NM / Santa Fe

Little V. West

Holland & Hart LLP
110 North Guadalupe, Suite 1 
Santa Fe , NM 87501


When issues evolve into disputes before administrative agencies or courts, Little effectively guides clients through dispute resolution or litigation. Clients benefit from Little's previous experience representing employees, allowing him to understand the other side and predict how situations may play out. Little has experience representing health care providers, particularly with matters involving allegations of drug use, testing, and retaliation. Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Little was an associate at a Santa Fe based law firm. Before beginning to practice, he clerked for the Hon. Terrance L. O'Brien of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the Hon. Bruce D. Black of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico.


HR Counseling, Compliance, and Risk Management Non-Competes, Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation Employment Litigation and Class Actions Administrative proceedings (EEOC and state civil rights commissions) Appeals from administrative agency and court decisions Commercial Litigation
  • Construction and Design Litigation
  • Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation

Client Results

Commercial Litigation
  • Represented state agencies and officials in litigation matters.
  • Represented health care providers and related organization in litigation matters.
HR Counseling, Compliance, and Risk Management
  • Advised rural electrical operatives on general counseling about employment best practices and general regulatory compliance.
  • Train human resource professionals on federal and state discrimination laws and Obligations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Represented higher education entities as general counsel.


Labor and Employment HR Counseling, Compliance, and Risk Management Employment Litigation and Class Actions Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, and Litigation Wage and Hour Commercial Litigation Healthcare Law


Little West discusses New Mexico Employment Law Legislative Updates " The Voice of Santa Fe , 03/27/2017 Addition of Little West Expands Labor and Employment Litigation Practice in Santa Fe, 10/12/2015


"Commentary: Governor considers Legislature's employment bills," Santa Fe New Mexican, April 3, 2017 "Commentary: Legislature considers significant employment bills," Santa Fe New Mexican, February 19, 2017 "New Mexico Legislature Considers Significant Employment Bills," Employers' Lawyers Blog, January 24, 2017 "National Origin Discrimination Checklist," Employers' Lawyers Blog, January 18, 2017 "Medical Marijuana Need Not Be Accommodated by New Mexico Employers," Employers' Lawyers Blog, February 2016

Speaking Engagements

"The Sherlock Method of Employee Management: Observation, Investigation, Collaboration, Termination and Documentation," July and August 2016 "Documentation, Terminations and More," Client Training, June 2016


University of North Carolina J.D., 2005 With Honors North Carolina Law Review, Articles Editor North Carolina State University B.S., 2002 Aubrey L. Brooks Scholar John T. Caldwell Fellow Deborah S. Moore Service Award Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society

Bar Admissions

New Mexico

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


  • The National Black Lawyers Top 100

Civic Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New Mexico Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, Commissioner, 2000-2006
  • Santa Fe Interfaith Homeless Shelter, Board Member and Team Leader, 2009-2011
  • Breast Cancer Resource Center, Board Member, 2009-2014
  • Boy Scouts of America, Assistant Scoutmaster, 2015
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