J. Matthew Little

Partner

Raleigh Office

TEL (919) 873-0166

FAX (919) 873-1814

Matt’s practice is primarily focused on professional liability, including medical malpractice, complex products liability, trucking cases, industrial accidents and fire loss claims.

Matt attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a National Merit Scholar, received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and earned a Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University School of Law.

Matt is a member of the North Carolina Trucking Association, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Defense Research Institute, North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, and Wake County Bar Association. He is licensed to practice in all three Federal District Courts in North Carolina, as well as the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Matt is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Partnership Elementary Foundation.

Matt has tried a substantial number and variety of cases in the Civil Superior and District Courts of North Carolina.  He has tried a number of administrative law cases before the North Carolina Safety and Health Review Commission and the North Carolina Industrial Commission. He has also appeared in cases pending before various licensing boards, including the Physicians, Social Workers, Nursing, Dental, and General Contractor’s Boards, has handled cases in all of the United States District Courts in North Carolina, and has also defended a large number of complex federal multi-district cases pending in other Federal Circuits. In addition, Matt has an active appellate practice, having appeared in a substantial number of cases heard by the North Carolina Court of Appeals and North Carolina Supreme Court, as well as in the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Matt was selected by his peers to appear in the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions of Best Lawyers in America and was selected for membership in the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance in 2012. He has also earned the highest (AV-Rated) ranking awarded by Martindale-Hubbell.

Areas of Practice

Education

B.A., 1989, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (National Merit Scholar)

J.D., 1993, Wake Forest University School of Law (Student Trial Bar; Trial Bar Community Outreach Program, Founder)

Bar Admissions

North Carolina State Bar

  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance

The Best Lawyers in America, 2012- 2016

+ PROFILE

Matt’s practice is primarily focused on professional liability, including medical malpractice, complex products liability, trucking cases, industrial accidents and fire loss claims.

Matt attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a National Merit Scholar, received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and earned a Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University School of Law.

Matt is a member of the North Carolina Trucking Association, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Defense Research Institute, North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Bar Association, and Wake County Bar Association. He is licensed to practice in all three Federal District Courts in North Carolina, as well as the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Matt is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Partnership Elementary Foundation.

Matt has tried a substantial number and variety of cases in the Civil Superior and District Courts of North Carolina.  He has tried a number of administrative law cases before the North Carolina Safety and Health Review Commission and the North Carolina Industrial Commission. He has also appeared in cases pending before various licensing boards, including the Physicians, Social Workers, Nursing, Dental, and General Contractor’s Boards, has handled cases in all of the United States District Courts in North Carolina, and has also defended a large number of complex federal multi-district cases pending in other Federal Circuits. In addition, Matt has an active appellate practice, having appeared in a substantial number of cases heard by the North Carolina Court of Appeals and North Carolina Supreme Court, as well as in the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Matt was selected by his peers to appear in the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 editions of Best Lawyers in America and was selected for membership in the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance in 2012. He has also earned the highest (AV-Rated) ranking awarded by Martindale-Hubbell.

Areas of Practice

Education

B.A., 1989, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (National Merit Scholar)

J.D., 1993, Wake Forest University School of Law (Student Trial Bar; Trial Bar Community Outreach Program, Founder)

Bar Admissions

North Carolina State Bar

+ PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
+ RECOGNITION & AWARDS

The Best Lawyers in America, 2012- 2016