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Brett H. Knight

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Birmingham, AL

Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight P.C.
2320 Arlington Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35205
Phone: 205-208-7931
Fax: 205-930-9809
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Alabama Since: 2012
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Attorney Profile

Brett H. Knight is an attorney and partner at Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C., in Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Knight practices criminal defense law, as well as general civil litigation, handling matters involving drug crimes, DUI and white collar crime. He represents clients throughout the Birmingham area who are facing criminal charges.

Over his time in practice, Mr. Knight has successfully tried many cases involving complex criminal matters. He understands the traumatic impact of a criminal arrest or charge and is committed to guiding his clients through each step of the process and aggressively advocating on their behalf.

Mr. Knight enjoys staying involved in his legal community. He is a member of professional associations including the Birmingham Bar Association, the Alabama State Bar’s Young Lawyers Section, the General Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Cumberland School of Law chapter of the American Inns of Court.

Born and raised in Selma, Alabama, Mr. Knight graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Alabama. During undergraduate school, he was a member of several academic honor societies. He earned his law degree from Samford University Cumberland School of Law, where he was a member of the university’s trial advocacy board and co-chair of the national trial competition.

Mr. Knight obtained his license to practice law in 2012. He is qualified to appear before all Alabama state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama and the Supreme Court of Alabama.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, DUI/DWI


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022

About Brett H. Knight

First Admitted: 2012, Alabama

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Supreme Court of Alabama, 2012
  • Alabama Young Lawyer's Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 2012
  • Alabama, 2012
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Greater Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers


  • P.C. V. State
  • R.G. V. State
  • M.T. V. The State
  • M.S. V. State
  • Y.Z. V. State

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member, America’s Inns of Court, Cumberland School of Law

Educational Background

  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, B.S., Major: Political Science, magna cum laude, Honors: University Honors Program, Sigma Alpha Lambda (National Leadership and Honor Organization), Phi Eta Sigma (Freshman Honor Society), National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Golden Key Honour Society, Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society), May, 2009


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, National Negotiation Team, 2010
  • Co-Chair, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, National Trial Competition
  • Senior Membership, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Trial Advocacy Board
  • Board Member, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Trial Advocacy Board
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Office Location for Brett H. Knight

2320 Arlington Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35205

Phone: 205-208-7931

Fax: 205-930-9809

Last Updated: 8/6/2022

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