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David Little

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Orinda, CA

Hartog | Baer | Hand
4 Orinda Way, Suite 200-D
Orinda, CA 94563
Phone: 925-253-1717
Fax: 925-253-0334
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Licensed in California Since: 2000
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate (70%), Tax: Consumer (20%), Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

David D. Little is a principal at Orinda, California-based Hartog, Baer & Hand APC. Certified as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law by the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California, he focuses his practice on various aspects of that area of the law, representing clients throughout the state. Mr. Little has been admitted to practice before all California state courts since 2000.  David is also a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

A significant portion of Mr. Little's practice involves the preparation and review of estate planning documents, including wills, a variety of types of trusts, advance medical directives, and financial and health care powers of attorney. His experience also encompasses trust and estate administration, where he provides advice and counsel to trustees and executors, both during the life of testators or grantors and after their deaths. An accomplished trial attorney, Mr. Little's workload has also included trust and estate litigation. He is often asked to speak before groups of fellow professionals on topics related to his practice area, and he has had articles published on several topics as well.

Mr. Little attended San Jose State University for his undergraduate education, and he received a Bachelor of Science in finance from that institution in 1990. After he graduated, he took a position with a major American bank, and he spent many of his several years there as a trust officer, eventually rising to the level of vice president. Mr. Little then decided to pursue a legal career and enrolled at the University of San Francisco School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctor in 2000. He has been with Hartog, Baer & Hand APC since July 2017.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 20%Tax: Consumer
  • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Tax Law


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

About David Little

First Admitted: 2000, California

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • East Bay Estate Planning Council, Past President

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Fellow, 2021
  • East Bay Trust and Estates Lawyers, Past President, 2020
  • East Bay Trust and Estate Lawyers, Past Vice President, 2019
  • East Bay Trust and Estate Lawyers, Past Treasurer
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Office Location for David Little

4 Orinda Way
Suite 200-D
Orinda, CA 94563

Phone: 925-253-1717

Fax: 925-253-0334

Last Updated: 4/8/2021

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