Syed Ali Saeed
Syed Ali Saeed is an Indiana University School of Law Graduate with a background in Mechanical Engineering. Ali is a practicing attorney and founding partner at Saeed & Little, LLP. He focuses on complex litigation including class actions and mass torts. Additionally, Ali also serves as general counsel for several non-for profit organizations.
Ali has been involved in numerous high impact class action litigations against corporations, banks, debt collectors, insurance companies and state governments on behalf of various victimized groups including employees, consumers, parents of kids with developmental disorders, prisoner and insured patients. As a consumer advocate, Ali has been part of some of the largest class action lawsuit in the country involving consumer protection statutes. Ali is heavily involved with the National Association of Consumer Advocates (“NACA”), the largest consumer advocacy group in United States, where he serves as the chair for NACA’s membership committee. Ali is routinely asked to present on topics related to consumer protection laws and class actions by local and national organizations.
Ali is deeply engaged in the local Indiana Community and frequently volunteers his professional and personal time for various causes. He is currently the President of a local Advocacy Network. For the past 10 years, Ali has been actively involved with Seeds of Learning, a non-for Profit Corporation aimed at promoting education in third world countries. He recently finished his term as the Vice President of Seeds of Learning and now continues to serve as a board member. Ali also currently serves on the board of MAI. Ali has been affiliated with the MAI for over 10 years in various capacities including a two year stint as a Director of Legal Services where he headed a domestic violence and immigration focused legal services program. Ali also currently serves as a board member for a local social justice non-for profit, Heartland Pro-bono Project and another immigrant’s rights focused non-for profit, the New Citizens Project. In 2016, Ali was a recipient of the Access to Justice Award for his efforts and contributions in the non-for profit world and promoting social justice.
Southern District of Indiana
Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis
IU McKinney School of Law
Too often lawyers use the phrases, “trial lawyer” or “litigator” to describe themselves, despite the fact that they rarely if ever actually try a case; that is not the case with Jonathan Little. Jon has been practicing law since 2007, when he began working as a law clerk in the County Attorney’s Office in Flagstaff, Arizona. Jon began his personal law practice focusing on criminal defense in 2007 as well. Since 2007 Jon has tried numerous jury trial for offenses ranging from cock fighting to murder, as well as civil juries in jurisdictions from coast to coast.
In 2008 Jon left the County Attorney’s office and moved to Indianapolis to pursue cases for athletes that had been molested by coaches in various United States Olympic Committee regulated sports. Jon’s work on behalf of sexual abuse victims has been featured in various media outlets from 20/20 to the New York Times. In 2010 due directly to Jon’s advocacy they United States Olympic Committee founded its first “Safe Sport Program”.
Today Jon’s practice is still focused on litigation that will lead to trial. Jon believes that publicizing corporate and governmental abuse is one of the few remedies regular citizens have in today’s society.
Jon was a varsity runner at Rutgers and Indiana University and competed professional in track and field for Brooks through 2010. Jon competed in the 2008 United States Olympic Trials in the marathon; Jon was also the President of the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon from 2012-2015.
University of Missouri – Kansas City
Attorney, Barrister and Solicitor
David routinely represents individuals and communities in disputes with insurance carriers stemming from the carriers’ claims handling tactics. Carriers are often incentivized to obtain the lowest possible settlement value for a claim, or to refuse a claim altogether. To achieve this goal, carriers sometimes resort to practices designed to frustrate claimants, prolong the claims process, and drain claimants’ resources, forcing them into unfair settlements. David is committed to acting on behalf of claimants facing these unfair practices.
Prior to becoming an attorney, David worked as a skilled laborer and contractor. His years of experience as a contractor specializing in storm-related insurance claims have provided him with a deep understanding of the claims process and the methods used by insurance carriers to deny, delay, and defend paying honest claims.
David received his U.S. and Canadian law degrees in 2012 and joined Saeed & Little LLP in 2013. In addition to his work on behalf of claimants in disputes with insurance carriers, he assists clients in matters involving construction law, first party insurance litigation, contract disputes, personal injury matters, and wrongful death suits.
A lifelong Hoosier, David was raised in Hendricks County and still has strong ties to the area. He grew up in a farming community and credits the years he spent on the farm for his work ethic and commitment to his clients.
Western District of Michigan
Southern and Northern District of Indiana
Southern District of Indiana Bankruptcy
District of Colorado
Northern, Central, and Southern District of California
7th and 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Ball State University
University of Windsor Law
University of Detroit Mercy Law
Annie has always had a passion for helping people. While in college, she studied abroad in Chile and Ecuador and focused on equal rights for women. After she returned, she interned with a non-profit that helped refugees assimilate in Indianapolis. In law school, she received a scholarship to work with the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago to aid refugees and asylum seekers obtain citizenship.
Prior to joining Saeed and Little, Annie was a public defender in Marion County for six and a half years. She has experience litigating all kinds of criminal matters, from misdemeanor cases like operating a vehicle while intoxicated to the highest level of felonies up to and including murder. She has tried numerous jury and bench trials in various courts and defended all other sorts of criminal matters in and out of the courtroom. Annie now focuses her practice in the areas of criminal defense, civil rights work, and plaintiff focused litigation.
A native Hoosier, Annie is a graduate of DePauw University, summa cum laude, and IU McKinney School of Law. Se habla español.
Southern District of Indiana
District of Colorado
Daniel J. Canon is a is a civil rights lawyer, teacher, writer, and activist based primarily in Indiana and Kentucky. Dan is consistently voted one of the region’s top lawyers in the area of individual/constitutional rights. He has argued before the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Kentucky Court of Appeals, and the Kentucky Supreme Court, and he is counsel of record on several published cases from those courts.
Dan is best known as lead counsel for the Kentucky plaintiffs in the landmark Supreme Court case of Obergefell v. Hodges, counsel for the plaintiffs in the pioneering Kentucky and Indiana marriage equality cases of Bourke v. Beshear, Love v. Beshear, and Love v. Pence, counsel for Miller v. Davis, the highly publicized case in which plaintiffs were refused marriage licenses in Rowan County, Kentucky, and counsel for the protesters in Nwanguma v. Trump. He is also counsel in a number of high-profile civil and constitutional rights cases involving wrongful convictions, inmates’ rights, abuse and overreach by law enforcement, and academic freedom.
Dan is also an professor of civil rights law, civil procedure, and legal writing at the University of Louisville’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. He has also served as an adjunct professor of criminal justice for IvyTech in Indiana. He has been quoted and profiled extensively in Time, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Nightline, The New York Times, Vice, the Indianapolis Star and many other national and international news sources. Dan has lived most of his life in the New Albany, Indiana area. He is also a semi-professional musician (member of AFM Local 11-637) and produces a documentary series about activism in the Midwest. www.patreon.com/dancanon.
Southern District of Indiana
Eastern District of Kentucky
Western District of Kentucky
Sixth Circuit of Appeals
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court
University of Louisville
University of Louisville – Brandeis School of Law
Derrick Morgan Jr.
Prior to joining Saeed and Little as an associate, Derrick Morgan Jr. was a law clerk at the firm. Derrick received his J.D. from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. While in law school, he was the president of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society and member of the Black Law Student Association. Derrick gained legal experience while interning at many sports organizations in Indianapolis; the NCAA, USA Track & Field, The Indiana Sports Corporation and the Horizon League. Derrick also served on the executive committee for the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Sports and Entertainment Law Section.
Derrick has a long history in athletics, he was an All-American track and field athlete at Indiana University Bloomington and has shifted his passion as an elite athlete to advocacy for athletes and marginalized groups.
Derrick serves on the Law and Legislation Committee for USA Track & Field’s Athlete Advisory Committee advocating on behalf of USATF athletes.
Southern District of Indiana
District of Colorado
Northern District of Illinois
IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Jessica has been practicing law since 2009 and is admitted in Ontario, Illinois, Indiana, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Jessica was the original source to the Indianapolis Star series on USA Gymnastics that exposed pedophile coaches and officials in USA Gymnastics including Larry Nassar. Jessica has written and/or argued cases for the 7th and 9th Circuits Court of Appeals as well as the Indiana Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. Jessica’s practice is focused on Civil Rights work and representing young athletes who have been molested by coaches controlled by the United States Olympic Committee. Jessica is often called upon by law firms around the United States and Canada to brief complex legal issues and has written and argued cases in the state and Federal Courts of Michigan, Indiana, Arizona, California, among others.
Jessica earned her BA from the University of Indianapolis in 2004, where she double-majored in German and Psychology, and continued there to earn her MA in Clinical Psychology in 2006. From 2003 to 2006, she also worked as the lead technician at a private neuropsychology clinic in Indianapolis, where she administered cognitive and neuropsych assessments to everyone from toddlers to nonagenarians and convicted criminals. In the fall of 2006, she matriculated into the Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis; during her time there, she participated in Moot Court and was an Articles Editor for the Indiana Law Review. Her Note, Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: Why ethanol production must be regulated and how to do it, was published in the University of Baltimore Journal of Environmental Law in 2008. Her article Illegal Aliens and Worker’s Compensation Issues was published in Res Gestae in 2010.
She is a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and being outdoors.
US Supreme Court
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Northern District of Illinois
Northern District of New York
Eastern District of Michigan
Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Bradley C. Lohmeier, grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. After graduating from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management in 2009, he worked in Denver, Colorado as a business analyst in the telecom industry. After returning to Indiana in 2011 to be closer to his family, he attended Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law and graduated in 2016. He passed the Indiana Bar Exam and received his license to practice law in October 2016. Bradley practices personal injury and civil rights law. His mission is to help others in ways that are important to them as well as to the community he knows and loves.
Certified Public Accountant
Diane Meyer is a native mid-westerner who attended Indiana University and the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is a certified public accountant and has been with the firm since 2013.
Gaby is a graduate of both Indiana University and the Indiana University School of Law. She was a four year varsity field hockey athlete at Indiana and is very attuned to the specific needs of the firms athlete clients. Gaby lives in Indianapolis with her husband and is planning to sit for the bar exam
Ienny Ribon is a lawyer in Venezuela and a Law Clerk at Saeed & Little, LLP. Ms. Ribon has a deep passion for immigration laws that derive from her own family’s first-hand immigration experiences. As an immigrant herself, Ms. Ribon has a clear understanding of the issues facing the immigrants and she is eager to help families and individual immigrants to realize their dream of coming to the United States and legalizing their status.
Ms. Ribon graduated from the Faculty of Law at the Santa Maria University, in Caracas, Venezuela. She has since earned her Master of Laws Degree (LL.M) from IU McKinney School of Law. Ms. Ribon is preparing for the New York State Bar Examination. After passing the bar, Ms. Ribon plans on pursuing her dream and becoming a family-based immigration attorney at Saeed & Little, LLP.
Big Ten Champion, record holder 400 IM, first USA Swimming Lawsuit Plaintiff
“When I found out I was violated by my swim coach, I wanted an attorney who truly understood high level athletics. With Jon’s background as an athlete, I knew he was someone I could trust to handle my case. It’s amazing what we have been able to accomplish over the last three years.”
“I had dealt with many attorneys, but Ali has been the most efficient and dedicated attorney by far. His dedication got great results in the final outcome on my lawsuit with Bank of America.”
President, Total Resource Staffing
“I was sued by the franchisor of my staffing business with a promise of closing me down and taking over my business. Jon Little prevailed in the trial, and I was able to continue operating as an independent staffing firm. Jon worked with me on a very flexible payment plan for his fees and was very accessible to answer any questions or concerns about my business. I am very grateful, and appreciate everything Jon Little has done for me and my business. I would highly recommend Jon Little for any and all legal needs you may encounter.”
“If you need help from an attorney, I recommend calling Ali’s office because he will listen before he starts talking about money if any money is needed. He put in much work to bring my mortgage owners to court and forced them to correct my account. Therefore, get the best and forget the rest!”
Director of University Communication at Indiana State University
Don’t forget, the original tip to @indystar about small-town Georgia lawsuit against @USAGym, which started all of this, came from @jonlittlelaw.