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We accept calls from jail! Hablamos Español

to the Law Office of Paul E. Knost, PLLC.  We provide high quality
legal representation to clients in Arizona.  We are located in the West
Valley, Maricopa County, in beautiful Tolleson, Arizona.

you have been injured in a car accident, at work, or because of
someone's negligence, don't try to settle the case yourself--give us a
call now.

We handle all cases involving negligence, such as:

  • Automobile accidents

  • Motorcycle accidents

  • Boating accidents

  • Trucking accidents

  • Insurance disputes

  • Insurance bad faith

  • Slip & fall cases

  • Dog bites

  • Wrongful death

  • Premises liability

  • Toxic torts and environmental claims

  • Pharmaceutical and Prescription drug cases

We free consultations and will come meet you at your home or in the hospital, if necessary. 

Call now for a consultation with an experienced and dedicated trial lawyer.

We accept calls from jail! Hablamos Español




Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    12 years
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 10%
    6 years
  3. Arbitration: 5%
    5 years
  4. Personal Injury: 5%
    6 years



Hourly ($200-300/hour), contingent (30-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Law Office of Paul E. Knost, PLLC

9371 West Van Buren Street
Tolleson, AZ, 85353-2802


AZActive 200303/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyerThe Global Directory of Who's Who2015
Top 100The National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2014
Continuing Legal Education 3.0 hoursPersonal Injury Trials: From Pre-trial planning through Judgment -Live- PHOENIX - 13231-4542013
Firearms Familiarization (CLE-1hr)Maricopa County Public Defender's Office2012
Peer to Peer File Sharing...(CLE-1.5hr)Arizona Public Defender Association2012
Cell Phone Activity: Tracking Location... (CLE-.5hr)Arizona Public Defender Association2012
The NICHD Protocols...(CLE-1.5hr)Arizona Public Defender Association2012
Computer Encryption and the Fifth Amendment (CLE-1.25hr)Arizona Public Defender Association2012
Annual Case Law Update (CLE-1.5hr)Arizona Public Defender Association2012
At Loggerheads with Logerquist: New Rule 702 (CLE-.5hr)Arizona Public Defender Association2012
Battles in the Trenches at the Front Line (CLE-1.5hr)Arizona Public Defender Association2012
Intro to Sex Crime Defense (Part II) (CLE-1.5hr)Arizona Public Defender Association2012
2012 Search and Seizure Update (CLE-1.5hr)Arizona Public Defender Association2012
PI from A to Z, A comprehensive Overview... (CLE-2.75hr)State Bar of Arizona2010
Offender Screening Tool Training/ Zach Dal Pra (CLE-2.0hr)Maricopa County Public Defender's Office2010
Rule 32-Post-Conviction Relief Survival Guide (CLE-1.5hr)Maricopa County Public Defender's Office2010
Potential Impact of SB1070 (CLE-1.0hr)Maricopa County Public Defender's Office2010
Basic Skills of Trial Practice 10746-404 (CLE-5hr)State Bar of Arizona2010
Personal Injury Claims: Important Updates...(CLE-1.5hr)West Legal Ed Center2010
Haiti Crisis Update...(CLE-1.0)hr)West Legal Ed Center2010
Pay to Play Rule (CLE-1.0hr)West Legal Ed Center2010
Introduction to WestlawNext (CLE-1.0hr)West Legal Ed Center2010
Legal Implications of Arizona SB 1070 (CLE-1.25hr)West Legal Ed Center2010
Client Interviewing/Fact Investigation (CLE-1.25hr)State Bar of Arizona2008
Client Engagement Letters... (CLE-1.75hr)State Bar of Arizona2008
Motion Strategy and Importance of Motion Practice (CLE-1.5hr)State Bar of Arizona2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Paul E. Knost, PLLC2006 - Present
LawyerMaricopa Public Defender's Office2003 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Arizona, Fee Arbitration CommitteeCommittee member2011 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Arizona v. Scott Lee SmithNOT GUILTY
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Illinois UniversityN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Goodyear, ArizonaBeing a Catholic Lawyer2012
Golden Key International Honour Society 2010 International SummitArizona Immigration Law SB 10702010