111 Congress Avenue Suite 2800 Austin, TX 78701 USA
University of Texas J.D. (with high honors), 1990 Chancellors
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
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 and Civic Activities
Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer by Thompson Reuters, 2004 - 2018
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White, Inc., 2013 - 2018
Joe Knight has more than 25 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.