Chris Knight


Education and Clerkships

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2015, valedictorian; summa cum laude; Order of the Coif; lead articles editor, SMU Law Review

B.B.A., Abilene Christian University, 2012

  • Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Leslie H. Southwick, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2016-2017
  • Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Jeff Brown, Texas Supreme Court, 2015-2016


Texas, 2015

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


As a former law clerk to both state and federal appellate judges, Chris Knight understands how judges make decisions. He now uses his in-chambers insight to advance his clients’ interests through well-crafted legal arguments.

Before clerking, Chris graduated first in his class from SMU Dedman School of Law, where he served as lead articles editor on the SMU Law Review and as an officer in the Christian Legal Society. He also actively served his community during law school, volunteering with an organization that combated urban blight in West Dallas and teaching government and civics to Dallas middle school students.

Chris is a member of the Appellate and Litigation Sections of the Texas State Bar and the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society. Outside the office, Chris is active in his congregation and enjoys playing tennis as well as spending time with his wife, Brittany, and daughter, Grace.

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