Michael D. McKnight

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Michael McKnight provides counsel to and represents employers in all types of labor and employment matters. In addition to representing employers in courts and arbitration proceedings, Michael has extensive experience as an advocate for employers in administrative agency proceedings, investigations, and audits before state and federal Equal Employment Opportunity, Occupational Safety and Health, and Wage and Hour enforcement agencies. He routinely advises employers in investigating and responding to workplace accidents, injuries, and fatalities.

Michael regularly works with employers in the agriculture, automotive, construction, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, retail, technology, transportation, and utilities industries. He also represents and advises non-profit organizations, schools, and governmental agencies and officials on matters involving civil rights and campaign finance laws and state and federal constitutional requirements.

Michael enjoys working with clients to find innovative, practical, and cost-effective solutions to litigation and workplace issues and partnering with clients to take proactive steps to avoid costly and time-consuming legal problems.

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Since joining the firm after graduating from law school, Michael has spent his career working with clients on a wide variety of matters including the following:


Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • North Carolina Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section Council Member)
  • Wake County Bar Association


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