Ryan S. Little


Ryan S. Little is a member of the firm’s professional responsibility and risk management group. Licensed in both California and Hawai’i, Mr. Little defends lawyers, judges, and other professionals in both states against allegations of ethical misconduct and malpractice. He also advises clients on various complex ethics matters, including CTAPP compliance, cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, and the use of large language models, including artificial intelligence (AI) tools like chatGPT, in the practice of law.  

Mr. Little frequently speaks and writes on various topics related to legal ethics and risk management. He also regularly presents CLEs and risk management seminars for clients, bar associations, and other organizations.  

Mr. Little offers his clients a unique perspective on legal ethics and risk management, as he previously worked for the Office of Disciplinary Counsel in Hawai’i, where he prosecuted lawyers accused of ethical misconduct. At ODC, Mr. Little was responsible for supervising investigations, making charging decisions, trying cases, and litigating appeals. He leverages this experience for his clients, offering them both the zealous advocacy of a defense attorney and the mind of a prosecutor.  

Mr. Little earned his law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. He obtained his undergraduate degree cum laude from Auburn University. 


  • University of Hawai’i at Manoa – William S. Richardson School of Law (J.D.)
  • Auburn University (B.A., cum laude)


San Diego
(619) 400-8000


Ryan S. Little


  • California
  • Hawai’i