Our Legal Team

Managing Attorney, North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law, CPA, CFM, CMA, MAc.

Attorney Danica Little advises clients regarding Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Probate, Special Needs Planning, Elder Law, Guardianships, Partitions, Estate Disputes, Trust Administration, Trust and Fiduciary Disputes, Estate Tax, Income Tax, Gift Tax, Succession Planning And Business Law throughout North Carolina and South Carolina.

As a successful and highly accomplished attorney, Danica understands complex legal issues and how to solve them, but more importantly she will take the time listen to your needs and concerns so that you receive the optimal legal advice for you and your situation.

Danica Little is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law, a distinction held by less than 1% of North Carolina attorneys. Attorney Little is honored as a Top-Rated  Trusts and Estates Attorney licensed in North Carolina and South Carolina.  

Attorney Danica Little is an AV® Preeminent™ attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, AV® Preeminent™ attorney by the Judicial Edition, and AV® Preeminent™ attorney by Lawyers.com, all of which are the highest distinctions in the legal profession by her peers and the judiciary.  

Attorney Danica Little has been recognized by Fortune Magazine’s Top Women Leaders in Law and featured in Charlotte Magazine’s Top Attorneys numerous times and named as a Best Attorney of America. Attorney Little has received awards for outstanding client service and has received a 10 superb client satisfaction rating from Avvo from 2014 to 2022, which is the highest possible rating.  Attorney Danica Little received the honor of being named “40 Under 40” by Charlotte Business Journal and recognized by Business Leader Magazine as a “Women Extraordinaire.” Attorney Danica Little was featured in Charlotte Magazine Faces as the 2016 Charlotte Face of Estate Planning and Probate Law. Prior to that Danica Little was named a “Rising Star” by Thompson Reuters Super Lawyers. She has been featured in the following publications: The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, and the National Law Journal as a Top-Rated Trusts and Estates Attorney. Danica has also been recognized by Business Leader Magazine, Charlotte Business Journal, Southpark Magazine, and Ballantyne Magazine.

Attorney Little has published numerous articles and lectured frequently on Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Estate Litigation, Special Needs Planning, Guardianships, Elder Law, Tax Planning and Asset Protection, among others. Attorney Danica Little works closely with businesses and their owners to provide optimal solutions by applying her invaluable corporate law experience and legal skills to benefit clients. 

Danica Little graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Juris Doctorate (J.D.) Degree from Florida State University College of Law. In law school, Danica was inducted in The Order of the Coif which is an honorary scholastic society of law students, lawyers, law professors, and judges who have attained high distinction for their scholarly or professional accomplishments.  In addition to graduating law school in the top ten percent (10%) of her class, Danica received multiple book awards for obtaining the highest grades in her law class, and consistently made the Dean’s List for academic excellence. 

She also obtained her Masters of Accountancy (MAc.) Degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. Attorney Little is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and South Carolina, is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Financial Manager (CFM), and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

Accreditations

Larry Baudoin, DBA, CBM, Administrative Director

Larry has his Doctorate Degree in Business Administration preceded with his MBA degree and forensic accounting studies. He is a Certified Business Manager. He assists the firm with accounting, record keeping, trust accounting, and other administrative functions. His previous thirty-five-year career was in medical school administration whereby he retired as an Assistant Vice President of the University of South Florida Health Sciences Center in Tampa, Florida and as an Associate Dean for Administration and Financial Management at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Lee Williams, Paralegal and Notary

Lee has been a certified Paralegal since 2019 when she studied at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Biology from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina and she is a North Carolina native. She worked as a Paralegal in Richmond, Virginia prior to joining our law firm when she returned to North Carolina. Lee is an avid sports fan and pulls for the Carolina Panthers!

Nicholas Holt, Paralegal and Notary

Nick has been a certified Paralegal since 2006. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts from the University of North Carolina in Ashville, North Carolina and is an 8th generation North Carolinian. He worked as a Paralegal in Charlotte for over 15 years prior to joining our law firm. Nick enjoys time with his family and listening to and reading about music.

Sharmaine Huggins, Paralegal and Notary

Sharmaine completed her certified Paralegal program from the University of South Carolina at Columbia, South Carolina. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina and she is a South Carolina native. She worked in a law enforcement office position prior to joining our law firm. She enjoys spending time with her dad.

Anna Baudoin, MEd Special Needs Coordinator

Anna earned her Master’s Degree in Education with a certification in adult education while studying at the University of New Orleans. Her undergraduate studies included specializing in teaching children with special needs. She has over twenty years of classroom teaching experience. She enjoys many forms of arts and crafts which she likes to share with her students and friends. Anna assists with fulfilling projects required in the administration of selected services for trust clients with special needs.

Danica Little Law, PLLC is passionate about serving clients in the practice areas of Estate Planning, Trust Planning and Trust Administration, Estate Administration, Estate Disputes, Will Contests and Caveats, Trust Disputes and Settlements, Special Needs Planning, Guardianships, Tax Law, Business Law, Succession Planning, Asset Protection, and Business Owner Estate and Tax Planning.

Here are some of the Honors, Recognitions, & Accomplishments of founding Attorney Danica Little:

  • AV® Preeminent™ Attorney Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell 2022
  • AV® Preeminent™ Attorney – Judicial Edition 2022
  • AV® Preeminent™ Attorney 2022 Lawyers.com
  • North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law 2022
  • Certified Management Accountant (C.M.A.)
  • Certified Financial Manager (C.F.M.)
  • Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.)
  • Best Estate Planning Attorneys in Charlotte 2022 – By Expertise
  • Best Business Lawyers in Charlotte 2022 – By Expertise
  • America’s Most Honored Lawyers – Top 1% 2022
  • AVVO Suburb Attorney 2022
  • AV® Preeminent™ Attorney Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell 2021
  • AV® Preeminent™ Attorney – Judicial Edition 2021
  • AV® Preeminent™ Attorney 2021 Lawyers.com
  • North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law 2021
  • America’s Most Honored Lawyers – Top 1% 2021
  • Best Estate Planning Attorneys in Charlotte 2021 – By Expertise
  • AVVO Suburb Attorney 2021
  • AV® Preeminent™ Attorney Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell 2020
  • AV® Preeminent™ Attorney – Judicial Edition 2020
  • AV® Preeminent™ 2020 Lawyers.com
  • North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law 2020
  • America’s Most Honored Lawyers 2020 – Top 1%
  • Best Estate Planning Attorneys in Charlotte 2020 – By Expertise
  • AVVOSuburb Attorney 2020
  • AV® Preeminent™ Attorney Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell 2019
  • AV® Preeminent™ Attorney – Judicial Edition 2019
  • AV® Preeminent™ 2019 Lawyers.com
  • North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law 2019
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals 2019 – Top 1%
  • Best Estate Planning Attorneys in Charlotte 2019 – By Expertise
  • AVVO Suburb Attorney 2019
  • AV® Preeminent™ Attorney Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell 2018
  • AV® Preeminent™ Attorney – Judicial Edition 2018
  • AV® Preeminent™ 2018 Lawyers.com
  • North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law 2018
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals 2018 – Top 1%
  • Best Estate Planning Attorneys in Charlotte 2018 – By Expertise
  • AVVO Suburb Attorney 2018
  • AVVO Client Choice Award Business 2018
  • AVVO Client Choice Award Estate Planning 2018
  • AVVO Client Choice Award Probate 2018
  • AV® Preeminent™ Attorney Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell 2017
  • AV® Preeminent™ Attorney – Judicial Edition 2017
  • North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law 2017
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals 2017 – Top 1%
  • Best Estate Planning Attorneys in Charlotte 2017 – By Expertise
  • AVVO Suburb Attorney 2017
  • AVVO Client Choice Award Business 2017
  • AVVO Client Choice Award Estate Planning 2017
  • AVVO Client Choice Award Probate 2017
  • AV® Preeminent™ Attorney Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell 2016
  • North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law 2016
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals 2016 – Top 1%
  • Best Estate Planning Attorneys in Charlotte 2016 – By Expertise
  • Charlotte Face of Estate Planning and Probate Law 2016
  • AVVO Suburb Attorney 2016
  • AVVO Client Choice Award Business 2016
  • AVVO Client Choice Award Estate Planning 2016
  • AVVO Client Choice Award Probate 2016
  • AV® Preeminent™ Attorney Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell 2015
  • North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law 2015
  • “50 Women Leaders in Law” Fortune Magazine 2015
  • “Top Rated Trusts and Estates Lawyer” Featured in The American Lawyer 2015
  • Best Estate Planning Attorneys in Charlotte 2015 – By Expertise
  • AVVO Suburb Attorney 2015
  • AVVO Client Choice Award Business 2015
  • AVVO Client Choice Award Estate Planning 2015
  • AVVO Client Choice Award Probate 2015
  • Business Leader Magazine “Women Extraordinaire” 2015
  • Corporate Counsel featured as a 2015 “Top Rated Trusts and Estates Lawyer”
  • “Top Rated Trusts and Estates Lawyer” featured in the National Law Journal 2015
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals 2015 – Top 10%
  • Client Distinction Award 2015
  • AV® Preeminent™ Attorney Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell 2014
  • North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law 2014
  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star” Estate Planning & Probate Law 2014
  • Top Attorneys Charlotte Area’s Outstanding Young Lawyers 2014
  • AVVO Suburb Attorney 2014
  • AVVO Client Choice Award Business 2014
  • AVVO Client Choice Award Estate Planning 2014
  • AVVO Client Choice Award Probate 2014
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals 2014 – Top 10%
  • North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law 2013
  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star” Estate Planning & Probate Law 2013
  • Top Attorneys Charlotte Area’s Outstanding Young Lawyers 2013
  • Best Attorneys of America Business Law, Estate Planning, and Probate 2013
  • North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law 2012
  • Super Lawyers “Rising Star” Estate Planning & Probate Law 2012
  • Top Attorneys North Carolina’s Outstanding Young Lawyers 2012
  • North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law 2011
  • First-Tier Ranking in Trusts & Estates Law by U.S. News 2011
  • North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law 2010
  • First-Tier Ranking in Trusts & Estates Law by U.S. News 2010
  • Chair of the Tax Section of the Mecklenburg Bar Association 2010
  • North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate Law 2009
  • Charlotte Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” 2009
  • Business Leader Magazine Women Extraordinaire 2009
  • President of the Charlotte Women’s Bar 2009
  • Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2009
  • Vice President of the Charlotte Women’s Bar 2008
  • Treasurer of the Charlotte Women’s Bar 2007
  • Secretary of the Charlotte Women’s Bar 2006
  • Member of the Estates, Trusts, and Probate Section of the N.C. Bar Association
  • Member of the Tax Section of the N.C. Bar Association
  • Member of the Business Law Section of the N.C. Bar Association
  • Licensed to practice law in North Carolina and South Carolina
  • Juris Doctorate Degree Magna Cum Laude Florida State University College of Law
  • Order of the Coif (Top 10% of Graduating Law School Class)
  • Transnational Journal of Law, Article and Notes Editor of the Year
  • Buckley Book Award Torts (Academic Excellence Highest Course Grade)
  • Book Award for Sales and Leases (Academic Excellence Highest Course Grade)
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Internship for United States Federal Judge
Estate Planning, Tax Planning and Asset Protections Presentations
  • Co-Author: North Carolina Bar Association 2022 Estate Administration Manual
  • Co-Author: North Carolina Bar Association 2020 Estate Administration Manual
  • Co-Author: North Carolina Bar Association 2018 Estate Administration Manual
  • Co-Author: North Carolina Bar Association 2016 Estate Administration Manual
  • Estate Tax, Gift Tax, Income Tax Planning (2015)
  • Co-Author: North Carolina Bar Association 2014 Estate Administration Manual
  • “First Steps of Probate”, Charlotte, NC (August 2014)
  • “Educating the Personal Representative,” Charlotte, NC (August 2014)
  • “Estates, Heirs and Errors in an Era of Entitlement,” Charlotte, North Carolina (December 2013)
  • Co-Author: North Carolina Bar Association 2012 Estate Administration Manual
  • “Common Probate Problems and How to Solve Them,” Charlotte, North Carolina (December 2011)
  • “Ethics in Probate Practice,” Charlotte, North Carolina (December 2011)
  • “Responsible Management of Attorney’s Fees and Client Trust Accounts,” Charlotte, North Carolina (December 2011)
  • “Protecting Your Assets: How to Manage Risk in Your Business,” Charlotte, North Carolina (October 2011)
  • “NC Guardianship Proceedings,” Charlotte, North Carolina (October 2011)
  • “Basic Taxes,” Charlotte, North Carolina (September 2011)
  • “Avoiding Beneficiary Designation Traps: Advanced Tactics,” National Teleseminar (March 2011)
  • “Asset Protection,” Charlotte, North Carolina (March 2011)
  • “Closing the Estate,” Charlotte, North Carolina (February 2011)
  • “Ethics in Probate Practice,” Charlotte, North Carolina (February 2011)
  • “Summary of Tax Relief of 2010,” Charlotte, North Carolina (January 2011)
  • “Taxation Challenges When Each Dollar Counts,” Charlotte and Asheville, NC (December 2010)
  • “Trust Administration and Termination Tips for Borderline Estates,” Charlotte and Asheville, NC (December 2010)
  • Co-Author: North Carolina Bar Association 2010 Estate Administration Manual
  • “Estate and Tax Planning for 2010 and Beyond,” Charlotte, North Carolina (September 2010)
  • “Estate Planning for Business Owners,” Hood Hargett Breakfast Club (March 2010)
  • “Creating and Preserving Business and Personal Wealth,” Regions Bank (October 2009)
  • “Business Owner Estate Planning Before 2010,” Greater Charlotte Biz (September 2009)
  • “Estate Planning Update,” Financial Planning Association (September 2009)
  • “Now is the Time for Tax-Efficient Wealth Transfers,” Greater Charlotte Biz (August 2009)
  • “An Integrated Estate and Succession Plan is Critical for Business Owners,” (August 2009)
  • “Probate and the Business Owner,” Greater Charlotte Biz (July 2009)
  • “Estate Planning for Business Owners,” Vistage International, Inc. (February 2009)
  • “Estate Planning Traps,” Prudential Workshop (July 2008)
  • “Asset Protection for Business Owners,” National Association of the Remodeling Industry (April 2008)
  • “Estate Planning in Uncertain Times,” Financial Planning Association (September 2007)
  • “Key Issues in Estate Planning,” Hinrichs Flanagan Financial (April 2007)