Phone: (860) 522-8338
Fax: (860) 728-0401
B.A. Connecticut College, 1982
J.D. University of Connecticut School of Law, 1986
State of Connecticut, 1986
United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, 1987
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1991
United States Supreme Court, 2006
AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale Hubbell
Selected as one of Top 25: 2013 Women Connecticut Super Lawyers
Listed in Super Lawyers, 2006-2007, 2009-2013
Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010 for Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
Appointed to the Committee on Admissions and Grievances for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit by the Honorable Dennis Jacobs, Chief Judge. (2010-present)
Professional Disciplinary Matters, Ethics Consultations and Bar Admissions; Connecticut and Second Circuit Appellate Litigation; Appellate Consultation in Trial Proceedings, State and Federal Trial Consultation and Litigation.
Attorney Knox represents attorneys before grievance panels, at public hearings before the Statewide Grievance Committee, and in presentments and appeals. She also represents clients as to the unauthorized practice of law matters. Attorney Knox represents attorneys seeking reinstatement or readmission to the Connecticut Bar and represents candidates for bar admission before the Bar Examining Committee. She consults with attorneys on random audits of client's funds accounts by the Statewide Grievance Committee. Attorney Knox consults with firms on a myriad of issues involving the Rules of Professional Conduct. Attorney Knox also handles matters involving the State of Connecticut Code of Ethics, including investigation and evaluation of complaints before the OSE. She represents clients before the Citizen's Ethics Advisory Board.
Attorney Knox has served as an expert witness on professionalism and the rules of professional conduct in grievance and in legal malpractice matters.
Attorney Knox handles civil litigation in the Connecticut appellate courts and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. She also consults on trial matters from an appellate perspective. Attorney Knox and Attorney Horton co-founded the Appellate Advocacy Institute of the Connecticut Bar Association, an intensive three day appellate practice program. With Attorney Daniel Klau, she was founder and co-chair of the Connecticut Bar Association Appellate Advocacy Committee from 2006 to 2009. She is a member of the American Bar Association Judicial Division, Institute of Appellate Counsel.
Attorney Knox handles civil trial consultation and litigation in Connecticut's state and federal trial courts. She is a member and former Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association Litigation Section.
- President of the Connecticut Bar Association (2013-2014)
- President, Council of Bar Presidents (2012-2013)
- Chair, CBA Legislative Policy and Review Committee (2012-2013)
- Chair, CBA Rule of Law Conference (2012)
- Former Chair, Pro Bono Committee of CBA (2011-2012)
- Co-Chair and Founder, Appellate Advocacy Institute (2004, 2005, 2007, 2012)
- Vice-Chair CBA Professional Ethics Committee (2010-2011); Member (1989-present); Editor for CBA, Professional Discipline Digest, (summary of Statewide Grievance Committee decisions) (2007-2012)
- Member, CBA Rule of Law Conference (2010)
- Former Founding Co-Chair CBA Appellate Advocacy Committee (2006-2009)
- Member, CBA Committee on Liaison with State Government (2004-2010)
- Former Chair, CBA Litigation Section (1999-2001); Member, CBA Litigation Section (1989-present)
- Member Rule, CBA Law Blog Task Force (2011)
- Sustaining Life Fellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows (2006-present)
- Appointed Member, CBA Task Force for Judicial Independence (1998-1999), the Task Force on Grievance Procedures (1997-1998) and the CBA Task Force on Client's Fund Security (1996-1997)
- Member, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) (2002-present)
- Member, ABA Judicial Division, Institute of Appellate Counsel (2006-present)
- Member, ABA Litigation Section (1990-present)
- Member, ABA Center for Professional Responsibility (2002-present)
- American Counsel Association: Member (2007-present)
Attorney Knox is co-author of the Connecticut Practice Book Annotated with Attorney Horton and other members of the firm including an annual review of ethics matters in the Connecticut Bar Journal with co-author Attorney Brendon Levesque since 2009.
Attorney Knox and was featured in the Woman in the Law Special Section of the Connecticut Law Tribune.
She is a frequent contributor to legal publications including an annual review of ethics matters in the Connecticut Bar Journal with co-author Attorney Brendon Levesque since 2009. She has spoken on appellate and ethics topics at seminars and bar meetings.
Some of the more notable cases in which Attorney Knox has argued or been substantially involved include:
Western Dermatology Consultants, P.C. v. Vitalworks, 146 Conn. App. (2013)
Bauer v. Bauer, 308 Conn. 124 (2013)
Ackerman v. Sobol Family Partnership, LLP, 298 Conn. 495 (2010)
Town of Branford v. Santa Barbara, 294 Conn. 785 (2010)
Town of Branford v. Santa Barbara, 294 Conn. 803 (2010)
Parrotta v. Parrotta, 119 Conn. App. 472 (2010)
Statewide Grievance Committee v. Rapopart, 119 Conn. App. 269 (2010)
National RR Passenger Corp. v. O and G Industries, 537 F. 3d 153 (2008), cert. denied, 129 S.Ct. 2043 (2009)
Pelletier v. Sordoni/Skanska Constr Co., 286 Conn. 563 (2008)
Johnson v. Atkinson, 283 Conn. 243 (2007)
Charash v. McVerry, 96 Conn. App. 589, cert. denied, 280 Conn. 934 (2006)
Maritime Ventures v. Norwalk, 277 Conn. 800 (2006)
Bee v. Bee, 266 Conn. 932 (2003)
Wagner v. Clark Equipment Co., Inc., 259 Conn. 114 (2002)
Statewide Grievance Committee v. Spirer, 247 Conn. 762
Haymond v. Statewide Grievance Committee, 247 Conn. 436
In re Dean, 246 Conn. 183 (1998)
Wagner v. Clark Equipment Co., Inc., 243 Conn. 168 (1997)
Metropolitan Dist. v. Town of Burlington, 241 Conn. 382
Doe v. Manheimer, 212 Conn. 748 (1989)
Gold v. Newman, 211 Conn. 631 (1989)
Hagist v. Washburn, 16 Conn. App. 83 (1988)
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