Adam O. Knight

Adam O. Knight

Of Counsel
Brentwood, Tennessee

Adam Knight focuses his practice on litigation and contract negotiation related to construction, real estate and development, products liability and general business.

In addition to general contract disputes, Adam's litigation and appellate practice primarily involves representing owners (public and private), developers, tenants, contractors, subcontractors and designers in various types of construction and real estate related disputes involving issues such as construction and design defects, scheduling, disruption and delay clain1s, codes violations, licensing require1nents, payment claims, mechanics' and materialmen's liens, prompt pay claims, lease disputes, option and purchase disputes, property line disputes, eminent domain, products liability, personal injury, wrongful death and consumer protection act claims (TCPA). A significant portion of this practice has involved mediation, arbitration and judicial settlement conferences.

Adam's transactional practice primarily involves reviewing, drafting and negotiating construction, design, maintenance, service and other agreements related to real estate development. He has extensive experience with the forms of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Documents) and other design and construction contract forms, and the types of projects have included schools, commercial mixed-use buildings, single-family residential, multi-family units, tenant build-outs, utility improvements, apartments, condominiums throughout the mid-south.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Construction Litigation
  • 10% Constructional Transactional
  • 20% Commercial Litigation
  • 10% Property Development
  • 10% Products Liability & Tort Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2013


  • Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1996
    • Honors: AAJ National Mock Trial Team
  • Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
    • B.S. - 1991
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science(Pre-Law)


  • The Art of Arbitration, Tennessee Bar Association, 2015 - Present
  • The Legal Value of the Written Word, Contract Specifications Institute, 2015 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Selection into and completion of Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Program

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Nashville Bar Association, Member
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Forum on Construction Law, Member, 2015 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel, Member, 2009 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Dickinson Wright PLLC, Member, 2009 - 2015
  • Stewart, Estes & Donnell PLC, Associate, 2002 - 2009

Pro Bono Activities

  • Wills for Heros, 2012 - Present
  • Pro Bono Appointment from Tennessee Bar Association, 2009 - Present


  • Spanish