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Clayton O. Knowles

Associate


Practice Areas

Automobile LitigationInsurance CoverageProperty Insurance

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law (J.D., 2014)
  • University of Georgia (B.B.A., 2011)

Biography

Clayton “Clay” O. Knowles practices in the areas of insurance coverage, commercial litigation, property insurance, automobile liability, arson and fraud and premises liability. He has defended some of Georgia’s most prominent insurance companies and their insureds in litigation involving automobile policies, homeowners policies and commercial general liability policies.

Mr. Knowles has effectively litigated complex matters through trial and defended coverage disputes around Georgia. He has gained trial and deposition experience with first- and third-party automobile insurance litigation. He has also drafted and argued dispositive motions, evaluated coverage issues and defenses and negotiated settlements across all areas of his practice. He achieves success in the courtroom by combining his skill in evaluating claims with an aggressive approach in defending his clients.

Mr. Knowles graduated, cum laude, from the University of Georgia with a B.B.A. in economics in 2011. He returned to Athens to obtain his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2014. While in law school, Mr. Knowles won the award for Best Oralist at the Georgia Intrastate Moot Court Competition. He also served as the executive chairman of UGA Law’s Moot Court program and as a pupil in the Lumpkin Inn of Court.


Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia

Interests/Additional Information

In his spare time, Mr. Knowles is an avid supporter of the Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons. He also enjoys music, movies, golf, cooking, traveling and spending time with his wife, Kate.


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