After litigating cases for over 25 years, Michael C. Knecht has represented insurance companies, corporate America, injured victims and their families. Since Mr. Knecht has represented both sides, this has increased his effectiveness and served as a sword and shield for his clients.
Whether recovering the policy limits from the insurance company, or $6,000,000.00 from corporate America, Mr. Knecht has dedicated his practice to helping others.
As for the level of Mr. Knecht’s experience, he tried the first aircrash disaster case in 1986 when representing Delta Airlines in Aircrash at Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport on August 2, 1985, Kathy Reynolds, et al v. Delta Airlines, Inc., MDL Docket No. 657, Civil Action No. 4-85-882K, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. In addition, Mr. Knecht has been a member of the Florida Bar Judicial Administrative, Selection and Tenure Committee (JAST) and served as the Chairman on the Florida Bar JAST Sub-Committee on Expediting Jury and Non-Jury Trials.
Mr. Knecht is a native Floridian and a graduate of Florida State University. He received his law degree from Cumberland School of Law and served as a federal law clerk to the Honorable James Lawrence King, then Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida. Mr. Knecht is a member of the Florida Bar, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and the Palm Beach County Bar Association.
As for Mr. Knecht’s legal ability and ethical standards, Martindale-Hubbell has given Mr. Knecht its highest rating. Legal ability and ethical standards for lawyers have been appearing in Martindale-Hubbell for over 100 years, with a company imperative to publish fair and accurate ratings. These ratings are a result of an extensive, confidential solicitation of opinions from members of the Florida Bar and Judiciary and is important because it is a public confirmation of the status Mr. Knecht has achieved as a highly respected, ethical member of the Florida Bar.