Patrick Eugene Knie Esq.

Patrick Eugene Knie Esq.

Spartanburg, South Carolina

Mr. Knie has been representing injured and disabled people for 30 years.

I enjoy fighting large corporations, insurance companies banks and employers when they choose to mistreat my clients. I truly love the practice of law and particularly the courtroom.

Mr. Knie never charges a fee for consultations and case evaluations. There is no fee charged until there has been a recovery in a case.

Formerly the senior partner of a law firm specializing in trial work for injured people, Mr. Knie has chosen to limit his practice to litigation of significant civil damage suits. Practicing law in the Spartanburg area for 30 years, he is well known in the community. He is frequently associated by other attorneys to assist in significant litigation. He has participated in numerous significant trials in both the state court and federal court system. Mr. Knie has stated his philosophy for practicing law effectively:

My clients are very important to me, and I try to treat them as I would like to be treated. I am careful to listen to my clients and communicate with them. There is nothing more rewarding than receiving a “thank you” from a satisfied client. That is why I have chosen not to represent large corporations, insurance companies, creditors and employers. While I have the deepest respect for the medical profession, I also undertake medical malpractice cases when I believe the case is meritorious. Over the years I have invested heavily in the latest technology to compete effectively with large law firms. Most importantly, I am fortunate to have a professional staff that is both experienced and caring to assist my clients.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • Wrongful Death - Plaintiff
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Social Security Disability
  • Mesothelioma
  • Dangerous and Defective Products
  • Insurance Company Bad Faith
  • Burn Injuries
  • Class Actions -- Plaintiff
  • Complex Litigation
  • Defective Machinery Causing Industrial Accidents
  • Medical Products & Devices
  • Motor Vehicle Defects
  • Pharmaceutical Products
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Mediation
  • State & Federal Trial Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina, 1972
  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1974


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina
    • J.D. - 1972
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
    • B.S. - 1969
    • Major: History


  • Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices and Fair Credit Reporting Act, South Carolina Bar, 2000

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2003 - Present
  • Board of Visitor University of South Carolina, 2002 - Present
  • Outstanding Lawyers in America
  • Who's Who In American Colleges and Universities, 1969
  • Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2014
  • Best Lawyers in Greenville
  • AV Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South Carolina Association for Justice, Member
  • South Carolina Association for Justice, Member, 1973 - Present
  • South Carolina Association for Justice, Board of Governors, 2000 - 2006

Past Employment Positions

  • Knie, White & Anthony, Senior Partner, 1977 - 1999