Jeremy Littlefield

BACK

Jeremy’s practice includes both trial and appellate litigation and focuses on representing corporations and individuals in business disputes as plaintiff and defendant. Jeremy has handled a broad range of litigation, including business torts, professional liability, trust and estates litigation, technology and intellectual property-related torts, and real estate litigation. In addition to Georgia and federal courts, Jeremy also has substantial experience with alternative dispute resolution, including AAA, JAMS, and FINRA mediations and arbitrations.

Jeremy has litigated significant matters to conclusion, including trials and arbitrations, as follows:

  • Professional negligence claims involving attorneys, accountants, financial advisors, trustees and other fiduciaries
  • Trust and estates disputes between family members involving ownership and control of closely-held corporations and other trust assets
  • Financial fraud, including fraud arising out of the purchase and sale of assets, investments, and Ponzi schemes
  • Disputes among business partners for breaches of duties and misappropriation of partnership assets
  • Wrongful termination and other breaches of technology and professional services contracts
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets and claims under the Lanham Act
  • Disputes against banks and lenders based on notes and guarantees
  • Collections and fraudulent transfer actions.

In addition, Jeremy has handled and argued numerous appeals for clients the firm represented at the trial level, as well as clients who retain the firm to handle appeals exclusively, both at the 11th Circuit and the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Prior to joining the firm, Jeremy was an attorney at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, where she litigated a number of complex civil cases, including professional liability lawsuits, insurance and securities class actions, and other business matters.

Jeremy earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was on the Editorial Board of the Virginia Law Review. She received her B.A. from Harvard University. Upon graduating law school, Jeremy clerked for the Honorable Orinda D. Evans, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Jeremy has been named a “Georgia Rising Star” by Law & Politics and Atlanta magazine, a listing of the top 2.5% of up-and-coming attorneys in Georgia.

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2004
  • Editorial Board, Virginia Law Review
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Harvard University, 2001

Clerkship

  • The Honorable Orinda D. Evans, United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia

Bar Memberships

  • Georgia

Selected Cases and Representations

  • Successfully defended beneficiary against claims by bank trustee for breach of contract, conversion, fraud, and conspiracy, and then secured a significant settlement for the beneficiary (including attorneys’ fees).
  • After week-long jury trial, obtained judgment in favor of individual client for professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duty against plan administrator. The jury found damages for the entire amount requested.
  • On behalf of trust and beneficiary, prevailed at the Court of Appeals on professional negligence claims arising out of legal advice on fraudulent transfers of millions of dollars in assets. Kahn v. Britt, 330 Ga. App. 377, 377, 765 S.E.2d 446, 451 (2014), reconsideration denied (Dec. 15, 2014) (affirming denial of summary judgment on legal malpractice claims).
  • On behalf of real estate developer client, prevailed on motion to dismiss claims for fraud, RICO, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty brought by business partner for alleged misappropriation of partnership assets.
  • After week-long arbitration, obtained final award of over $1 million on behalf of technology client for breach of contract and attorneys’ fees, and successfully defended against all counterclaims.
  • Obtained seven-figure arbitration award in breach of contract dispute on behalf of leading telecommunications company against national mortgage lender alleging fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of warranties arising out of sale of contact center system.
  • Obtained multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of technology client in arbitration of claims for fraud and breach of contract arising out of stock purchase of software company.
  • Negotiated (with and without litigation) numerous settlements of personal guaranties and other obligations involving major lenders such as Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., SunTrust Bank, and John Hancock. Seee.g., Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et al. v. Berkman, Case No. 1:10-cv-2286, 2011 WL 709483 (N.D.Ga. Feb. 17, 2011) (dismissal of individual and corporate defendants in multi-million dollar breach of contract action by lender).
  • Secured winning decision in dispute involving multi-million dollar estate and personal property. Garner v. Redwine, 309 Ga. App. 158 (2011) (dispute relating to testamentary intent of grantor)
  • Represented professionals, fiduciaries, and other parties in a variety of disputes involving trust administration, as well as tort claims arising out of breach of professional and ethical obligations. Seee.g., Hays v. [National Law Firm], Case No. 1:06-cv-754-CAP, 2006 WL 4448809 (N.D.Ga. Sept. 14, 2006)
  • Successful representation on behalf of insureds and insurers involving bad faith claims and coverage disputes. Seee.g., Gaddis v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., Case No. 4:07-cv-173, 2008 WL 2302682 (M.D. Fla. May 29, 2008) (successful defense of insurance coverage dispute)
  • Successfully defended beneficiary against claims by bank trustee for breach of contract, conversion, fraud, and conspiracy, and then secured a significant settlement for the beneficiary (including attorneys’ fees).
  • After week-long jury trial, obtained judgment in favor of individual client for professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duty against plan administrator. The jury found damages for the entire amount requested.
  • Obtained multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of technology client in arbitration of claims for fraud and breach of contract arising out of stock purchase of software company.
  • On behalf of real estate developer client, prevailed on motion to dismiss claims for fraud, RICO, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty brought by business partner for alleged misappropriation of partnership assets.
  • After week-long arbitration, obtained final award of over $1 million on behalf of technology client for breach of contract and attorneys’ fees, and successfully defended against all counterclaims.
  • On behalf of trust and beneficiary, prevailed at the Court of Appeals on professional negligence claims arising out of legal advice on fraudulent transfers of millions of dollars in assets. Kahn v. Britt, 330 Ga. App. 377, 377, 765 S.E.2d 446, 451 (2014), reconsideration denied (Dec. 15, 2014) (affirming denial of summary judgment on legal malpractice claims).

Jeremy Littlefield

Attorney Bio
BACK

Jeremy’s practice includes both trial and appellate litigation and focuses on representing corporations and individuals in business disputes as plaintiff and defendant. Jeremy has handled a broad range of litigation, including business torts, professional liability, trust and estates litigation, technology and intellectual property-related torts, and real estate litigation. In addition to Georgia and federal courts, Jeremy also has substantial experience with alternative dispute resolution, including AAA, JAMS, and FINRA mediations and arbitrations.

Jeremy has litigated significant matters to conclusion, including trials and arbitrations, as follows:

  • Professional negligence claims involving attorneys, accountants, financial advisors, trustees and other fiduciaries
  • Trust and estates disputes between family members involving ownership and control of closely-held corporations and other trust assets
  • Financial fraud, including fraud arising out of the purchase and sale of assets, investments, and Ponzi schemes
  • Disputes among business partners for breaches of duties and misappropriation of partnership assets
  • Wrongful termination and other breaches of technology and professional services contracts
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets and claims under the Lanham Act
  • Disputes against banks and lenders based on notes and guarantees
  • Collections and fraudulent transfer actions.

In addition, Jeremy has handled and argued numerous appeals for clients the firm represented at the trial level, as well as clients who retain the firm to handle appeals exclusively, both at the 11th Circuit and the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Prior to joining the firm, Jeremy was an attorney at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, where she litigated a number of complex civil cases, including professional liability lawsuits, insurance and securities class actions, and other business matters.

Jeremy earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was on the Editorial Board of the Virginia Law Review. She received her B.A. from Harvard University. Upon graduating law school, Jeremy clerked for the Honorable Orinda D. Evans, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Jeremy has been named a “Georgia Rising Star” by Law & Politics and Atlanta magazine, a listing of the top 2.5% of up-and-coming attorneys in Georgia.

Education & Memberships

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2004
  • Editorial Board, Virginia Law Review
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Harvard University, 2001

Clerkship

  • The Honorable Orinda D. Evans, United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia

Bar Memberships

  • Georgia
Selected cases & representations

Selected Cases and Representations

  • Successfully defended beneficiary against claims by bank trustee for breach of contract, conversion, fraud, and conspiracy, and then secured a significant settlement for the beneficiary (including attorneys’ fees).
  • After week-long jury trial, obtained judgment in favor of individual client for professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duty against plan administrator. The jury found damages for the entire amount requested.
  • On behalf of trust and beneficiary, prevailed at the Court of Appeals on professional negligence claims arising out of legal advice on fraudulent transfers of millions of dollars in assets. Kahn v. Britt, 330 Ga. App. 377, 377, 765 S.E.2d 446, 451 (2014), reconsideration denied (Dec. 15, 2014) (affirming denial of summary judgment on legal malpractice claims).
  • On behalf of real estate developer client, prevailed on motion to dismiss claims for fraud, RICO, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty brought by business partner for alleged misappropriation of partnership assets.
  • After week-long arbitration, obtained final award of over $1 million on behalf of technology client for breach of contract and attorneys’ fees, and successfully defended against all counterclaims.
  • Obtained seven-figure arbitration award in breach of contract dispute on behalf of leading telecommunications company against national mortgage lender alleging fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of warranties arising out of sale of contact center system.
  • Obtained multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of technology client in arbitration of claims for fraud and breach of contract arising out of stock purchase of software company.
  • Negotiated (with and without litigation) numerous settlements of personal guaranties and other obligations involving major lenders such as Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., SunTrust Bank, and John Hancock. Seee.g., Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., et al. v. Berkman, Case No. 1:10-cv-2286, 2011 WL 709483 (N.D.Ga. Feb. 17, 2011) (dismissal of individual and corporate defendants in multi-million dollar breach of contract action by lender).
  • Secured winning decision in dispute involving multi-million dollar estate and personal property. Garner v. Redwine, 309 Ga. App. 158 (2011) (dispute relating to testamentary intent of grantor)
  • Represented professionals, fiduciaries, and other parties in a variety of disputes involving trust administration, as well as tort claims arising out of breach of professional and ethical obligations. Seee.g., Hays v. [National Law Firm], Case No. 1:06-cv-754-CAP, 2006 WL 4448809 (N.D.Ga. Sept. 14, 2006)
  • Successful representation on behalf of insureds and insurers involving bad faith claims and coverage disputes. Seee.g., Gaddis v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Co., Case No. 4:07-cv-173, 2008 WL 2302682 (M.D. Fla. May 29, 2008) (successful defense of insurance coverage dispute)
  • Successfully defended beneficiary against claims by bank trustee for breach of contract, conversion, fraud, and conspiracy, and then secured a significant settlement for the beneficiary (including attorneys’ fees).
  • After week-long jury trial, obtained judgment in favor of individual client for professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duty against plan administrator. The jury found damages for the entire amount requested.
  • Obtained multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of technology client in arbitration of claims for fraud and breach of contract arising out of stock purchase of software company.
  • On behalf of real estate developer client, prevailed on motion to dismiss claims for fraud, RICO, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty brought by business partner for alleged misappropriation of partnership assets.
  • After week-long arbitration, obtained final award of over $1 million on behalf of technology client for breach of contract and attorneys’ fees, and successfully defended against all counterclaims.
  • On behalf of trust and beneficiary, prevailed at the Court of Appeals on professional negligence claims arising out of legal advice on fraudulent transfers of millions of dollars in assets. Kahn v. Britt, 330 Ga. App. 377, 377, 765 S.E.2d 446, 451 (2014), reconsideration denied (Dec. 15, 2014) (affirming denial of summary judgment on legal malpractice claims).