Clinical Teaching Fellow
Mediation Clinic for Families
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 410
Administrative Assistant: Stephanie Pinkney Lee
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 412
J.D., University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
B.A., SUNY College at Fredonia
Areas of Expertise
Knight joined the School of Law as a clinical teaching fellow in 2022. Prior to joining UBalt Law, he was the director of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Division at the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. Knight and his team managed the operations of the division while also conducting over 300 appellate mediations, including contract, tort, estate, guardianship, foreclosure, real property, and domestic disputes and conflicts.
Prior to being promoted to director, Knight was a staff attorney-mediator at the ADR division. He came to the court from private practice, where he specialized in family law mediations for English- and Spanish-speaking clients and counseled clients on securities regulatory matters.
Since 1998 while a practicing attorney, Knight has been a mediator in over 400 cases for various circuit courts, specializing in child access and domestic/financial property cases.
Before entering private practice in 2011, he managed the Office of Professional Review at the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., and later was promoted to government affairs counsel, as its lobbyist in D.C. Knight started his legal career as a staff attorney at the Securities Division in the Office of the Attorney General for Maryland.
Knight is the former chair of the Maryland State Bar Association’s ADR Section Council, served as chair of several committees under the council, and is a Maryland Bar Fellow with the Maryland Bar Foundation. He was involved with the Court of Appeals’ Judicial Council’s ADR Committee as staff to the committee, and also was a member of the Committee’s Work Group on the Standards of Conduct for Mediators. He was an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and University of Baltimore School of Law, where he taught Basic Mediation Skills, Negotiations and other ADR processes.
Knight received his B.A. in English from the State University of New York College at Fredonia in 1992, where he was president of the Student Government Association and vice president of the Black Student Union. He earned a J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in 1996, where he was also president of the Student Bar Association. While in law school, he participated in the Juvenile Justice Clinic.
“Honoring Toby Treem Guerin,” Maryland State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Newsletter, Spring 2021, p.1
“Message from the Chair,” Maryland State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Newsletter, Winter 2020 to 2021, p.1
“Chief Judge Bell Award,” Maryland State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Newsletter, Fall 2019, p.5
District of Columbia's Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking's response to the SEC's Proposed Rule For Certain Broker-Dealers Deemed Not To Be Investment Advisers S.E.C. File Number S7-25-99 at http://www.sec.gov/rules/proposed/s72599/tamiles0223705.pdf
“Maryland Standards of Conduct for Mediators and Court-Designated Mediators,” April 2021, Maryland State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Spring Event (moderator/organizer)
“Mediator Ethics in a Changing World,” May 2019, Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County (presenter)
“Trial is Not the End: Dynamic Approaches in Appellate Mediation to Reach Ultimate Resolution,” Association of Family and Conciliation Courts 55th Annual Conference, Compassionate Family Court Systems: The Role of Trauma-Informed Jurisprudence (presenter)