H. Edward "Eddie" Knox is the senior managing partner of Knox, Brotherton, Knox & Godfrey. He is a Board Certified Trial Specialist with the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Eddie was chosen by North Carolina attorneys and recognized by Business North Carolina magazine as a Legal Elite in 2003, 2005, and 2006. Eddie has an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is a "very high to preeminent" rating among his peers. He is also the recipient of the Super Lawyers Award for 2006 - 2011. In 2008, Eddie was inducted into the General Practice Hall of Fame by the North Carolina Bar Association.
Eddie was a Babcock Scholar and received his juris doctorate at Wake Forest Law School. He graduated from North Carolina State University as the Most Distinguished Graduate in the School of Education. Eddie served as President of both the Law School Student Body and the N.C. State Student Body.
Eddie has also served as chairman of numerous state commissions and local community organizations, including roles as a State Senator as well as Mayor of Charlotte, NC.
Eddie's active practice includes trial work in the area of personal injury, medical malpractice, workers' compensation and condemnation. He and his wife, fellow attorney Frances S. Knox, try personal injury cases as a team.
Eddie Knox has a long history of going the extra mile for his clients. For example, Eddie traveled to Whiteville, North Carolina to meet with a client who had lost her husband in a serious car accident. She and her late husband were driving home from a friend’s funeral service when they were struck by a negligent driver. Eddie’s client had been a beautician and as a result of her injuries was no longer able to work. Eddie was able to obtain the policy limits from the adverse insurance company for his client and later handled the estate of the deceased husband. To this day, she continues to call Eddie to say hello and express her gratitude for helping her through a devastating and trying period in her life.
Eddie Knox was recently able to convince the Industrial Commission to overturn their original decision to deny his client’s worker’s compensation claim for injuries sustained while on the job. Eddie’s client had been driving for work-related purposes and was involved in a car accident. His client made a worker’s compensation claim but the insurance company denied the claim. However, upon hearing Eddie’s persuasive argument and upon Eddie’s presentation of evidence, which included depositions from several doctors, the Industrial Commission agreed to pay out on the claim.
In another case, Eddie represented a young man who was seriously injured in an automobile accident where a negligent driver collided with his vehicle. The negligent driver would later be convicted of driving while impaired. Sadly, Eddie’s client was paralyzed from the waist down as a result of the accident and was hospitalized for several months. When he was released, his mother became his primary caregiver. Although physicians did everything they were able to do on his behalf, he passed away seven months later. In addition to handling the young man’s initial personal injury claim, he was also able to obtain accidental death benefits for the mother despite the passage of time between the accident date and the young man’s passing.
Eddie has handled hundreds of automobile and motorcycle accidents, a number of malpractice claims, as well as workers compensation claims. These experiences give a wealth of knowledge to Eddie in how cases should be presented.
Eddie loves golf and is the owner/developer of Verdict Ridge Golf and Country Club, www.verdictridge.com, located just north of Charlotte in Denver, NC. Eddie and Frances have three children and eight grandchildren, and are active members of Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cornelius, NC. Eddie is also a member of "Witness", a southern gospel quartet. Click here for examples of Eddie's cases.
Mr. Knox is very good at his career. He will fight with the best opposing lawyers that are treating you like you are nobody. Mr. Knox and his staff are more that employees of your, they are family. The staff along with Mr. Knox are dedicated to ensure you that you will be getting your fair settlement. I was expecting a settlement for pennies, and Mr. Knox made sure I got DOLLARS. I would recommend that any client in need of a fair shake on their rights be using this attorney. Thanks so much for making sure I will be re-educated so I can get back to work.
Written by Keith, a Workers' Compensation Client, April 2012