Janine Little is an associate in the Litigation Practice, where she represents clients in complex commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts, including contract, antitrust, product liability, and tort matters. Janine focuses her practice on reaching the best results for her clients in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner.

Janine has experience in various stages of litigation, including drafting complaints and counterclaims, managing e-discovery, propounding and responding to written discovery, resolving discovery disputes, interviewing and preparing witnesses for depositions, conducting legal research, and drafting dispositive motions. Janine has completed the NITA Deposition Skills Training Program.

Prior to joining the firm, Janine was a clerk in the legal department of a Fortune 500 company where she drafted non-disclosure, joint development, and manufacturing license agreements, conducted legal research related to carrier liability, and investigated improper trademark usage of third parties.

Janine has an active pro bono practice. She has successfully represented low-income individuals facing consumer debt lawsuits. She also assisted in drafting an amicus curiae brief filed with the US Supreme Court regarding Florida’s capital sentencing scheme.

While attending law school, Janine served as senior editor of the Case Western Reserve University Law Review. She was also a member of the Intellectual Property Venture Clinic, where she represented startup companies and entrepreneurs. She assisted clients with drafting fundamental charter documents, developing general intellectual property strategies and negotiating licensing agreements.

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  • AAA arbitration representing a distributor of aftermarket wheels in a breach of contract case brought by a third-party logistics provider concerning shipping and assessorial charges.
  • Represented an automobile manufacturer/distributor in a federal court case brought by a dealership arising from the sale of the plaintiff’s dealership group and the client’s national incentive program.
  • AAA arbitration representing a non-profit academic medical research institution against breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty claims asserted by party to a technology license agreement, resulting in a non-liability award in favor of the client following a full evidentiary hearing.
  • Represented a global manufacturing services company in a federal court case brought by its former client asserting improper engineering and manufacturing services. The case was resolved after a summary judgment opinion dismissing most claims and a subsequent opinion excluding the plaintiff’s expert witness.
  • AAA arbitration representing a municipal services provider against a breach of contract claim asserted by a former co-provider in Houston, Texas, resulting only in a nominal damages award against the client following a full evidentiary hearing.


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, magna cum laude, 2018
  • Miami University, B.A., 2015


  • Ohio, 2018


  • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of Illinois
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. of Ohio
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., W. Dist. of Wisconsin

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  • Co-author, “XAI and Legaltech: Explaining Artificial Intelligence and Its Ethical Use by Lawyers,” PLI Current: The Journal of PLI Press, Volume 4, No. 1, 2020.
  • Co-author, “Ethics in the Use of AI,” Law Librarianship in the Age of AI, American Library Association, 2019.
  • Co-author, “An Examination of the Federal Defense of Trade Secrets Act,” In-House Defense Quarterly, June 2017.

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