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Brett Knight

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Birmingham, Alabama






Brett H. Knight is a Partner of the Birmingham, Alabama law firm of Jaffe, Hanle, Whisonant & Knight, P.C. with extensive trial and litigation experience. He concentrates his practice in the areas of criminal defense, white collar crime, drug crimes, DUI and general civil litigation.

After growing up in Selma, Alabama, he attended the University of Alabama where he received his B.S. in Political Science, graduating magna cum laude in 2009. Brett then received his J.D. from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 2012.

Whether in federal, state, or municipal court, he has continued to provide his clients with zealous and vigorous representation. His experience allows him to work for the best interest of his clients whether that is guiding them through an investigation, negotiating a resolution before an indictment, working for the best possible plea, going to trial or fighting through the appellate process. He fights for his clients through every step of the process.

Areas of Practice

90% Criminal Law
10% General Civil

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

Alabama, 2010
U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 2010
Supreme Court of Alabama, 2010


Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama – May, 2012
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, B.S. magna cum laude - May, 2009

Honors and Awards

Cumberland School of Law

Honors: National Negotiation Team 2010
Honors: Trial Advocacy Board – Board Member
Honors: Trial Advocacy Board - Senior Membership
Honors: National Trial Competition – Co-Chair

University of Alabama

Honors: University Honors Program
Honors: Sigma Alpha Lambda (National Leadership and Honor Organization)
Honors: Phi Eta Sigma (Freshman Honor Society)
Honors: National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Honors: Golden Key Honour Society
Honors: Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society)

Professional Associations and Memberships

National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers (ACDLA)
Greater Birmingham Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (GBCDLA)
Birmingham Bar Association
Alabama Young Lawyer's Association

Past Employment Positions

Jaffe & Drennan, P.C. - Associate Attorney (2012-2015)
Jaffe & Drennan, P.C. – Summer Law Clerk (2011-2012)
District Court of Alabama – 4th Circuit, Judge Robert Armstrong – Summer Law Clerk


Sigma Nu

"No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers."

Speaking Engagements
Richard Jaffe will be speaking at a Leadership Birmingham event Thursday January 12th, 2017 at 1:45pm - 2:45pm. Click here to view the full event schedule.