Skip to content

John S. Little

Attorney John S. Little established Clayton-Little in July of 2013.  John began his law practice in August of 1991.  He received his Bachelors Degree from Lambuth University in 1987 and his Doctor of Jurisprudence with honors from the University of Tennessee College of Law where he was an editor for the Tennessee Law Review.  He practices primarily in the areas of Automobile, Insurance Defense, Insurance Coverage, Professional Liability, Products Liability, Propane Gas Defense,  and Fire/Arson litigation. He also serves as a civil mediator.  

John has extensive jury and non-jury trial experience as lead counsel throughout West Tennessee and he also handles cases in Middle Tennessee.  Additionally, John has broad appellate experience.  He has argued multiple appeals to the Tennessee Court of Appeals and has also argued appeals to the Tennessee Supreme Court and the Federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

John has been engaged in the private practice of law in Jackson, Tennessee since 1991.  He enjoys creating case specific solutions to his clients’ litigation needs and he always keeps his clients’ best interests at heart.  His trial experience precipitated his interest in helping others resolve their disputes and he serves as Certified Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 listed mediator.


Bachelors Degree – Lambuth University

Post Graduate Diploma – University of Warwick

Doctor of Jurisprudence with honors – University of Tennessee College of Law


Member of the Tennessee Bar Association

Member and former president of the Jackson Madison County Bar Association

Master of the Inns of Court, Howell Edmunds Jackson Chapter

Admitted to Practice Law in all courts of the State of Tennessee, the U.S. Federal District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, the U.S. Federal District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit Court.

Publications: Recent Developments in the Tennessee Law of Uninsured Motorist Insurance, 58 Tenn. L. Rev. 413 (Tenn. 1991)

Community Involvement:

Arise 2 Read Tutor

Regional Interfaith Association Volunteer

Former Board Member West Tennessee Cerebral Palsy Center