Christopher E. Knight
With more than 26 years of experience, Christopher Knight handles a broad range of civil litigation matters and leads a large team comprised of senior and junior partners, and associates.
Chris represents Fortune 500 companies, major insurance carriers, several airlines and manufacturers in state and federal courts. He has served as lead counsel in the defense of multi-district and class action litigation involving product liability, insurance and attorney general investigations.
A skilled trial attorney, with the understanding of scientific and technical issues necessary to his practice, Chris has tried numerous cases to verdict. His strategic approach to litigation involves the analysis of the benefits and risks associated with trial and settlement tactics, as well as the business impact and public relations concerns associated with high-profile, high-stakes litigation.
Chris devotes a significant portion of his practice to the defense of medical malpractice and health care-related claims. He has had tremendous success defending health care systems, institutions and practitioners in complex, multi-million dollar lawsuits. Chris continues to serve as lead counsel for a major South Florida medical school in litigation and regulatory proceedings.
He also represents domestic and international airline carriers, aircraft and engine manufacturers and maintenance providers in litigation arising from mass disasters and aircraft accidents. Chris recently defended an airline against allegations of negligence and product defect resulting from a catastrophic accident that killed nearly 200 people in Brazil.
In the products arena, Chris handles products liability and related litigation for notable manufacturers, distributors and retailers. He is experienced with the defense of products from various industries, such as agriculture, construction, medical and sports and recreation.
Professional & Civic Involvement
International Association of Defense Counsel
American Board of Trial Advocates
American Bar Association
The Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section, Health Law Section
Florida Defense Lawyers Association
Dade County Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
Florida Society for Healthcare Risk Management and Patient Safety
Law Alumni Council, University of Florida Levin College of Law
Orange Bowl Committee, Past Chairman and President
Jackson Memorial Hospital Foundation