Steven R. Little

Top rated real estate attorney in St. Paul, Minnesota

Steven R. Little

Practice Areas: Real estate, General litigation, Business & corporate; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 2000

Education: Hamline University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021 Selected to Rising Stars: 2006 - 2013


101 East Fifth St
US Bank Center, Suite 1500
St. Paul, MN 55101 Visit website


Attorney Steven R. Little is the founder and owner of Steven R. Little Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. A highly versatile and top-ranked attorney, Mr. Little has more than 20 years of legal experience, and he serves the interests of a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Twin Cities Metro and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Real Estate Litigation and Transactions

·       Construction Law Litigation

·       Business Law Litigation and Transactions

·       Landlord-Tenant, Evictions, Leases

·       Regulatory Compliance

·       Business Mergers and Acquisitions

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Little has successfully argued over 50 trials in state and federal courts involving complex civil litigation and contract disputes. In addition, he has handled numerous appeals, and he has earned a reputation as a tenacious and zealous trial attorney who always pursues the most favorable outcomes for his clients, no matter how complex their needs.

Along with maintaining a successful trial and appellate practice, Mr. Little routinely provides invaluable outside counsel to clients ranging from small-business owners and individuals to title agents and national underwriters and their insureds. His wealth of knowledge and experience has helped establish him as one of the leading attorneys in his region for his practice areas.

As evidence of his success, Mr. Little has earned consistent recognition from Minnesota Law & Politics magazine as being among the top 2.5% of attorneys in the state, and he has received numerous other top rankings from his peers. He graduated cum laude from University of Minnesota-Duluth in 1995, and he obtained his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Hamline University School of Law in 2000.

Mr. Little is an active member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, and he once served on the Legislative Committee of the Minnesota Land Title Association. Drawing upon his extensive legal knowledge, he has helped author several publications about topics such as mortgage foreclosure, mechanic's liens and other subjects.

Practice areas

Real estate: business, General litigation, Business/corporate, Construction litigation: business

Focus areas


  • 50% Real estate: business
  • 30% General litigation
  • 10% Business/corporate
  • 10% Construction litigation: business

First Admitted: 2000, Minnesota

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Minnesota Bar Association, 2000 to Present
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, 2022
  • Minnesota Land Title Association's Legislative Committee, Member, 2013
Educational Background:
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth, B.A., Honor: cum laude, 1995
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Cub Master for Cub Scout Pack 56 in South Minneapolis, 2010
  • Volunteer Attorney for Just Deeds, removing racially restrictive covenants from real estate titles in the City of Richfield., 2022
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Co-author and presenter of breakout session at the 2011 and 2012 Real Estate Institute and the 2012 Mortgage Foreclosure Conference, Co-Author, Title Problems Arising From Mortgage Foreclosures, Minnesota State Bar Association, Real Property Section, 2011
  • Co-author and presenter of Priorities Among Liens: Mechanic's Lien v. Mechanic's Lien; Mechanic's Lien v. Judgments and Other Liens., Co-Author and Presenter, Priorities Among Liens, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Construction, Construction, 2003
  • Published law review article exploring the insufficiency of current constraints on state action to regulate corporate subsidies., Author, Corporate Welfare Wars: The Insufficiency of Current Constraints on State Action and the Desirability of a Federal Legislative Response, Hamline Law Review, 1999
  • Recognized as a "Rising Star", Minnesota Law & Politics magazine multiple years in a row., 2020
  • Recognized as a "Super Lawyer", 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2021
Representative Clients:
  • The Regents of the University of Minnesota, 2020
  • Minnesota Sports Facility Authority, 2020
  • Edina Realty Title, 2020
  • Chicago Title, 2018
Industry Groups:
  • Minnesota Land Title Association

Office location for Steven R. Little

101 East Fifth St
US Bank Center, Suite 1500
St. Paul, MN 55101

Phone: 612-503-8736


7 Years Super Lawyers
8 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2006 - 2013

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