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Christopher N. Little

Christopher N. Little

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  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence
  • Colorado
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Biography

A client-focused attorney, Mr. Little is a passionate advocate who offers quality legal services and ensures that his clients’ best interests are upheld, no matter what. He doesn’t shy away from tough cases; he is a very thorough attorney who keeps his clients informed of each step in the process and spends the time to get to know them.

Graduating from the Colorado Mesa University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 2013, Mr. Little earned his law degree from Drake University Law School in 2016, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University in 2023. After law school, he worked as an adjunct professor at Drake University for two years, after which he was a senior policy and communications officer at the Iowa Department of Transportation, where he advised on administrative law, federal and state legislation, and policymaking.

Mr. Little passed the bar and was admitted to practice in Colorado in 2019 and before the United States District Court for the District of Colorado in 2021. Recognized by the legal community for his professionalism, vast knowledge and ethical standards, he has received accolades from many well-known organizations. He is AV Preeminent peer-review rated, the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell, and also received the organization’s Platinum Client Champion award.

In addition, Mr. Little has been listed on the Top 40 Under 40 list by the American Institute of Trial Lawyers, holds a “Superb” rating on Avvo and has received positive peer endorsements. Moreover, he has been recognized for professional involvement and community leadership by the Lawyers Legion.

Outside his practice, Mr. Little maintains active memberships in professional legal organizations such as the American Bar Association, the Arapahoe County Bar Association, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

Education
Pepperdine University
MBA (2023) | Business Administration
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Drake University Law School
J.D. (2016) | Law
Dean’s List (3 Terms); CALI Excellence for the Future Award (2 Consecutive Years); Drake Business Law Society, President; Student Ambassador
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Colorado Mesa University
B.B.A. (2013) | Business Administration
President’s List; Presidential Scholar; Dean’s List (3 terms); Peer Mentor/Academic Tutor; Department of Housing; Conduct Board Chairperson
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Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
CNL Law Firm, PLLC
- Current
Policy and Communications Officer
Iowa Department of Transportation
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Adjunct Professor
Drake University
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Senior Law Clerk
Masterson, Bottenberg & Eichorn, LLP
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Summer Associate
Milligan, Rona, Duran & King, LLC
Publications
Articles & Publications
7 Things You Must Consider Before Asking For a Divorce
The legal blog of CNL Law Firm, PLLC
Speaking Engagements
Protection Orders/Res Motions, Colorado Bar Association
Domestic Relations Bench & Bar, Colorado Bar Association
Parenting Time & Decision Making, Colorado Bar Association
Child Hearsay: Family Law, Colorado Bar Association
Ethics 7.0, Colorado Bar Association
Professional Communications, Drake University Professional Communications Conference
Awards
Peer Reviewed 4.9/5.0
Martindale - Hubbell
Recognized for Community Leadership
Lawyer Legion
2020
Client Champion - PLATINUM
Martindale - Hubbell
2022
Rising Star
Super Lawyer
2022
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion
2020
Top 40 Under 40
American Institute of Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
State Bar of Colorado  # 53770
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Family Law Section
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Arapahoe County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Member
- Current
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Denver Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Aurora Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Vice President 2021 - 2022
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Colorado Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Family Law Section
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado
Colorado Supreme Court
ID Number: 53770
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United States District Court, District of Colorado
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free Consultations, as long as it takes!
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All credit cards accepted
Practice Areas
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Divorce
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Is inheritance money considered marital property if my wife transfers a portion of it each month into joint checking?
A: Good Afternoon,

You ask an excellent question and one that many a family law attorney has likely spent time arguing in Court. The best answer to your question is that this is likely a helpful fact circumstance for you. One way to think of the doctrine of transmutation or commingling is the "duck" analogy. The more it looks and feels like marital property (duck), the more likely it is going to be considered marital property. This is an incredibly fact-intensive analysis and very often requires the skill of an attorney to properly present to the Court and best advance your legal arguments. I sincerely wish you only the absolute best.

Chris
Q. My ex listed the wrong name of our child and the judge invoked jurisdiction based on the residence of child listed.
A: Good Afternoon,

From the substance of your question, it looks like you are involved in a legal proceeding concerning your child. Issues related to jurisdiction concerning children are often nuanced. I suggest that you consult with an attorney in the state where the case is at now in order to fully assess your options. I sincerely wish you and yours only the absolute best.

Chris
Q. my ex-wife claimed all the children as dependents on her tax return.
A: Good Morning,

I am very sorry to hear of your circumstances and know that it can be an incredibly difficult and frustrating experience when an ex-spouse does not follow Court Orders. It sounds like you have several issues going on, including: tax, parenting time, insurance, etc.

Your best bet, if you desire further options, is to consult with a qualified family law attorney near you to review the Court's Order(s), discuss what has happened since, and talk about your option(s) moving forward. Again, I am very sorry to hear you are going through a difficult time and sincerely wish you and your children only the absolute best that life has to offer.
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Website
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Blog
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Contact & Map
CNL Law Firm, PLLC
Centennial (Main) Office
6855 S. Havana Street
Suite 570
Centennial, CO 80112
Telephone: (720) 370-2171
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
CNL Law Firm, PLLC
Highlands Ranch Office
1745 Shea Center Dr., 4th Floor, Suite 434
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Telephone: (720) 370-2171
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
CNL Law Firm, PLLC
North Aurora Office
15200 E Girard Ave., Suite 4400
Aurora, CO 80014
Telephone: (720) 370-2171
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed