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John A. Little, Jr.
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PROFILE
EXPERIENCE
AWARDS

John's Profile

John represents leading financial services and insurance institutions in high-stakes cases involving a wide variety of coverage lines including professional and commercial liability, life, disability, and property coverage.  His practice focuses primarily on the bad faith arena.  He has litigated cases at the trial and appellate levels throughout the Southeast and across the country.

Prior to joining Maynard, John clerked for the Honorable Emmett R. Cox on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  As a law student, he served as Georgia Law Review’s Editor in Chief.

Before attending law school, John worked as a congressional aide and concentrated on health policy issues.

John's Experience

Strickland v. Broome, No. 19-60176, 2020 WL 2280218 (5th Cir. May 7, 2020) (affirming dismissal of breach of fiduciary duty and constructive claims in action involving disputed payment of life insurance proceeds)

Hartford Cas. Ins. Co. v. Gelshenen, 387 F. Supp. 3d 634 (W.D.N.C. 2019), aff’d sub nom. Hartford Cas. Ins. Co. v. Davis & Gelshenen, LLP, 801 F. App’x 915 (4th Cir. 2020) – Obtained judgment on the pleadings in trial court and affirmance on appeal that insurer had no duty to defend or indemnify policyholder in putative class action for alleged violation of Driver’s Privacy Protection Act.  See also Hartford Cas. Ins. Co. v. Greve, No. 3:17CV183-GCM, 2017 WL 5557669 (W.D.N.C. Nov. 17, 2017), aff’d sub nom. Hartford Cas. Ins. Co. v. Ted A. Greve & Assocs., PA, 742 F. App’x 738 (4th Cir. 2018); Hartford Cas. Ins. v. Swapp Law, PLLC, 358 F. Supp. 3d 1210 (D. Utah 2018)

Coast Inv. Grp., LLC v. Twin City Fire Ins. Co., No. 8:15-CV-359-T-36TGW, 2016 WL 4690392 (M.D. Fla. Jan. 29, 2016), aff’d sub nom. Abel Band, Chartered v. Twin City Fire Ins. Co., 686 F. App’x 834 (11th Cir. 2017) (affirming judgment on the pleadings that insurer had no duty to defend or indemnity insured under professional liability policy)

Am. Gen. Life Ins. Co. v. Harshman, No. CV 2013-129-WOB-REW, 2015 WL 5474177 (E.D. Ky. Sept. 17, 2015) (granting summary judgment for insurer in action involving contested life insurance claim)

John's Awards

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Insurance Law, Litigation – Banking and Finance (2021)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in Insurance Coverage (2017 – present)
CONTACT
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Assistant
Jessica Atkinson
BAR ADMISSIONS
State Bar:Alabama, Georgia
EDUCATION

Wake Forest University (2005, B.A., magna cum laude with Honors in Political Science, Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board)

University of Georgia School of Law (2011, J.D., magna cum laude; Georgia Law Review, Editor in Chief; Order of the Coif)

JUDICIAL CLERKSHIPS

Senior Judge, Emmett Ripley Cox
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2011-2012

August 20, 2020
168 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021
Birmingham, AL. (August 20, 2020) Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 168 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-review guide...
January 13, 2020
MAYNARD COOPER & GALE ELEVATES FIVE ATTORNEYS
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (January 13, 2020) — Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard Cooper) is pleased to announce the promotion of five attorneys, effective January 1, 2020:...
November 9, 2018
MAYNARD COOPER & GALE RECEIVES RECOGNITION IN RECENT U.S. NEWS/BEST LAWYERS “BEST LAW FIRMS” AND SUPER LAWYERS LISTINGS
The recently released edition of the U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” positions Maynard Cooper in the National Tier Rankings in 10 areas of practice, including Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, L...
November 21, 2017
95 MAYNARD COOPER & GALE ATTORNEYS DISTINGUISHED IN THE 2017 SUPER LAWYERS LISTINGS
Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 95 attorneys have been selected as 2017 Super Lawyers, including 90 among the Firm’s Alabama office locations, two in the Firm’s New York office, and three in its San Francisco office. Five...
October 28, 2012
MAYNARD, COOPER & GALE, P.C. WELCOMES EIGHT NEW ASSOCIATES TO ITS BIRMINGHAM OFFICE
Sarah S. Glover has joined the firm’s General Litigation practice group. Ms. Glover is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law. Ms. Glover is a Hugo Black Scholar and a member of the Order of the Coif...