Chad M. Knight

Member

Mr. Knight's practice focuses on civil litigation, transportation law, property matters and construction law. Chad represents national transportation companies in the railroad and trucking industries in Federal Employers´ Liability Act (FELA) cases, grade crossing accidents (initial response, investigation and litigation), highway traffic accident investigation and defense, contract litigation, property disputes, and quiet title actions. Chad applies his extensive construction and real estate experience in representing contractors and developers in construction defect litigation, premises liability defense, and contract negotiation and drafting.

Chad's trial experience has produced a successful record of defense verdicts in state and federal courts, and includes difficult wrongful-death jury trials. His appellate experience includes oral arguments before the United States Court of Appeals and five reported decisions.

Before joining Knight Nicastro MacKay, LLC, Chad was a partner in a 50-attorney firm based in Jackson, Mississippi, focusing on transportation law and products liability defense. Chad then operated a private practice representing individuals and business entities in real estate and financing transactions, litigation matters, and regulatory compliance.

Practice Areas

  • Transportation
  • Product Liability
  • Design and Construction
  • Civil and Tort Litigation

Education

  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • Juris Doctor - 1997
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Mississippi State University
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1994
    • Honors: cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 1997
  • Colorado, 2010
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • Nebraska, 2013
  • Montana
  • Wyoming
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court District of Montana
  • Montana State Supreme Court

Past Positions

Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell®, Peer Review Rated

Classes & Seminars

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Boulder Outreach for Homeless Overflow
  • Youth sports coach for soccer and baseball

Published Works

  • “Attorney Liability Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act,”, Kentucky Law Journal, 1996

Fraternities or Sororities

Representative Clients

Representative Cases

Certified Legal Specialties

Professional Associations

  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Denver Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, Member

Current Employment Positions

  • Member Owner

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