Passionate. Personalized. Purpose-Driven.
Littlejohn Law is a Civil Rights and Criminal Defense law firm that handles cases throughout the state. With focused dedication, thorough preparation, and effective advocacy, we stand ready to help clients navigate challenging and stressful circumstances.
Micheal L. Littlejohn Jr.
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- Professional Affiliations & Awards
- Scholarly Publications
- Past Community Involvement
Born on the West Side of Charlotte, Micheal L. Littlejohn Jr. attended Ashley Park Elementary before relocating with his family to South Carolina. He graduated from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA, where he majored in political science. He later graduated from the Charlotte School of Law, attaining pro bono honors. During law school, Micheal received Dean’s List honors and was awarded the inaugural Julius L. Chambers Scholarship by the John S. Leary Association of Black Lawyers. He clerked for the iconic civil rights firm Ferguson Chambers & Sumter, as well as the Charlotte Hornets. As an attorney, Micheal has appeared in over 16 county courthouses, handling a range of legal matters and issues. His interest and passion for civil rights, employment law, and criminal law led him to open his own criminal defense practice.
- B.A., University of Mary Washington, 2012
- J.D., Charlotte School of Law, 2015
- North Carolina Bar, 2015
- Western District of North Carolina, 2015
John S. Leary Bar Association
Mecklenburg County Bar- Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Mecklenburg County Bar – Pipeline Subcommittee (Chair)
Mecklenburg County Bar- Young Lawyers Division
Mecklenburg County Bar – Criminal Justice Section
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
This award is peer nominated and selection is based
Rising Star in Criminal Defense
30 Under 30 Class of 2018
Legal Elite: Criminal Defense (2019)
Legal Elite: Young Guns (2019)
“Down Goes Laches! Down Goes Laches!” – Supreme Court Lands the Knockout Punch to the Use of Laches In Intellectual Property Suits. Charlotte Law Intellectual Property Journal, Executive Editor
- Lawyers for Literacy
- Career Day at Garinger High School
- Mecklenburg County Recreation Commission
- Faith Hope Love Mentoring Program
Felonies and Misdemeanors
Facing a criminal charge is a challenging and stressful situation. The range of possibilities you may face, whether a permanent record, fine, jail, or prison, can have serious consequences.
If you are the subject or target of an investigation, we can provide crucial assistance to you at this early stage. By interviewing witnesses, reviewing evidence, analyzing potential legal issues, or communicating with law enforcement, we can often secure a more favorable result. At a minimum, we can ensure that your rights are fully protected and a bad situation doesn’t get worse.
If you have applied for a job, school admission, or an apartment lease, any mark on your record may create a problem. Under certain circumstances, our firm can help you expunge, or erase a prior charge or conviction.
Law Enforcement Misconduct
If you feel your constitutional rights have been violated or if you are a victim of law enforcement misconduct, you should speak with an attorney, to ensure your rights are protected. Law enforcement misconduct can include wrongful arrests, unjustified searches, unlawful destruction of evidence, excessive force, or unlawful police shootings. The law firm also assists complainants with the Citizens Review Board (CRB) grievance process. The CRB reviews appeals by individuals who receive an unsatisfactory finding from CMPD’s internal affairs following a complaint filed against a sworn police officer. Complaints range from false arrest, excessive force, or other types of misconduct.
Our firm represents clients in workplace related matters including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, and other employment issues. We will diligently represent the rights of our clients in administrative proceedings through the litigation process. In addition, our firm provides counseling services to clients including review of employment agreements and severance packages.
Counties We Have Served
We care deeply about our clients, their cases, and their concerns. We will work tirelessly to seek the best possible outcome.
Every client has a story and unique set needs. We strive to understand those personal stories and needs in order to better serve our clients.
The justice system can be complex, punitive, and difficult to navigate. We seek to protect and counsel those who find themselves facing a difficult road or set of choices.