Ragsdale Liggett PLLC has announced that John Edward McKnight has joined the firm as an associate attorney in the litigation department. In this position, McKnight will focus on general and civil litigation, handling cases involving construction law, employment law and contract disputes. McKnight is a member of the American Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, the Wake County Bar Association, the 10th Judicial District Court and the National Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is admitted to practice before all North Carolina state courts, as well as the Federal Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
Prior to joining Ragsdale Liggett, McKnight served as an associate attorney for Hatch, Little & Bunn, LLP in Raleigh, where he managed all aspects of the firm’s Domestic Law practice. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1999 from the University of Central Florida in Orlando and his Juris Doctor from the Wake Forest University School of Law in 2004. Born in Greensboro, N.C. and reared in Naples, Fla., McKnight resides in Raleigh.
“We are honored to welcome John to Ragsdale Liggett,” said Frank Liggett, managing partner and a founding member at Ragsdale Liggett PLLC. “His prior professional experience and his dedication to the practice of law ensures us that he will be an enormous asset to our team at Ragsdale Liggett.”
About Ragsdale Liggett PLLC
The law firm of Ragsdale Liggett PLLC is comprised of lawyers with extensive legal expertise across a broad range of practice areas. Known for their innovations in the arena of corporate law, Ragsdale Liggett lawyers are equipped to handle all of a business' legal needs, including formation, day-to-day business counseling, acquisition, disposition, merger and dissolution of companies ranging in size from small local businesses to national financial institutions and large international insurance conglomerates. The diverse real estate practice group at Ragsdale Liggett handles a wide variety of real estate transactions, from residential purchases and sales to all aspects of commercial real estate development, including entity formation, final project completion, complex public and private bond financing transactions, and the privatization of university student housing. Since its formation in 1972, the firm has developed an extraordinary reputation in the area of civil litigation and has enjoyed significant courtroom successes ranging from local state courts to the United States Supreme Court in areas with far-reaching implications, such as insurance/reinsurance coverage disputes, shareholder derivative actions, ERISA disputes, professional negligence defense, catastrophic personal injury defense and complex construction disputes.