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Patrick E. Knie

Car accident Attorney at Spartanburg, SC

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 51 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1972
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Patrick

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          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.



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Client's Choice 2014
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Patrick E. Knie
100 Williams St
Greenville, SC, 29601
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Posted by Tonya | February 13, 2014
Great Attorney
Patrick Knie isn't just my lawyer, he is my friend. I had been struggling for over two years to get my disability, and was going about it all wrong. Mr. Knie explained to me what was needed to get the ball rolling. He answered all my questions, and always spoke to me on the phone, or returned my call the same day. He is very knowledgeable, and always kept me informed as to what was going on with my case. I have recommended him to 2 other people that are in the same boat I (was) in. Thank you Mr. Knie for giving me my life back!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2014
Personal Recommendation for Attorney Patrick E. Knie
I first meet Attorney Patrick Knie in 2010 when I was involved in a national class action law suit against one of the largest cancer insurance agencies in the country. While I fought to get the upper hand on my terminal cancer, Pat worked around my physical limitations and chemotherapy sessions to acquire the needed documentation to present my case. His hard work and guidance resulted in a fair outcome for all parties . As a retired South Carolina State Trooper, I have been involved with many attorneys during the twenty-five years I served. Pat is one of the few I would highly recommend for not only legal actions against big corporations, but for any type of legal issue. I feel that he is completely trustworthy, very knowledgeable and perhaps most importantly, respectfully concerned for the welfare of his clients.
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Posted by Joyce | February 7, 2014
The man has a plan for you and your family
I want to take the opportunities thank Attorney Patrick Knie and his staff for a job well done. Pat fault for my Social Security and Workmen's Compensation benefits. I was involved in an accident that changed my life forever. Not knowing who to trust, I turned to Patrick Knie. Pat's professionalism is beyond description. He is very knowledgeable, trustworthy and doesn't excellent job of keeping you informed about everything involving your case. My case was very in depth with many doctors, surgeries and a long mental and physical rehab. Pat prove to me that he was a go-getter. Pat and his team worked diligently to not only provide me with the vital representation that I needed. They went above and beyond to ensure that my injuries was treated by the best medical professionals, whether they were in or out of town doctors. I was very comfortable in his integrity and character. Pat took the time to ensure that I received the benefits that I deserve, for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. I started receiving benefits every week from Workmen's Comp. And when they had reached their limit and thought they had paid enough, he fought even harder here to keep my benefits coming. He often made me feel like i was his only case. My phone calls was returned almost immediately by him. I was never sent to voicemail. I have recommended this lawyer to other people that was in need just as I was. I give Patrick a most respect and would use him again. There's just not a chart or enough words to describe what he has done for me and my family. Thank you, thank you and thank you.
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Posted by Kerri | February 6, 2014
My review of Patrick Knie
I hired Mr. Knie in 2011 to handle a motor vehicle accident. He performed very well. He kept me informed on every aspect of the case. He went out of his way to make sure I knew everything that could be done. He even reviewed my case again after all was settled to make sure there wasn't anything else that was missed. I have used other lawyers who didn't keep me informed as well as he did. If I had a question I got a response that day or the next morning. I fully trust him to handle all my legal issues. Very knowledgeable and honest on what can and can't be done. I still have legal issues that I have Mr. Knie taking care of. As long as I need legal help, I will use Mr. Knie and very highly suggest him to anyone in need.
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Posted by Mike | February 5, 2014
My wife was involved in an automobile accident and we were a little apprehensive about meeting with an attorney. Mr. Knie was reommended to us by a friend and when we met him he immediately put us at ease. He was friendly, extremely knowledgeable, honest with us and explained all of our options. He personally checked on us quite often and kept us updated about all aspects of our case. I will never forget his kindness and we felt very protected during the entire process. In the end he turned a bad situation into a positive outcome. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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Posted by carl | January 17, 2014
As good as it get
Pat was spot on in 1996 I was hurt at work and was told by supervisor that it was up to my ins to pay. A lawyer was not what I was going to do but corporate america was not going to stand up for me I had 5 back surgery to put me back together pat worked long hr for me to prove that the supervisor was the one that got me heart and now I wood trust him to stand up for me at any time.He put me fist and got bills paid
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Posted by Chad | January 17, 2014
Good guy - good lawyer
I was very pleased with the services provided to me by Pat Knie. He listened to my case, told what to expect at every turn and ultimately won my case. I would highly recommend Pat, and if the need were to ever arise in the future, would be happy to have him represent me.
Posted by Jeffrey | January 12, 2014
A Lawyer who acts more like a friend
While riding my motorcycle, I was hit by an out of state driver. After extensive medical treatment, I found myself being accused of neglect by the driver of the other vehicle and on my way to Federal Court. Pat and his knowledgeable staff stepped in, reviewed the case and prepared. He and everyone in his office were accessible, friendly and reassuring throughout the entire process. During court proceedings while in cross examination, Pat caught a contradiction in the testimony of the other driver allowing the jury to rule in my favor. Without him, I would have needed a bankruptcy lawyer to pay the extensive medical bills and for repairs to my motorcycle. Thank you Pat for being there for me! I would recommend him to anyone needing a helping hand in the ever confusing legal system.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Patrick E. Knie P.A.
  • 2000 - Present


  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • 1972
  • University of South Carolina
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1969

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 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


  • south carolina injured workers advocates
  • member
  • 2009 - Present
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • South Carolina Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2003 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • member
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • 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
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  • Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia
  • The Trial Lawyers View of Tort Reform
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • South Carolina Bar
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • 2000

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (15)
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Personal injury Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel 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."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Pat Knie is a hardworking, diligent and extremely talented attorney. It has been an honor to work with Pat throughout the years."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the opportunity to work with Pat on the opposite side of a very complex case. While our side had the advantage of having numerous attorney's and paralegals involved, Pat only had himself and his co-counsel. Despite the numbers advantage we had, it amazed me at how prepared and organized Pat was throughout the case. Pat is an excellent attorney. He skillfully and aggressively represents his clients while at the same time remaining a gentleman."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the privilege of serving as co-counsel with Pat Knie on many high profile civil actions. I found him to be competent, skilled and a strong advocate for his clients. He knows how to get cases ready for trial, and that preparation leads to great results. He is genuinely concerned about his clients and their families."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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