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Catherine Little Hunt

Catherine Little Hunt

HLH Law Group, President and Co-Founder
  • Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Business Law
  • Florida, Ohio
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Dr. Little-Hunt has extensive experience in helping injured parties seek their legal benefits and obtain justice from insurance carriers. As both an attorney and a certified teacher in the state of Florida, Catherine is proud to not only fight for her clients in court but to also help educate our state's youth in their understanding of the law and specifically their rights as set forth under our nation's Constitution. Dr. Little-Hunt holds a Doctorate in Jurisprudence from Capital University Law School and a Doctorate in Policy Analysis from Walden University.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    One free consultation is always given prior to a client hiring our firm.
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent fees are used with both personal injury claims and workers' compensation claims.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    In all other areas of law from family law to wills and estates, a retainer fee arrangement is agreed upon with the client.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
Ohio
Federal Court, Northern District of Ohio
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Italian: Spoken
Professional Experience
President and Chief Operating Officer
HLH Law Group
Current
HLH Law Group is a boutique law practice dedicated to helping citizens in Naples, Florida who need an attorney on their side. Areas of practice range from personal injury and workers' compensation to family law matters and wills/estates. HLH Law Group is ALL ABOUT YOU.
Education
Walden University
Ph.D. (2017) | Policy Analysis
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Honors: summa cum laude
Capital University Law School
J.D. (1997) | General Litigation and Corporation Law
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Honors: Order of the Barristers
Activities: Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
Denison University
B.A. (1993) | Political Science
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Awards
Golden Apple Award Winner for Excellence in Teaching
Champions for Learning
Catherine became a certified teacher in criminal law to bring legal awareness to the youth of our county. After practicing as a prosecutor, Catherine became aware of the importance of education in the prevention of juvenile delinquency.
Professional Associations
Florida State Bar # 238030
Member
- Current
Ohio State Bar # 0068391
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Silent Policy Feedback Through School Choice
SchloarWorks
Speaking Engagements
Seminar Speaker, Emmanuel Communities Legal Education Series, 15205 Collier Blvd, Naples, FL 34119
The attorneys of HLH Law Group will be speaking at 1 PM on the topic of immigration law. Open to walk-ins.
Seminar Speaker, Emmanuel Communities Legal Education Series, 15205 Collier Blvd, Naples, FL 34119
The attorneys of HLH Law Group will be speaking at 1 PM on the topic of tenant rights. Open to walk-ins.
Seminar Speaker, Emmanuel Lutheran Church Series on Legal Education, 777 Mooring Line Drive Naples FL 34102
The attorneys of HLH Law Group will be speaking at 1 PM on the topic of insurance and personal injury law. Open to walk-ins.
Seminar Speaker, Emmanuel Lutheran Church Series on Legal Education, 777 Mooring Line Drive Naples FL 34102
The attorneys of HLH Law Group will be speaking at 1 PM on the topic of wills and estates. Open to walk-ins.
Certifications
Criminal Justice Operations Vocational Instructor
Collier County Schools, Florida
Professional Teaching Certification - Social Science
Florida Department of Education
Websites & Blogs
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HLH Law Group, P.A.
Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered

Q. I a case of workmans compensation after a settlement is done and the judge sign the order (June 5th) and give the payor
A: Actually, it depends on what you agreed to in the documents you signed for settlement. If there is no reference to a time period within which the lump sum settlement is to be paid by the Employer/Carrier, and assuming you are represented by counsel in this settlement, the carrier has 14 days to make payment of the monies due to your attorney's office. That time period commences after the Judge of Compensation Claims signs the order on attorney fees.I will presume that if the Judge signed your Motion for Attorney Fees back on June 5, as you type, you have since received your resolution. Best of luck.
Q. I just completed my Workers Comp Mediation 08/3/17 My case favored me from the beginning. When will I receive my check
A: It sounds as though you are not happy with the agreement you made at mediation. There are still documents you will need to sign with the carrier and your attorney, and the judge will still need to approve the attorney fee being payed to your attorney. You need to discuss these concerns with your attorney directly before these final steps are taken and seek out your options. You may want to consider having a free consultation with another attorney in your area to discuss your options. Typically a settlement includes both loss wage considerations and medical and thus it is rare for the entire amount to be put in a Medicare Set Aside. I wish you well.
Q. I fractured my Ankle 3/16 and received Therapy, I'm having pain in my right leg and thigh they refuse to cover me
A: The insurance carrier has the right to accept or deny a workers' compensation claim. If you believe your injury should be covered, then you should seek legal counsel to assist you in filing the necessary legal documents to advance your case to a hearing before a judge of compensation claims. The law is very clear as to what injuries are covered and which are not and an attorney can help walk you through the process. Based on your question, and without seeing the denial form from the carrier and medical records to date, I cannot answer for you whether you have a right to worker's compensation for your injury or not. But again, seek legal counsel as soon as possible so that they can review the facts of your case and the documentation pertaining thereto. There is a statute of limitation on workers' compensation claims and thus I advise you reach out to an attorney next week and not wait. I wish you all the best.
Q. If I accept a settlement for my workers Comp case do I have to forfeit my job?
A: It sounds like you are represented by counsel, and that is a good thing when attempting to settle a workers' compensation claim. It is quite common for insurance carriers to seek a resignation from employment as condition to settlement. In Florida, neither the carrier nor the injured worker are required to settle their case and thus it is not deemed improper or illegal to attach a resignation condition to a settlement. Keep in mind that the insurance carrier would understandably be concerned that after they settle your claim, you hurt yourself again at the same covered employer resulting in the carrier being back in a position of providing insurance coverage. I recommend you address your concerns with your attorney prior to settlement. Best of luck.
Q. If I work in an office with 12 people does my employer have to offer workers comp?
A: In order to be more specific in my response to your question, I would need far more information. The law as to how many employees an employer must have before workers' compensation coverage is required in the state of Florida depends on many variables. Such variables include, but are not limited to, the type of work the company is engaged, whether the company is private or public, and if the "people" you reference in your question are independent contractors, employees by statutory definition, or owners with exemptions. Sorry I could not be more specific. If you have had a work injury, it is critical you report the same to your employer immediately. Best wishes.
Q. How do I find out if my workers comp claim us closed if the company no longer exists?
A: Sorry to hear of your injury. I am not sure what you mean by "proof" and who is denying your ability to be seen by a physician. It is also unclear if your two injuries occurred with the same employer. There is a statute of limitation on workers' compensation in Florida and thus my advice is that you seek legal counsel at once. Workers' compensation insurance coverage is through an insurer and therefore it likely the coverage exists regardless of whether an employer has closed its doors subsequent to your injury. Firms from anywhere in Florida can typically help you as my firm represents injured workers from all over the state. I recommend you seek legal counsel so they can assist you immediately.
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