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Seattle, WA

Brendan Little


Brendan Little is a partner at Bergman Draper Oslund Udo, where he fights for victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos injuries. He understands the toll a difficult medical diagnosis can take on a family and helps guide his clients through the legal process with patience and compassion.

Brendan has spent his entire career representing plaintiffs harmed by corporate wrongdoing. This work includes representing whistleblowers, who are essential to helping the government combat fraud and uncover corporate misconduct. Prior to joining BDOU, Brendan worked at a prominent New York City plaintiffs’ firm representing individuals who had been exposed to asbestos in talcum powder products and children harmed by lead in paint and contaminated water systems. Following law school, Brendan completed a two-year clerkship with U.S. District Judge Carol E. Jackson in the Eastern District of Missouri.

Brendan grew up on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington. He has lived in St. Louis and New York City before returning to the Pacific Northwest with his family in 2019.

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  • $30 Million jury verdict for an Oregon widow of a 67 year-old deceased mesothelioma victim against Ameron Corporation for four months of asbestos exposures at Ameron’s Bondstrand factory in Brea, California in the 1970s. (Multnomah County, OR, 2022)
  • $6.4 million in settlements for a 44 year-old mesothelioma victim exposed to asbestos from building materials containing vermiculite from Libby, Montana.
  • $5.1 million in settlements for a 71 year-old mesothelioma victim exposed to asbestos while working as a pipefitter at paper mills and other industrial facilities in Washington and Oregon.
  • U.S. vs. UTC Laboratories, resulting in $42.6 million settlement for taxpayers and a multi-million-dollar award to the lead whistleblower arising from a scheme to defraud Medicare for genetic testing services. Brendan represented the lead whistleblower.
  • U.S. v. Universal Health Services, resulting in a $117 million settlement for taxpayers and a multi-million-dollar award to the second-filed whistleblower, whom Brendan represented.
  • Paige, et al., v. New York City Housing Authority, No. 17-CV-7481, 2018 WL 3863451 (S.D. N.Y. 2018) (as a matter of first impression, applying the familial status anti-discrimination provisions of the Fair Housing Act to protect children in public housing from lead paint poisoning through a class action lawsuit)
  • Washington University School of Law (St. Louis), J.D., 2010, cum laude
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Law and Policy
  • University of Washington, B.S. Economics, 2006
  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Taxpayers Against Fraud
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2019 (New York), 2021 (Seattle)