Robert A. McKnight
ADMITTED TO BAR
J.D., 2016, Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, La;
B.A., 2009, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, La
Robert A. McKnight is an associate at Leake & Andersson, L.L.P. Robert is a New Orleans native, a proud alumnus of St. Augustine High School, and cum laude graduate of Southern University Law Center, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Race, Gender, and Poverty. While in law school, Robert served as a legal extern with the United States House of Representatives for a Louisiana Congressman, the Louisiana State Senate, the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, the Texas State Senate, and Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC).
Prior to joining Leake & Andersson, L.L.P., Robert served as an Orleans Public Defender, where he provided client-centered representation and sought to reform the criminal justice system both inside and outside the courtroom. Robert is a proud member of the Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society; most recently, he served as the chairman for the Political Action Committee and received the 2018 Louis A. Martinet Award. Robert serves his community with the New Orleans Police Department Second District Advisory Board, Urban League of Louisiana Young Professionals – Greater New Orleans Chapter, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) of New Orleans, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.
Robert was recognized by Gambit’s 40 Under 40 People to Watch in 2020 for the Greater New Orleans area. Robert was recently elected by the voters of district B to serve on the Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee (OPDEC).
Robert practices general civil litigation with emphasis on insurance defense, general casualty, premises liability, and products liability.
Robert is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of Louisiana.