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David T. Knight

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Tampa, FL

Attorney at Law
1560 W Cleveland St
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-784-8056
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Licensed in Florida Since: 1974
Practice Areas: Business Litigation
Attorney Profile

An esteemed commercial trial attorney, David T. Knight is the founder of his eponymous Tampa-based law firm. Providing representation to business and individual clients throughout the greater Tampa Bay metropolitan area, he has been certified as a specialist in antitrust and trade regulation law, business litigation law, and civil trial law by the Board of Legal Specialization and Education of The Florida Bar. Mr. Knight is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts.

Mr. Knight has handled a wide variety of cases during a career that lasted nearly 45 years. They have included interference with prospective business relationships, breach of contract, antitrust matters, unfair business practices, breach of fiduciary duties, qui tam/whistleblower actions, construction disputes, defamation, securities fraud, and professional negligence. Mr. Knight has been able to achieve numerous positive results for his clients both in and out of the courtroom, and he has earned a great deal of recognition from his fellow professionals for his successful track record. The recipient of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, he has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for his achievements in the area of commercial litigation. In addition, Mr. Knight has been named by Florida Trend magazine to its annual list of Legal Elite each year since 2008, and he has made Chambers USA's list of top lawyers every year since 2012.

A 1971 Bachelor of Arts recipient from the University of South Florida, Mr. Knight obtained his legal education at what was then known as the University of Florida College of Law, and he served as the executive editor of the Florida Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1974. He is a former chair of the Florida State Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Business Litigation


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021

About David T. Knight

First Admitted: 1974, Florida

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Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified in Business Litigation Law, Florida Bar, 1996
  • Certified in Anti-Trust and Trade Regulation, Florida Bar, 2006
  • Certified in Civil Trial Law, Florida Bar, 1986
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Florida State Chair, American College of Trial Lawyers


  • Chambers USA, Since 2012
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite, Since 2008
  • Best Lawyers of America, Since 2003

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Chair of Bay Area, Legal Services, Tampa Bay Area

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • University of Florida’s Law Review, Executive Editor
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Office Location for David T. Knight

1560 W Cleveland St
Tampa, FL 33606

Phone: 813-784-8056

Last Updated: 2/9/2021

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