Taylor English is literally one-of-a-kind, both in terms of my ability to practice law at a full-service firm without the entrenched constraints that limit big-firm practitioners, and also in terms of the quality, value and adaptability we can provide for our clients.
Ramsey Knowles has a reputation for solving complex litigation problems and obtaining the results his clients need by resourcefully employing all available dispute resolution tools.
Mr. Knowles’ practice includes corporate divorce, regulatory compliance and citation defense, technology and data litigation, shareholder and securities litigation, and complex real estate litigation. He has represented clients in all types of disputes, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, securities litigation and tort claims such as fraud and negligence.
Mr. Knowles has a wide range of experience litigating cases in state and federal courts, as well as experience with arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. He has appeared in all of Georgia’s state and federal courts, and he enjoys working in the courtroom. He also excels at fashioning negotiated resolutions that save clients the expense of a trial and other litigation costs.
At a young age, Mr. Knowles began working on his family’s farm in Telfair County, Georgia, and since then, he has worked in a number of positions in various businesses and the legal field. Mr. Knowles relies on his diverse business experiences to ensure that his law practice is tailored to fit the legal, practical and personal needs of clients involved in litigation.
Prior to joining Taylor English, Mr. Knowles practiced complex business litigation, professional liability defense and real estate litigation at a respected midsize law firm in downtown Atlanta.
State Bar of Georgia, Litigation Section
Georgia State University College of Law, Law Alumni Council, President, 2010-2014
Georgia State University College of Law, Law Alumni Council, Member, 2005-present
Defended a commercial tenant operating a discount mall in which the landlord tried to impose a month-to-month lease instead of an agreed upon 10-year oral lease. After two days of trial, the jury found in favor of our client.
Defended Amazon seller and individual defendants in Georgia action involving complaints made to Amazon about competitor's conduct. After successfully obtaining a dismissal of multiple defendants in the Georgia case, our firm filed an offensive action for trademark infringement and counterfeiting in New York. The parties reached a confidential settlement shortly after the New York case was filed.
Obtained six-figure jury verdict against individual defendants and a country club on claims of defamation, harassment, breach of fiduciary duty, and conspiracy based in part on successful investigation and presentation of defendants’ spoliation.
Obtained six-figure jury verdict on behalf of plaintiff against multiple defendants in real estate fraud case.
Secured summary judgment on behalf of plaintiff in adversary proceeding, declaring state court judgment nondischargeable under federal bankruptcy code.
Won motion to dismiss on behalf of defendant against plaintiff attempting to retain first priority lender status based on doctrine of equitable subrogation.
Using extensive factual investigation and analysis of statutory provisions, moved successfully on behalf of defendant for reconsideration of prior defense counsel’s motion to open default in action to domesticate $560,000 Hong Kong judgment, eventually resulting in dismissal of the action with prejudice.
Obtained $1.1 million judgment in securities fraud litigation.
Won motion to dismiss and defeated appeal over plaintiff’s attempt to negate a venue selection clause based on strong Illinois public policy.
Negotiated favorable settlement of numerous citations against industrial lender, avoiding threatened regulatory enforcement action.
- February 23, 2017
- February 19, 2016
- February 20, 2015
- December 1, 2014
- Financial Institutions
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Real Estate
Georgia State University College of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2005
Law Review, Editorial Board
The University of Georgia, BA, cum laude, 2001
Courts & Adjudicative Bodies
Court of Appeals of Georgia
Supreme Court of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2011, 2014-2017
Georgia Trend Legal Elite, General Practice, 2014