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Little V. West

Of Counsel

110 North Guadalupe, Suite 1, Santa Fe, NM 87501

Little V. West counsels new and established businesses on development and implementation of best practices to comply with labor and employment laws and regulations.

When issues evolve into disputes before administrative agencies or courts, Little effectively guides clients through dispute resolution or litigation, and represents clients as a government affairs advocate, helping clients to achieve their goals from a policy perspective.

Little has experience representing health care providers, particularly with matters involving allegations of drug use, testing, retaliation, mental capacity, and fraud. He also has experience engaging elected and appointed leaders in the executive and legislative arenas in New Mexico representing the energy, financial, telecommunications, and film industries.

Little also represents clients as a government affairs advocate, helping clients to achieve their goals from a policy perspective.

Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Little was an associate at a Santa Fe based law firm. Before beginning to practice, he clerked for the Hon. Terrence L. O’Brien of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the Hon. Bruce D. Black of the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico.


HR Counseling, Compliance, and Risk Management
Health Law Counseling, Compliance, and Risk Management
Non-Competes, Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition
Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation
Employment Litigation and Class Actions
  • Administrative proceedings (EEOC and state civil rights commissions)
  • Appeals from administrative agency and court decisions
Commercial Litigation
  • Construction and Design Litigation
  • Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
Government Affairs

Client Results

Commercial Litigation
  • Represented state agencies and officials in litigation matters.

  • Represented health care providers and related organization in litigation matters.

HR Counseling, Compliance, and Risk Management
  • Advised rural electrical operatives on general counseling about employment best practices and general regulatory compliance.

  • Train human resource professionals on federal and state discrimination laws and Obligations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

  • Represented higher education entities as general counsel.




Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions

Court Admissions


  • The National Black Lawyers Top 100

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New Mexico Bar Association, Member
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. New Mexico State Commission, Commissioner
  • Santa Fe Amateur Radio Emergency Service, Member
  • SCORE Volunteer
  • North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, Commissioner, 2000-2006
  • Santa Fe Interfaith Homeless Shelter, Board Member and Team Leader, 2009-2011
  • Breast Cancer Resource Center, Board Member, 2009-2014
  • Boy Scouts of America, Assistant Scoutmaster, 2015


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