Camille M. Knight
Concentrating her practice in federal criminal cases, Camille Knight has represented individuals and companies during investigations and pre-indictment dispositions, achieving several non-prosecution agreements for her clients.
She has also represented hundreds of clients in criminal proceedings post-indictment, through trial, in appeals and in postconviction litigation.
Knight has experience in all types of cases, including federal white-collar investigations, securities fraud, bankruptcy fraud, healthcare fraud, wire fraud, government contracting, drug conspiracies, firearms trafficking, human trafficking, and robberies.
She has represented individuals in federal habeas proceedings and has tried numerous cases in federal and state courts in Texas and Illinois. Knight has also argued several times before the Fifth and Seventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals, winning appeals on behalf of her clients.
Knight has also represented companies and municipalities in federal civil litigation involving alleged antitrust violations, trademark and trade secret misappropriation, civil rights violations, contract actions, construction litigation and products liability matters. She has provided counsel to companies on issues including employment law, contract, trademark, securities, and oil & gas issues.
A 2000 magna cum laude graduate of University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, Knight first served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Paul D. Stickney in Dallas. She then worked at one of the largest Texas law firms at the time. Knight then joined the Office of the Federal Defender in Dallas where she gained criminal trial and appellate experience. She next went to Chicago and worked for a large firm, concentrating on federal trials of civil cases, including defending the City of Chicago in civil rights litigation. Knight then came back to Dallas and has been in private practice focusing on criminal defense and appeals for well over a decade.
Knight is a member of the American Bar Association, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Women’s White Collar Defense Association, the Federal Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association, the William “Mac” Taylor Inn of Court, and the North Texas Federal Criminal Practice Inn of Court. She has spoken on several topics in continuing legal education seminars and at Bench Bar conferences. Knight also serves as the national representative for the Criminal Justice Act panel for the Northern District of Texas.
J.D., University of Illinois Chicago School of Law
Honors: magna cum laude, Moot Court, International Arbitration Moot, Mock Trial, Law Review
B.A., The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Honors: cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
United States Supreme Court, 2007
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
William “Mac” Taylor American Inn of Court, Secretary/Treasurer
American Bar Association
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Women’s White Collar Defense Association
Dallas Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association – Federal Civil Practice Committee (former)
North Texas Federal Criminal Practice American Inn of Court, Counselor
- D Magazine Best Lawyers 2020, 2021
- Martindale Hubbell AV Rated