Courtroom. Compromise. Whatever the goal, Jonathan Little loves going to battle for his clients.
“The shortest answer is doing the thing.” — Ernest Hemingway
Jonathan excels at “doing the thing” to achieve his clients’ goals. As the beneficiary of courtroom experience early in his career, Jonathan has successfully briefed and argued motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, and, when appropriate, successfully settled and tried cases for his clients. Whether through research and writing, or arguing on his feet, Jonathan takes pride in zealous advocacy and loves “doing the thing” to find a solution for his clients’ litigation problems.
A significant portion of Jonathan’s practice is devoted to representing statewide, national, and international media and communications companies. In this area, Jonathan represents journalists, newspapers, broadcasters and media companies in matters ranging from defamation and invasion of privacy lawsuits to First Amendment, censorship, public records and government access claims. He also routinely defends companies in product liability, fire and personal injury litigation.
Making use of his background in economics and banking, Jonathan also represents clients in commercial and securities litigation. Not one to back down from a fight, Jonathan has secured appellate victories for his clients at the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, the Alabama Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.
A member of the firm’s Hiring Committee and chair of the Summer Associate Program, Jonathan participates in the committee’s efforts to bring only the best talent to Lightfoot. Outside of the office, Jonathan enjoys spending time at the lake with his wife, Katie, sons Jack, Sam, George and Shep, and extended family, fishing with bobbers and worms and jumping off the dock to see who can make the biggest splash. According to sources, Jonathan usually makes the biggest splash.