He decided the “family business” was the best choice. Knott attended Quinnipiac School of Law on a partial scholarship and graduated in 2003. Later that year, he went into practice with his father, John Knott Jr., at his law firm in Cheshire, Connecticut. By 2008, the sign in front of their office read “Knott & Knott, LLC.”
Today, Knott & Knott’s primary areas of practice include probate, trusts, wills and estates, as well as cases related to elder abuse and exploitation by caregivers. The firm’s roots, however, stretch back to the Campner, Pouzzner & Hadden law firm, founded in New Haven in 1933. John Knott joined in 1967, eventually became a partner, and after a series of retirements, became a solo practitioner and moved the office to Cheshire in the 1980s.
To date, Knott & Knott’s commitment to clients remains a central part of its identity. The partners represent many local and state charities and serve on federal, state and local governmental commissions. The Knotts are also known for taking on pro-bono and “low bono” cases.