Daniel J. Knight


Professional and Educational background

Daniel J. Knight is a construction law and construction defect attorney and a licensed California contractor. Knight’s practice focuses on keeping matters from going to litigation through prevention, planning, and negotiation. However, if litigation is required Knight has trial expertise.

Acting as a consulting and litigation expert witness in construction-related engagements, Knight offers opinions on constructability and feasibility of repairs in residential and commercial construction. Knight offers standard or cares opinions for “A” General Engineering Contractors, “B” General Building Contractors, and “C-36” Plumbing Contractors in California.

Years of experience in the field: 21

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Consulting and Training Expertise

  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Construction Disputes
  • Construction Accounting
  • Trial Expert Witness
  • Project Risk Consulting

Professional Background

  • California Attorney
  • California Real Estate Broker
  • California General Engineering Contractor
  • California General Building Contractor
  • California Plumbing Contractor

Relevant Published Papers

  1. Trial Testimony as Construction Expert Witness: San Luis Obispo Superior Court 17CV-0424
  2. Construction Attorney: San Luis Obispo Superior Court 19CVP-0251
  3. Construction Attorney: San Luis Obispo Superior Court 20CVP-0176
  4. Construction Attorney: Federal Court {Nothern District of Califorina} 4:19-cv-02901-HSG
  5. Expert Witness on more than 100 matters in California.


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