ELIZABETH D. KNIGHT
Current Scope of Practice
Ms. Knight’s current practice focuses on insurance litigation, including disputes arising from general liability, professional liability, property, automobile, workers’ compensation, and umbrella policies, as well as complex construction and surety litigation, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights.
Admissions, Affiliations, and Activities
Ms. Knight is admitted to practice in Texas (2008), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Southern Districts of Texas. She is also accredited by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to represent veterans pro bono in benefits claims.
She has been selected as a Texas Super Lawyers® - Rising Star every year since 2015.
Presentations and Publications
Author, “Homeowner Has Ultimate Burden to Identify Wind vs. Flood Damages,” Insurance Law Update
Author, “Texas Court of Appeals Holds Plaintiffs Must Follow Plain Language of Statute Regarding Certificates of Merit,” Construction Practices Newsletter, reprinted in Chartis’s Legal Insights.
Co-author, “Texas Supreme Court Holds Foreign Manufacturers May Not Hide Behind Local Distributors to Escape Personal Jurisdiction,” Product Liability Advisory.
Co-author, “Texas Supreme Court Holds McGregor Act is Not the Exclusive Remedy for Materialmen,” Construction Law News Flash.
Co-author, “Texas Supreme Court Holds Statute of Repose Can Bar Direct Actions Against Designated Responsible Third Parties,” Construction Law News Flash.
Author, “Texas Supreme Court Holds ‘As Soon As Practicable’ Language in Claims-Made Policies Is Immaterial,” Insurance Law Update.
Co-author, “Public-Private Partnerships: An Overview,” presented at the American Bar Association Fidelity and Surety Law Committee Mid-Winter Meeting, New York, NY.
Ms. Knight received her J.D. from Emory University School of Law where she was team captain and Executive Board member of the Mock Trial Society, and her M.B.A. in International Finance from St. John’s University, having been awarded a complete academic scholarship. She also obtained a certificate in Chinese Law at the East China University of Politics and Law in Shanghai.
Ms. Knight earned dual B.A. degrees, cum laude, from Southern Methodist University, where she received the Philip H. Solomon Award in Foreign Languages and Literatures. She is fluent in Italian.
Elizabeth D. Knight
B.A., Southern Methodist University
J.D., Emory University
M.B.A., St. John's University