Brendan Little

Top rated Class Action & Mass Torts attorney in Seattle, Washington

Bergman Oslund Udo Little PLLC
Brendan Little
Bergman Oslund Udo Little PLLC

Practice Areas: Class Action & Mass Torts, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation; view more

Licensed in Washington since: 2011

Education: Washington University in St. Louis School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2019, 2021
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Bergman Oslund Udo Little PLLC

520 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101 Visit website


Brendan Little is a partner at Bergman Oslund Udo Little, PLLC, where he represents victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos injuries from their office in Seattle, Washington. He has substantial experience representing individuals harmed by asbestos in cosmetic talcum powders, as well as children poisoned by lead exposure in New York public housing and from the Flint Water Crisis. He also represents whistleblowers under the False Claims Act, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission and the Internal Revenue Service programs.

On behalf of plaintiffs suffering from mesothelioma, Mr. Little has assisted his clients in recovering tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. In 2022 alone, he was a member of multiple trial teams, obtaining verdicts of $30 million and $5.75 million on behalf of mesothelioma victims. The $30 million damages verdict obtained in Portland, Oregon, in May 2022 was the largest asbestos verdict ever obtained in the state till then.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Little completed a federal clerkship with the Honorable Judge Carol E. Jackson, at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and his Juris Doctor degree from the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law in 2010.

On behalf of whistleblowers, Mr. Little has acted as a lead counsel in multiple successful recoveries under the False Claims Act. In 2019, he represented the lead whistleblower in U.S. vs. UTC Laboratories, et al., which resulted in a recovery of $42.6 million for the U.S. taxpayers and a multi-million dollar award to the whistleblower. In 2020, he represented a whistleblower in the $117 million settlement paid by Universal Health Services, Inc. stemming from an investigation into improper Medicare and Medicaid claims.

Practice areas

Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Asbestos, Assault, Brain Injury, Class Actions, Construction Accident, Dram Shop Laws, Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Defects, Personal Injury - Defense, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Pharmaceutical, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Toxic Mold, Toxic Torts, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 40% Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 40% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2011, Washington

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Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • $30 Million jury verdict for an Oregon widow of a 67 year-old deceased mesothelioma victim against Ameron Corporation for four months of asbestos exposures at Ameron’s Bondstrand factory in Brea, California in the 1970s. (Multnomah County, OR, 2022)
  • Paige, et al., v. New York City Housing Authority, No. 17-CV-7481, 2018 WL 3863451 (S.D. N.Y. 2018)
  • $6.4 million in settlements for a 44 year-old mesothelioma victim exposed to asbestos from building materials containing vermiculite from Libby, Montana.
  • U.S. v. Universal Health Services, resulting in a $117 million settlement for taxpayers and a multi-million-dollar award to the second-filed whistleblower, whom Brendan represented.
  • U.S. vs. UTC Laboratories, resulting in $42.6 million settlement for taxpayers and a multi-million-dollar award to the lead whistleblower arising from a scheme to defraud Medicare for genetic testing services. Brendan represented the lead whistleblower.
  • $11 Million dollars in Settlements to a 74 year old union Boilermaker with mesothelioma exposed to asbestos at various paper mills, including Weyerhaeuser, Longview, Simpson Tacoma, Georgia Pacific Bellingham, Crown Zellerbach, and Potlatch. They also worked at shipyards such as Todd and Lockheed, oil refineries such as Shell, Texaco Anacortes, ARCO, and power plants like Hanford and Centralia Steam, all located in the Pacific Northwest.
  • $5.1 million in settlements for a 71 year-old mesothelioma victim exposed to asbestos while working as a pipefitter at paper mills and other industrial facilities in Washington and Oregon.
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2019 (New York), 2021 (Seattle)
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Associate Editor for the Washington University Journal of Law and Policy
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Oregon
  • Taxpayers Against Fraud
  • American Association for Justice
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington
  • New York
  • New Jersey
Educational Background:
  • University of Washington, Bachelor of Science in Economics, 2006

Office location for Brendan Little

520 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-558-9840


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019, 2021

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