About

CONTACT KNOWLES LAW FIRM, PC AT 1 (843) 810-7596

Brian MORRIS KNowles

Brian M. Knowles’ background in international studies and human rights fosters a keen sense of awareness of the trending development in areas of consumer protection and individual rights on a local, regional, and global scale.  Mr. Knowles has a strong belief in seeing that the rule of law is followed and peoples’ rights are protected from abuses by powerful and influential interests, multinational corporations,  or government entities.  Mr. Knowles is a relentless litigator and advocate for his clients, and his law firm has recovered millions of dollars in redress.  On a personal level, Mr. Knowles has a strong interest in the arts, music, photography, and surfing, and he utilizes the attributes from his interests to be an innovative and creative problem solver in all aspects of his cases.  Knowles Law Firm, PC believes in and fights for human dignity and respect for all people.

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Bar Admissions AND Licenses

SOUTH CAROLINA &
WASHINGTON, DC

U.S. DISTRICT COURT, DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (VA) ACCREDITED

ADMITTED SOLICITOR OF THE SENIOR COURTS OF ENGLAND AND WALES

U.S. COURT OF APPEALS, FOURTH CIRCUIT

U.S. SUPREME COURT

U.S. COURT OF APPEALS, FEDERAL CIRCUIT

ADMITTED SOLICITOR OF THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

EDUCATION

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON

B.A., Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, emphasis in International Politics

ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

LL.M., Master of Laws, Intercultural Human Rights Law
Co-Valedictorian; summa cum laude

J.D., Juris Doctor

Intercultural Human Rights Law Certificate

Deans List (3 semesters)

Book Awards (represents being the preeminent student with the top grade for each respective class):

Interviewing, Counseling & Negotiations
Church-State Seminar
Introduction to Human Rights Philosophy & Law
Protection of Refugees
Administrative Law
International Covenant on Civil & Political Rights
Human Rights of the Child
European System of Human Rights Protection
Humanitarian Law

TEACHING

SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY

Adjunct Justice Studies Instructor, International Criminal Justice (Spring 2012)

ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

SOUTH CAROLINA BAR ASSOCIATION

2008-2009 Graduate, Inaugural YLD Leadership Program

2006-2011 Chairperson, Disaster Relief Committee

2008-2009 Coordinator, Wills Clinic Committee

2007-2008 Co-Chairperson and Chairperson, Willis Clinic Committee

2006-2007 Member, Wills Clinics Committee

2007-2009 Appointment as Member, Long Range Planning Committee

2007-2012 Member, International Law Committee

2007-2012 Member, Real Estate Section

2007-2012 Member, Construction Law Section

THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BAR ASSOCIATION

2007-2012 Member, International Law Section

THE LAW SOCIETY OF ENGLAND AND WALES

CHARLESTON COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

2008-2010 Appointment as National Vice-Director, Disaster Legal Services

2008-2011 Member, Advisory Panel

2007-2012 Member, International Law Section

2007-2012 Member, International Human Rights Committee

2007-2012 Member, Middle East Committee

2007-2012 Member, International Courts Committee

2007-2012 Member, NGO & Not-for-Profit Organizations Committee

2007-2012 Member, UN & International Institutions Coordinating Committee

AWARDS

2009 South Carolina Bar, Young Lawyers’ Division, Leadership Academy, Graduate of the Inaugural Class

2009 South Carolina Bar, Young Lawyers’ Division, Leadership Academy, “Certificate of Achievement”

2009 South Carolina Bar, Young Lawyers’ Division, Certificate of Appreciation

2007-2008 South Carolina Bar, Young Lawyers’ Division, Star of the Quarter

2006-2007 South Carolina Bar, Young Lawyers’ Division, Star of the Quarter

MEDIA APPEARANCES

Video interview with Charleston Live 5 News television station (March 2009):  City of North Charleston Wills Clinic

Interview and article in the South Carolina Young Lawyer (March 2009):  ABA/YLD Disaster Legal Services Program

Mentioning of participation in the South Carolina Bar News (February 2009):  Leadership Academy Graduates Recognized

Video interview with the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (October 2008):  Wills Clinic Committee

Coverage in the South Carolina Bar News (April 2008):  March 2008, Sumter Wills Clinic

Interview with the Sumter The Item (March 2008):  March 2008, Sumter Wills Clinic

Interview with the South Carolina Lawyer News (October 2007):  Wills Clinic Committee

Featured in the South Carolina Lawyer (September 2007):  Wills Clinic Committee, Check Presentation to the City of Charleston Fire Department

Interview with the North and South Carolina Lawyers Weekly (June 2007):  Disaster Relief and Preparedness

Interview with the Charleston Post and Courier (October 2006):  Wills Clinic for Mt. Pleasant, SC

Radio appearances on WOIC 1230 AM:  South Carolina Bar Segment (August and September 2007, Columbia, SC):  Wills Clinic Committee and Disaster Relief and Preparedness for Law Firms and the General Public:  Are You Prepared?

Radio appearances on WOIC 1230 AM:  South Carolina Bar Segment (March and May 2007, Columbia, SC):  Plaquemines Parish Relief Project

Co-guest speaker at the South Carolina Deaf Association Annual Convention (Summer 2005, Charleston, SC):  Living Wills

CONTACT KNOWLES LAW FIRM, PC AT 1 (843) 810-7596

If you or a loved one has been injured or harmed by the conduct of others, you have legal rights.

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