S. Douglas Knox, Partner


Doug Knox is a commercial litigator whose practice involves a wide range of disputes spanning the banking, franchise, insurance, real estate, and construction industries. His experience includes the following: representing franchisors and employers enforcing non-competition and other restrictive covenants; defending lenders from unfair lending practices claims; defending franchisors from claims of wrongful termination, business tort, and breach of contract; defending consumer claims brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act; defending insurance brokerage firms from claims of negligence and breach of fiduciary duty; representing developers and contractors in contractual and construction disputes; and defending companies and officers sued for violating securities laws.

Mr. Knox has significant experience with jury and bench trials, evidentiary and summary judgment hearings, and arbitrations and mediations. He has also worked on appeals throughout Florida and in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2004)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Order of the Barrister
    • Moot Court Board (President)
  • University of Florida (B.A., 2000)
    • high honors

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida

Professional and Civic Activities

  • The Florida Bar (Pro Bono Policies Chair, Appellate Practice Section)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association (Member)
  • Voices for Children (Board of Directors: Member)

Professional Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers–Rising Stars 2010 Edition (Business Litigation)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated