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Elizabeth Little | Partner


Elizabeth Little is a partner at Werksman Jackson & Quinn LLP. She graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, an honor reserved for the top ten percent of graduates in each class. Ms. Little has more than eight years of experience representing clients in all aspects of criminal cases in both the state of California and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including conducting significant pretrial investigations, trials, and appeals. Her pretrial investigation and motion practice has been instrumental in obtaining dismissals in numerous high-profile criminal cases, such as the dismissal of charges against Kevin Spacey in Massachusetts in 2019. Ms. Little also has significant experience prosecuting and defending high-stakes civil harassment and domestic violence restraining order cases in civil court.

Prior to joining Werksman Jackson & Quinn LLP, Ms. Little worked as a law clerk in the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Public Defender's Office and as a judicial extern for the Honorable Philip S. Gutierrez of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Published Works:

Note, Miller v. Alabama: A Proposed Solution for a Court that Feels Strongly Both Ways, S. Cal. L. Rev. 2015

Representative Cases:

In re Wilson, 233 Cal.App.4th 544 (2015)


University of Southern California Law Center, Los Angeles, California | J.D. 2015, Order of the Coif

Tulane University | B.S.M. 2012, magna cum laude

Awards &

Honors and Awards

  • Southern California Law Review, Senior Submissions Editor, 2014-2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Bar Admissions
  • California, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 2016