// Alex Little 

A lawyer and writer living in Nashville.


Alex concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal defense, government investigations, criminal and civil appeals and general litigation and dispute resolution. Immediately prior to joining Bone McAllester Norton PLLC, Alex served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, where he prosecuted cases involving national security, white collar crime, drugs and violent crime. As a former prosecutor, Alex draws on extensive trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts to aggressively represent clients facing investigations or defending against criminal charges.  Read more >> 




Our routine of dying, unmarked,
scattered, in pastures untrod
by creatures keen enough
to keep their distance,

Brings me a certain solace:
the fates of mice and martyrs
are bound by their finality,
talons striking a target. . . .

Faheem, 14, North Waziristan

The Brooklyn Quarterly, May 28, 2014

Here, in a case that involves allegations of conduct that could be described as tyrannical, the jury should have its say. And the defenders of the NSA, who argue that Snowden’s actions constituted the highest form of treason, should stand up in open court and make their case. Then, with all the facts before them, we should let the jury decide.

Edward Snowden can get a fair trial in the US. Here's how

The Guardian, January 23, 2014


Alex’s columns and poetry have appeared in national newspapers and literary magazines, including most recently The Guardian and The Brooklyn Quarterly.

  • How to Stop Kony — in 2012, Truman Doctrine
  • Harwell, Haslam should stand up for Muslim vets, The Tennessean
  • Nashville in fight to promote tolerance, The Tennessean






Alex is an Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University Law School, where he teaches a course on “The Law of Secrets and Lies.”



Alex regularly appears in the national media to provide commentary about legal news and current events.