”
Ms. Little is routinely praised for her exceptional memory, her keen eye for detail and her meticulous preparation. She knows victory is often found in the details. Because of her dogged and tenacious spirit, Ms. Little never gives up on a case until she has found that one fact or witness that swings the case in her favor. As a former prosecutor, it was Ms. Little’s job to investigate cases, interview witnesses, visit crime scenes, locate evidence and build the case to present to the jury. She does the same for each of her clients she serves today. By scrutinizing the case, conducting her own investigation, examining evidence and court documents, and carefully researching the law, Ms. Little obtains swift and successful resolutions time and again. Clients commend her shrewd tactics and strategic assessments, her powerful and effective advocacy and her impressive courtroom techniques. A big-picture thinker with a command of the fine details, Ms. Little can think on her feet during transformative moments in a case- whether it be while interviewing or cross-examining witnesses, negotiating with opposing counsel or arguing to a judge or jury.
Unlike some attorneys who become stagnant and believe they already know the law, Ms. Little spends hours researching legal issues in her cases and routinely finds ways to win on technical grounds. Clients are often surprised when she goes to court and wins decisive motions based on constitutional, procedural, or evidentiary law. “I was facing a serious case and told Jennifer I could not be convicted under any circumstances. Jennifer explained it was a tough set of facts and prepared me for the worst, but she went to work trying to find legal grounds to get it dismissed. After a 3-hour hearing, Jennifer argued to the judge and all the evidence was thrown out. I couldn’t believe it.”
Ms. Little’s thriving practice is strictly a result of word of mouth referrals from former clients and other attorneys- the ultimate sign of client satisfaction and respect amongst her peers. Ms. Little routinely gets referrals from judges, prosecutors, opposing counsel and colleagues demonstrating the confidence her peers place in her abilities and her success in the courtroom. “When I was charged with a crime, I called my uncle who is a local judge. He recommended Ms. Little based on her performance arguing a case in his courtroom. I took his advice and don’t have a criminal history as result.”