For more than 35 years, I have represented real people as a result of injuries or death. I handle a broad spectrum of personal injury claims including car and truck accidents, work related injuries, injuries from defective products, nursing home abuse, and medical malpractice. I do not represent any insurance companies or corporations. I like the challenge of fighting big companies for my clients. Having tried hundreds of cases, I am more than willing to take your case in front of a jury. I find that representing injured people is very rewarding. I receive thank you noted, Christmas cards, hugs, and even vegtables in the summer out of my clients gardens. It is my goal to make a diffence in the lives of my clients.
I use the latest technology to enhance your case including "day in a life" videos, accident reconstruction experts, power point presentationa, vocational experts, and economists to establish financial loss and life care experts when needed.
I am regularly hired by other lawyers to assist in complicated or high stakes lawsuits. I also handle class action litigation and litigation involving numerous claimants.
In addition to being to practice law in South Carolina, I licensed to practice in the Federal District Court for the District of South Carolina and the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. I have aslo appeared in other state and federal courts on complex legal matters.
I am a strong believer in the legal system, pariticularly the civil justice system and it is my observation and belief the the jury sytem is the best way of resolving disputes between our citizens.
Licensed since 1972
Pat Knie is a terrific lawyer. I have had occasion to associate with him on a number of cases over the years. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge. Pat is a skilled trial lawyer who has a proven track record of cases tried to successful verdict. He also maintains the highest ethical standards and I am confident that any referrals made to him will result in the best results possible for the client.
Andrew Johnston Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I've known Pat for my entire 26 year career. We have had many cases against each other over the years. He is one of the best attorneys in SC. He is an excellent attorney in all respects--a worthy opponent who zealously represents his clients while still showing respect to opposing counsel and the opposing party. He is a "lawyer's lawyer" and uniformly respected in the profession.
Perry Boulier Appeals Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|member||Outstanding Lawyers in America||2005|
|member||Best Lawyers in America||2003|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||1985|
|Attorney||Patrick E. Knie P.A.||2000 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|south carolina injured workers advocates||member||2009 - Present|
|South Carolina Association for Justice||Board of Governors||2003 - 2009|
|South Carolina Association for Justice||Member||1975 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1973 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1973 - Present|
|Speaks v. Budweiser of Spartanburg||Verdict for Speaks $ 850,000|
|Murray v. Bank of America N.A.||Verdict for Murray $300,000 which was later settled after the Court of Appeals affirmed the verdict.|
|Parker v. town of Cowpens||Verdict for Parker - $2,000,000.00|
|Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia||The Trial Lawyers View of Tort Reform||2002|
|University of South Carolina School of Law||N/A||Unknown||1972|
|University of South Carolina||History||BS - Bachelor of Science||1969|
|South Carolina Bar||Fair Credit Reporting Act||2000|