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David E. Little


David was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on January 29, 1967.  He moved to Austin with his family in 1968, and stayed there until he was activated in 1993 for the United States Marines Corps.  Since then, other than time serving in the USMC (1993 - 1996, 2005), he has lived in the Dripping Springs, Texas area.


He attended Pecan Springs Christian Church until he went to college, and served as a choir member, Junior deacon, and board member.  He went to LBJ High School, where he played in the band and baseball, and graduated with honors in 1985.  He went to the University of Texas at Austin, where he obtained a B.A. degree in 1989 (History, minored in Philosophy) and lettered two years for the UT Baseball Team as a manager.  He then went to the University of Texas School of Law, where he got his Juris Doctorate in 1992. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in November 1992.  After his stroke, he went to Logsdon Seminary and obtained his Master of Divinity in 2017, and his Doctor of Ministry in 2023.


David went to USMC Officer Candidates School in the summer of 1991, where he graduated and was given a commission on August 16, 1991.  He served, both active duty and reserve duty, in the USMC until May 2016. His most memorable times were serving as platoon commander and company commander at Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marines, and as a Deputy Regimental Judge Advocate with RCT-2 in Iraq.  His highest rank was Lieutenant Colonel.

He served for over four years (2018-2022) as a hospital chaplain, beginning at the VA Audie Murphy Medical Center down in San Antonio where he served as a resident chaplain, and then a chaplain (PRN) North Austin Medical Center and at Baylor Scott & White Medical Centers at Lakeway and Marble Falls.  

David has served 31 years as an attorney, serving in the USMC and several firms in the civilian sector.  He is now serving as an attorney in the Central Texas area at D.E. Little Law Firm, PLLC, where he is a general practitioner focusing on Estate Planning and Probate work.  


He married his beautiful wife Amy Elizabeth Parmeter on December 12, 1992. They have four children:  Sam (1/22/1998), Ashley (6/3/2000), Sarah (3/5/2003), and Jacob (2/17/2008).


The family attends Sunset Canyon Baptist Church, where he is a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, and member of the choir.  

Licensure and Ordainment:


2018 Ordained a Gospel Minister 

2015 Certificate of License to the Gospel Ministry

1992 State Bar of Texas Law License, Attorney and Counselor at Law



2023 DMin, Hardin-Simmons Univ., Logsdon Seminary

2017 M.Div., Hardin-Simmons Univ., Logsdon Seminary

1992 J.D. University of Texas School of Law.

1989 B.A. (History) University of Texas at Austin.


Military Schools and Education:


2009 Law of War Course (TJAGSA, Charlottesville, VA)

2007 USMC Command and Staff College

2005 BOLT Operation Law Course – pre-deployment for OIF 3

1996 Warfighting Skills Program (Correspondence)

1995 20th Operation Law Seminar (TJAGSA, Charlottesville,


1994 Operational Law Training Group Phase I (Camp

             Pendleton, CA)

1994 Law of War Course (LFTCPAC, Coronado, CA)

1994 Western Regional Trial Advocacy Workshop (Camp Pendleton, CA)

1993 Naval Justice School, Military Justice Lawyer’s Course (Newport RI)(Appointed Judge Advocate)(Class Standing 24/47)

1993 TBS – BOC 2-93 (Commanding General’s Honor Roll (Finished 24th out of class of 245)

1991 OCS, PLC Combined Course (Commanding Officer’s Honor List)


Military Awards and Commendations:


Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal – 19960604

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal - 20060213

Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal – 19990701

Iraq Campaign Medal - 20050914

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal – 20050225

Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation – 19980808

Sea Service Deployment Ribbon – 20050914

National Defense Service Medal – 19910815

National Defense Service Medal – 20050104

Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ “M” device – 20050104


Other Awards or Activities:


2006 – Present – Member, University of Texas Darrel K. Royal Memorial Stadium Veterans Committee


2009 – Present – Board of Directors, Austin Speech Labs, Inc. – A Non-profit in Austin, TX, committed to providing stroke/brain-injured patients therapy


2014 - Present - Founder, President, Board of Directors, A Link to Hope - A Non-profit organization in Central Texas providing Hope through physical progress, spiritual/counseling for stroke survivor and caregiver, and speech through referral

2020 - Present - Board of Directors/Trustees, Jesse C. Fletcher Seminary, San Antonio, Texas


Married (Amy), four children (Sam, Ashley, Sarah, Jacob); active in community events.


Letterman, University of Texas Baseball (1988-89, Student Manager), T-Association Member.


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