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Paul E Knost

General practice Attorney

4.4   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Paul

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Practice area
  1. General practice
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    Mental Health Law

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Reviews

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Posted by Jim | January 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Knost
I was in a very stressful situation- truly- wrongfully accused of a serious crime! Facing prison time for a crime I didn't commit. From the very first phone call Attny. Knost helped in more ways than I can say. He spent a lot of time just talking to me, listening to the details of my case. No pressure, just knowledgeable and supportive advice. Of all the criminal lawyers I consulted with he was hands down THE BEST. Competent, caring, knowledgeable, personable, supportive, and truly likeable. He took the facts of the case and made them "his own". He demonstrated such a passion for the law and was actually eager to take and defend my criminal case. No false promises were made, but he exuded a confidence that was clearly backed by competence. Long(5 month) story short, my case was dismissed! I strongly recommend him for any type of legal situation you may find yourself faced with.
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Posted by Ron | September 24, 2014
Over and above my expectations!
Paul helped me with an issue I had with a previous law firm that was operating in an unprofessional and unethical manner. I was amazed at how well his letters were written that described the situation perfectly and brought pressure in a very direct but polite and professional manner. Paul was very respectful towards me and my situation and went above and beyond all my expectations to meet my needs. I highly recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2012
The People's Attorney
I found Mr. Knost to be very respectful, responsive, and knowledgeable of the laws regarding my case. He was able to successfully guide me through an intimidating legal process, and provided superior representation that helped to secure a favorable outcome on my behalf. Above all, I found Mr. Knost to be a person of high personal and professional integrity.
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2012
Amazing lawyer!!
After getting myself into a idiotic situation (first offense shoplifting)I had to seek out a lawyer. After calling lawyer after lawyer only to be dismissed and demeaned I found Paul. He was respectful and most of all non judgmental. He was extremely informative and kept in contact with me always available to answer any questions! My case was time consuming because I lived out of state but Paul kept by my side the entire time.He handled all my court dates and appeared for me on my behalf. Made sure I received all nessacary documents and when things hit a snag he made sure to notify the court of needing more time to get the proper documents together. He got me the best results and the outcome of my case couldn't have been any better. He is a wonderful person and he does everything he can for his clients. I will recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer. He does not take advantage of people and stays true to his word.
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2011
Knowledeable Attorney
Very helpful. Helped me understand the necessary steps to take. Highly recommend.
Posted by Jonathan | January 8, 2011
Kind and Helpful
I recently received a ticket for excessive speeding in the state of AZ, a class 3 misdemeanor. I didn't know what to do with such a charge and was concerned about the damage it would do to my record. Talking to Paul immediately alleviated all my worries. He explained the situation and the actions I could take to address the ticket. He went out of his way to help me with my concerns, and I am very grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
NO GOOD
This guy played me and my family for our money, took my case for 5000$ and worked for 3 months and told us at the most severe time that he must withdrawl from my case due to him wanted to pursue an attorney spot in another position, I asked about the money he said he worked for it, which was 2 court dates for 5000$, if you or a family member is in a criminal court matter do not hire an attorney your better off with a state appointed attorney because most cheap lawyers like this will either lie and say to sign a plea you have no chance in trial just to get you off there case, or to go to trial therefore they can get paid more money, this guy told me I was getting 7 years no chance at anything lawyer, left my case and ended up getting 3 years with a state appointed attorney, it is a corrupt system of lawyers, most will not fight for your justice and you are guilty until proven innocent, if you do not have 20,000 for a lawyer your chances of justice are slim! Paul Knost should be disbarred from practicing law!! God bless and if you are going thru a stressful time in court pray and let God do the rest, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Paul E. Knost, PLLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Lawyer
  • Maricopa Public Defender's Office
  • 2003 - 2006

Education

  • SOUTHERN IL U
  • law
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Arizona v. Scott Lee Smith
  • NOT GUILTY

Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona, Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Committee member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer
  • The Global Directory of Who's Who
  • 2015
  • Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Continuing Legal Education 3.0 hours
  • Personal Injury Trials: From Pre-trial planning through Judgment -Live- PHOENIX - 13231-454
  • 2013
  • At Loggerheads with Logerquist: New Rule 702 (CLE-.5hr)
  • Arizona Public Defender Association
  • 2012
  • Peer to Peer File Sharing...(CLE-1.5hr)
  • Arizona Public Defender Association
  • 2012
  • Cell Phone Activity: Tracking Location... (CLE-.5hr)
  • Arizona Public Defender Association
  • 2012
  • Computer Encryption and the Fifth Amendment (CLE-1.25hr)
  • Arizona Public Defender Association
  • 2012
  • Firearms Familiarization (CLE-1hr)
  • Maricopa County Public Defender's Office
  • 2012
  • Battles in the Trenches at the Front Line (CLE-1.5hr)
  • Arizona Public Defender Association
  • 2012
  • Intro to Sex Crime Defense (Part II) (CLE-1.5hr)
  • Arizona Public Defender Association
  • 2012
  • 2012 Search and Seizure Update (CLE-1.5hr)
  • Arizona Public Defender Association
  • 2012
  • Annual Case Law Update (CLE-1.5hr)
  • Arizona Public Defender Association
  • 2012
  • The NICHD Protocols...(CLE-1.5hr)
  • Arizona Public Defender Association
  • 2012
  • Haiti Crisis Update...(CLE-1.0)hr)
  • West Legal Ed Center
  • 2010
  • Pay to Play Rule (CLE-1.0hr)
  • West Legal Ed Center
  • 2010
  • Introduction to WestlawNext (CLE-1.0hr)
  • West Legal Ed Center
  • 2010
  • Legal Implications of Arizona SB 1070 (CLE-1.25hr)
  • West Legal Ed Center
  • 2010
  • Potential Impact of SB1070 (CLE-1.0hr)
  • Maricopa County Public Defender's Office
  • 2010
  • Rule 32-Post-Conviction Relief Survival Guide (CLE-1.5hr)
  • Maricopa County Public Defender's Office
  • 2010
  • Offender Screening Tool Training/ Zach Dal Pra (CLE-2.0hr)
  • Maricopa County Public Defender's Office
  • 2010
  • PI from A to Z, A comprehensive Overview... (CLE-2.75hr)
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2010
  • Personal Injury Claims: Important Updates...(CLE-1.5hr)
  • West Legal Ed Center
  • 2010
  • Basic Skills of Trial Practice 10746-404 (CLE-5hr)
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2010
  • Client Engagement Letters... (CLE-1.75hr)
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2008
  • Client Interviewing/Fact Investigation (CLE-1.25hr)
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2008
  • Motion Strategy and Importance of Motion Practice (CLE-1.5hr)
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Goodyear, Arizona
  • Being a Catholic Lawyer
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (58)
Given (117)
Endorse Paul
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He does great work for his clients!"
Arbitration Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is an excellent attorney. He sincerely cares about his clients and works hard to gain a favorable outcome. You will not be disappointed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul proved to be an invaluable asset in a very important trial where our respective clients were able to get a fantastic outcome, due in significant part to his insight and efforts. He is trustworthy and compassionate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Paul for quite some time. He is a dedicated and aggressive lawyer who fights for his clients. I have personally witnessed Paul's lawyering skills in the courtroom and believe he is a top-notch lawyer whose adversarial skills are second to none!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Knost. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I really want all people to contact him for help."
Unknown Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for all the hard work that is put into helping clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Knost for many years. We had a case together where we represented co-defendants. He is a great person and a very hard working and trustworthy attorney. He knows the law and will work hard for you."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Paul for several years. Paul thoroughly investigates his Client's cases and works very hard to get great results"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney and highly recommended as an asset to this community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Paul. Experience matters and you will get it here. Excellent local endorsements and reviews speak volumes. Read them. If your in the area call him first for a consultation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very well respected in the legal community."
Arbitration Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Knost is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients"
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