Elizabeth C. Knight
Elizabeth Knight is a litigator with extensive experience in state and federal court. She is a member of Dunn Carney’s Litigation Team, and her practice focuses on commercial litigation, trust and estate disputes, legal malpractice defense, and agriculture-related litigation. Elizabeth also frequently serves as local counsel for out-of-state attorneys and clients.
With every case she handles, Elizabeth strives to find creative solutions that lead to good results for the client as early in the case as possible. She uses a holistic approach, balancing vigorous advocacy with measured, strategic litigation, consistent with the client’s goals.
Elizabeth is Dunn Carney’s Hiring Partner, the chair of Dunn Carney Cares (the firm’s private foundation), and a founding member of the IDEA Squad (the firm’s diversity and inclusion committee). She also served as the former chair of Dunn Carney’s charitable giving and pro bono programs, and currently serves as Past President of the Campaign for Equal Justice Board of Directors and a Director on the Multnomah Bar Foundation Board of Directors. Elizabeth views pro bono work as part of her professional responsibility and was recognized by the Oregon State Bar for her countless hours of service with the 2015 President’s Public Service Award.
U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, 1999
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, 2012
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, 2014
University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1999; Oregon Law Review, Executive Editor
University of Colorado, B.A., English, cum laude, 1992
Co-Author, Civil Litigation Chapter, Oregon Statutory Time Limitations, 2010, 2014, & 2018 editions
Speaker, “Oregon’s New Paid Sick Leave Laws,” Dunn Carney Ag Summit, January 2016
Speaker, “Top 10 Tips for Being Prepared for a DOL Investigation,” Washington Farm Bureau, April 2016
Speaker, “Hot Goods Litigation,” Oregon Farm Bureau, February 2014
Oregon State Bar: House of Delegates, 2016-present; Client Security Fund Committee, member 2002-2005, Chair 2004-2005
Campaign for Equal Justice Board of Directors: Past President, April 2020-present; President, 2017-2020; Vice President, 2015-2017; Secretary, 2014-2015; Director, 2011-present. Member of CEJ Finance Committee, Personnel Committee, Endowment Committee and Governance Committee, 2017-2020
Multnomah Bar Association: Board of Directors, 2013-2016; Professionalism Committee, 2013-2014; Court Liaison Committee, 2009-2011; Judicial Screening Committee, 2007-2009; Equality Committee, 2003-2006; YLS Board of Directors, 2004-2005; Pro Bono Committee, 2001-2003
Multnomah Bar Foundation Board of Directors: Director, January 2020-present
Member, Portland Business Journal’s PDX BizWomen Coalition
Member, Oregon Women Lawyers
Member, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
Alumni, Portland Business Alliance’s Leadership Portland, Class of 2009
Pro Bono Volunteer, Legal Aid Night Clinic
Past Pro Bono Volunteer, Legal Aid Domestic Violence Project