More than 20 years ago, Marc Little said “yes” to life although a gunshot wound to his right leg tried to prove otherwise. After the amputation of his right leg, he beat the odds and lived. Now through his work as a lawyer, author, entrepreneur and community builder, he teaches others how to say “yes” to life as well.


President of his own boutique law firm, which he founded in 1994 soon after passing the California Bar, Little specializes in music and sports-related transactions.


Little earned his Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California in 1987 and his Juris Doctorate from the Gould School of Law at USC in 1994.


Little has worked on various for-profit boards.  These boards include the Board of Trustees at the Savannah College of Art and Design of Savannah, Georgia; the Board of Directors of The Forum Enterprises, Inc., and the Governing Board of Centinela Hospital Medical Center, a Prime Healthcare Services hospital in Inglewood, California nationally ranked Top 100 Health Systems by Thomson Reuters in 2012.


Little has a heart for community service and has spent years building both the Los Angeles and Inglewood communities in the areas of education and civic engagement and has taken an active role in the local business and Pro-Life communities as follows:


Education:


Little values education and spends a lot of his time ensuring educational opportunities for all students.  A portion of his time is spent at Crown Preparatory Academy a public charter middle school in Los Angeles where he is a founding board member.


Crown Preparatory Academy prepares students in fifth through eighth grade to succeed in high school and college. Through a rigorous academic curriculum, well structured environment, and the school’s PRIDE values of Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, and Excellence, students demonstrate the knowledge, skills and character necessary for success in academics and

in life. Along with a college preparatory environment and achievement oriented school culture, the core PRIDE values will further provide the students the tools they need to achieve both academically and professionally.


Little is a life-learner himself and is currently pursuing a Masters of Theology at Fuller Seminary.


Civic Engagement:


Little continues to invest his time in the City of Los Angeles as a commissioner.  Most recently, he was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to chair the Los Angeles Housing Authority Commission.  Little removed his name from contentcontention and remains the president of the Commission on Community and Family Services focused on creating pathways out of poverty, into self-sufficiency, for children, youth and families living in poverty in the City of Los Angeles. The commission’s primary role is to adviceadvise the mayor and city council on the allocation of approximately $100 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the United States government.


Prior to his work on the Commission on Community and Family Services, Little served for many years as the vice president of the Commission on Children Youth and Their Families which focused on family retention, family reunification and child care in the City of Los Angeles.


Business Leader:


Little leads the Inglewood Partners for Progress which is a coalition of the largest businesses in Inglewood, California.  The public-private coalition includes the City of Inglewood, Centinela Medical Center, Hollywood Park Track, Hollywood Park Casino, The Marvin Group, The Forum and the Inglewood Park Cemetery.  Together, these entities work hand-in-hand to attract new business, new development, safety and quality of life for Inglewood residents.


Little also sits on the Executive Committee and Board of the Inglewood Chamber of Commerce which includes the Los Angeles World Airport and numerous small businesses that help to round out the heart of the vibrant city.


Most recently, Little led a team of professionals in the sale of the Fabulous Forum to Madison Square Garden.  The sale will bring a $100 million renovation investment to Inglewood, create over 500 part-time and full-time jobs and retain the Inglewood icon as an entertainment venue for another generation.


Pro-Life:


Little is passionate about empowering individuals to make informed pregnancy and sexual health choices.  To support this passion, Little is a board member of the Westside Pregnancy Clinic, a licensed medical clinic, which offers STD and HIV testing and treatment, parenting classes, counsel and support but does not refer out or perform abortions.  Little has learned that with support many men and women will choose to parent and avoid aborting their child.


In addition to his responsibilities to his clients as a lawyer, Little has the privilege of overseeing the business affairs of a large church congregation in Inglewood and its international community development corporation as chief operating officer and general counsel.



Author:


Little’s authorial debut was released in October 2012 titled “The Prodigal Republican: Faith and Politics” through WestBow Press.  The book focuses on returning to traditional family values and encourages the reader to vote based on biblical principles.  The book, while chronicling the black journey from Republican to Democrat, also focuses on rebuilding the family – from entitlement to prosperity - by focusing on core values.



Appearances and Features:


Little has appeared on ESPN & NFL Network, Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony (presenting his father, Floyd Little, for induction), KKLA Radio, The Frank Pastore Show (national), NBA.com with Shaun Powell, NPR, The Tavis Smiley Show (national), featured in the Los Angeles Times, Herald Examiner, Sacramento Bee, LA Focus, “Keeping the Faith,” by Tavis Smiley, the Los Angeles Daily Journal and the Los Angeles Business Journal.

 
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