Meet The Founder

To understand what we do, and why it’s unique, you must understand why we do it; and the journey that lead to the formation of the McKnight Law Firm; why the McKnight Law Firm is passionate about fighting for injured people. We truly identify with people, not corporations and insurance company interests.

Our Firm’s founder and principal, Jody McKnight is a native of Charleston, S.C. He grew up in the West Ashley region of Charleston, where he attended St. Andrews High School in 1983, then majored in Political Science at the University of South Carolina. While at USC, he worked for one of the premier personal injury trial lawyer law firms in Columbia, S.C., which motivated him to eventually go to law school and represent injured people, rather than insurance companies or large corporations.

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Published Articles:

  • Physician Re-Direct Examination: Focus on Context and Science to Uncloak the Black Hat, August 11, 2014, JUSTLAW, Southern Trial Lawyers Association Magazine. South Carolina Supreme Court Landmark Decision by way of Rehearing, February 2011, JUSTLAW, Southern Trial Lawyers Association Magazine
  • Unite and Conquer with a Local Trial Lawyer Workshop, May 2001, South Carolina Trial Lawyer Association Bulletin
  • Offensive and Defensive Non-Mutual Collateral Estoppel: Due Process Implications of the Sword and Shield, May 1997, South Carolina Trial Lawyer Association Bulletin

Continuing Legal Education Presentations

  • Advanced Trial Tactics, Opening Statement and Direct Examination, National Business Institute Seminar, December, 2017.
  • Plaintiff’s Personal Injury, From Start to Finish National Business Institute Seminar, February, 2020
  • Auto Injuries: Advanced Plaintiff’s Strategies: Using Doctor Testimony to Your Advantage National Business Institute Seminar, August, 2020
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