Douglas E. Little Law Office

Douglas E. Little Law Office

Established Bankruptcy Lawyer Serving Charlottesville, Virginia

Firm Overview

The current economy has raised concerns among consumers regarding personal debt, the wisdom of buying or selling real estate, and how to protect and preserve wealth. If you have questions, you want answers from a reliable source someone who has worked through similar business cycles and has gleaned the knowledge necessary to recover from and prosper during difficult times. Having practiced in Charlottesville since 1976, Douglas E. Little, Attorney at Law has built a reputation for professional service and positive results in matters related to:
-Real estate
-Wills, trusts and estates

Experience that builds confidence:
If you're at the point of considering bankruptcy, you're probably feeling regret and may doubt your own judgment about how to overcome your financial difficulties. You need the wise counsel of a knowledgeable attorney who can clarify your position, explain how the law operates and devise a legal strategy that fits your particular circumstances. Douglas E. Little has a 36 year track record of success in helping clients get out from under debilitating debt so they can move toward a better future.

A recognized leader:
You must go to a respected source when it is crucial you obtain good advice. Douglas E. Little has earned the accolades from the legal community for his work in the field. He was named a Virginia Superlawyer for 2011 and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2005. He has also lectured on consumer bankruptcy at the prestigious University of Virginia Law School. Douglas E. Little has the depth of knowledge you need to resolve your legal issues.

Main Office

Main Office
710 E. High Street
Charlottesville VA 22902-5124




Whether to file for bankruptcy is an important decision that can have significant implications on your life.

Yet when mounting debt begins to feel unmanageable, bankruptcy can provide relief. Douglas E. Little, Attorney at Law has 36 years of experience practicing bankruptcy law. He can help you decide whether to file for bankruptcy and help you take control of your debt.

Negotiator of debt relief options:
Bankruptcy is not your only option. As an experienced negotiator, Douglas E. Little often works with creditors to develop out-of-court solutions that avoid bankruptcy. He negotiates debts into smaller amounts and more manageable monthly payments.

An expert in debt analysis:
Douglas E. Little analyzes your case to determine if bankruptcy will advance your immediate and long-term financial goals. He reviews your debts, income and expenses, and explains the full effects of bankruptcy on your family, business, homeownership and access to credit. If bankruptcy is the right choice, he will give you detailed information about the bankruptcy process and a complete picture of the outcome you should expect. His upfront approach to bankruptcy will give you confidence in your financial future.

Reprieve through automatic stay:
The filing of a bankruptcy petition automatically triggers an automatic stay. As soon as you or your business files for bankruptcy, creditors must immediately stop collections efforts, including letters and phone calls. Douglas E. Little can correspond with your creditors from the moment you file for bankruptcy and act entirely on your behalf.

Your bankruptcy options:

Chapter 7 bankruptcy:
For individuals and families who pass the court's means test, Chapter 7 bankruptcy grants you relief from debts through the liquidation of your assets.

Chapter 11 bankruptcy:
For corporations, partnerships and sole proprietorships, Chapter 11 bankruptcy permits your business to continue operating while you pay creditors under a reorganization plan.

Chapter 13 bankruptcy:
An option for families facing foreclosure and for individuals whose incomes are higher, Chapter 13 bankruptcy permits you to pay debts in installments over a period of three to five years. You follow a court-ordered repayment plan and are allowed to keep your home (among other advantages).

Douglas E. Little

Douglas E. Little Law Office


Practice areas:
-Bankruptcy law
-Real estate law
-Trusts and estates

1975, Virginia

Law School:
University of Virginia, J.D.

-Virginia State Bar
-Bankruptcy Section, 1995 present
-Real Estate Section, 1995 present

-Virginia Superlawyer, 2011
-Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2005 2011
-Lecturer, Consumer Bankruptcy Seminar, University of Virginia Law School, 1998

Military Service:
Sgt., US Army Military Intelligence, 1969 1971


-Bowles vs U.S., 820 F.2d 647
-Reynolds vs U.S., 764 F.2d 1004


University of Virginia
Juris Doctorate,