Charles McKnight, Litigation, Arbitration Attorney

Charles K. McKnight Jr.

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Taylor English provides the support and resources to allow me to represent the firm’s clients at the highest level to achieve client objectives.

Charles McKnight is a veteran litigator who aggressively represents plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of business disputes and other litigation, including arbitration and mediation. He has successfully represented Fortune 500 companies (including leading insurance, financial services and oil and gas companies), international companies (including clients based in Brazil, Canada, Germany, Korea, Switzerland and Peru), smaller and medium–sized United States businesses, and individuals in breach of contract, fraud, real property, business tort, insurance coverage, condemnation, joint venture, construction, license agreement, and asset purchase disputes among other things. Mr. McKnight has successfully defended numerous class actions, and his practice has included the representation of clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country. He also has successfully litigated international arbitration matters to conclusion.

Mr. McKnight works closely with in-house counsel and business executives to achieve their goals. Although his practice is concentrated on litigation, he is also called upon to counsel clients in the drafting and construction of complex commercial agreements.

Prior to joining Taylor English, Mr. McKnight practiced at a corporate law firm based in Atlanta, and before that was a member of the Business Litigation Team at an international corporate law firm for 17 years, the last 10 years as a partner. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable Richard C. Freeman, United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Georgia.

Mr. McKnight and his wife have three children and have lived in Atlanta more than 30 years.


Atlanta International Arbitration Society

Diversity Law Institute

Trial Law Institute

Community Involvement

American Diabetes Association, Board Member

ChristChurch Presbyterian, Elder

Cystic Fibrosis foundation, Atlanta Chapter, Board Chairman

Georgia Justice Project, Board Member

Practice Highlights




Vanderbilt University School of Law, JD, 1985

Emory University, BA, 1982


Hon. Richard C. Freeman, United States District Court Judge for the Northern District of Georgia

Bar Admissions


Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

Supreme Court of Georgia

Court of Appeals of Georgia


The Best Lawyers in America®, 2021-2022

Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America