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K. Knox Nunnally

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

Ware, Jackson, Lee, O'Neill, Smith & Barrow, LLP
2929 Allen Parkway, America Tower, 39th Floor
Houston, TX 77019
Phone: 713-659-6400
Fax: 713-659-6262
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed in Texas Since: 2009
Practice Areas: Business Litigation (30%), Energy & Natural Resources (30%), Intellectual Property Litigation (30%), Personal Injury - General: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

A former U. S. Marine Corps infantry officer and Harris County Prosecutor, Knox has adapted his unique background to aggressively fight for the legal rights of his clients. He holds a wide range of litigation experience in matters involving disputes over oil and gas matters, contracts, warranties, personal injury claims, employment contract claims, and business tort claims. As lead attorney, he has taken 25 jury trials to verdict and relishes any opportunity to advocate in the courtroom. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts and has argued appellate matters before both state and federal appellate courts.

Knox has specific experience in oil and gas disputes dealing with royalty litigation, JOA disputes, title disputes, asset acquisition and divestiture disputes, mineral lien enforcement, intellectual property disputes, and trespass disputes. He has represented operators, mineral interest owners, and service providers. In addition to oil and gas disputes, Knox has represented clients across a variety of industries in contract disputes, business tort litigation, shareholder disputes, property damage litigation, personal injury litigation, non-compete/non-solicitation litigation, and products liability litigation,

Before joining Ware Jackson, Knox handled energy and commercial litigation for Bracewell LLP and McGuireWoods, LLP in Houston. He also prosecuted criminal cases for three years as an assistant district attorney for the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in Houston, Texas.

Prior to commencing his legal career, Knox served as an infantry officer and light armored reconnaissance officer for the U.S. Marine Corps, before his honorable discharge as a captain. He completed three combat deployments to Iraq and was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat V, a Purple Heart, and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals with Combat Vs.

About K. Knox Nunnally

First Admitted: 2009, Texas

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Educational Background

  • Counter Insurgency Operations  (Fallujah, Iraq), 2004
  • United States Naval Academy (Annapolis, MD), 2001
  • Counter Insurgency Operations (Western Al Anbar Province, Iraq), 2005
  • The Invasion of Iraq, 2003


  • HBA President's Award, Houston Bar Association, 2014
  • Texas Rising Stars, Business Litigation , Super Lawyers, ThomasReuters, 2018
  • On the Rise Award, Texas Lawyer, 2017

Industry Groups

  • commercial food industry
  • Land Owners
  • Mineral Owners
  • oilfield service contractors
  • upstream oil & gas companies

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Office Location for K. Knox Nunnally

2929 Allen Parkway
America Tower, 39th Floor
Houston, TX 77019

Last Updated: 6/24/2021

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