Ryan S. Little

Ryan S. Little defends professional clients, including lawyers and accountants, against allegations of malpractice, ethical misconduct, and breaches of professional responsibility. Prior to joining Klinedinst, Mr. Little spent nearly five years with the Hawai’i Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC Hawai’i), where he prosecuted attorneys accused of engaging in ethical misconduct and gave informal legal ethics guidance via ODC’s ethics hotline. 

An experienced speaker, Mr. Little has presented numerous CLEs on various topics, including best practices for solo practitioners and small firms; cybersecurity; and the ethics of accepting cryptocurrency as payment for legal services.

Mr. Little earned his law degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. While in law school, he served as an advocate on the Richardson Trial Team, competing in trial advocacy competitions across the country. In 2022, he was named as a Fellow to the Hawai’i State Bar Association’s 14th Annual Leadership Institute. He attended Auburn University for his undergraduate degree, graduating cum laude with a B.A. in Sociology.


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


  • Hawai’i
  • Not Admitted in California or Any Other States