Kristine O. Little is a Washington, D.C.-based transportation attorney who focuses her practice on a broad range of international and domestic, transactional, litigation and regulatory compliance matters in the areas of maritime, rail and trucking. Ms. Little represents clients on regulatory and commercial issues pertaining to international trade and transportation.

Ms. Little's experience includes:

  • drafting, negotiating and providing guidance regarding shipper, carrier and broker transportation and logistics agreements, and commercial contracts
  • providing guidance on federal transportation regulations and statutes with the Surface Transportation Board (STB), Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
  • commercial negotiations and dispute resolution involving transportation-related agreements, including those related to demurrage and detention
  • representing clients in federal, arbitration and agency proceedings, primarily involving transportation issues

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Little worked as a transportation attorney for a Washington, D.C.-based firm.

During law school, Ms. Little was an articles editor for the American University Business Law Review, a student attorney for the Washington College of Law's Disability Rights Law Clinic and served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Gary Bair of the Montgomery County Circuit Court.


  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D.
  • University of South Florida, B.S., International Studies and Government Affairs
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • Association of Transportation Law Professionals, Board of Directors, Vice President
  • American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS); Commercial Transportation and Litigation General Committee; Membership Vice Chair, 2022-Present
  • The District of Columbia Bar
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Washington, D.C. Transportation Law Ones to Watch, 2021, 2024
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Lawyers for Business guide, Associates to Watch, Transportation: Rail (for Shippers), 2023
  • Rising Star, Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers magazine, Transportation/Maritime, 2019-2023


Speaking Engagements