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Austin, TX 78701

​University of Texas
J.D. (with high honors), 1990

   Order of the Coif
   Articles Editor, Texas Law Review

Texas A&M University
B.S. (with honors), political science, 1987

​U.S Supreme Court
U.S. Courts of Appeals,
  5th and 10th Circuits
Northern District of Texas
Southern District of Texas
Eastern District of Texas
​Western District of Texas

​Professional Recognition

​Joseph R. Knight

  • Austin Bar Association​ - Committee to award Larry F. York  Mentorship Award​
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • ​Volunteer Legal Services, Sustainability Society
  • ​Legal Counsel to Austin Chamber of Commerce, 2013
  • Professional Liability

​Professional and Civic Activities

  • Appellate
  • Complex Litigation
  • Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters, 2004 - 2021
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White, Inc., 2013 - 2021
Joe Knight has more than 30 years’ experience representing businesses in disputes at all levels.  Mr. Knight has served as lead counsel in state and federal district courts, as well as private arbitration forums, on a wide spectrum of commercial disputes.  He has handled numerous high-stakes appeals, presenting oral argument to the Texas Supreme Court, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and most Texas intermediate appellate courts.  He frequently takes on the Texas Attorney General’s Office, either in court or across the negotiating table.

Mr. Knight began his legal career as a briefing attorney for Chief Justice Tom Phillips at the Supreme Court of Texas.  He then practiced at Baker Botts LLP from 1991 through 2014, where, at various times, he served as the hiring partner, the head of the Austin litigation department, and the partner in charge of the Austin office.

​Practice Areas