Brett Knight

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On the accompanying pages you will find my resume, and contact information. In addition I will provide occasional links to blogs, pod-casts and articles that are either authored by me, or that I find of particular interest. Before that though let me tell you a little about myself.

I was born in Kansas, and raised in Southern Illinois. I stress the southern part of that statement because, as any Illinois resident will tell you, Springfield south is a whole different state than Springfield north. I Graduated from Frankfort Community High School in West Frankfort Illinois in 1990. I attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and studied Political Science. I moved to Nashville Tennessee in 2001 and quickly made middle Tennessee my home.

I have worked in the Information Technology (IT) field for over 15 years. I have worked on desktops and servers, managed departments and regions, worked as a network engineer, project manager and technical sales support. I have acquired many technical certifications along the way and served on some very prestigious boards and committees, I have even helped to write many exams for technical certifications such as A+, Net+, Security+, etc.

The IT field has been very good to me over the years, however I decided a few years back to begin a second career and a fulfill a life long dream to pursue earning a law degree. Along the way I went back to college to refresh my formal education and received a BA from Middle Tennessee University focused on business law. I accepted an offer to become part of Belmont University’s charter law school class in 2011. My expected graduation date is 2014.

While attending Law School I have continued to provide technical consulting services as well as assist various attorneys in their practice. 

    • I accepted an offer to become part of Belmont University’s charter law school class, I began in August of 2011. My expected graduation date is May of 2014.


    • In May 2012 I accepted a legal research assistant position for Professor Jeffrey Usman.  The research focused on such topics as ex post facto laws, death penalty cases, and summary judgment changes in Tennessee courts.


    • In August my research assistant position was extended for the duration of the next year (Through the spring of 2013).


    • From July – September of 2012 I interned for the Public Defender’s Office where I was fortunate enough to be of assistance in hundreds of criminal cases.


    • In August of 2012 I was selected to represent the Law School as an upperclassmen representative of the Belmont College of Law Inn of Courts.  


    • In the Fall of 2012 I was selected for a scholarship from the Upper Cumberland Trial Lawyers Association and was also chosen to participate in the Tennessee Bar Association Young Lawyers Division's Diversity Leadership Institute.


    • In the Fall of 2012 I received a Best Performance Award from Belmont School of Law.


    • In January of 2013 I received my Rule 7 Limited License to Practice law in Tennessee. 


    • In January of 2013 I accepted an internship position with the District Attorney General's office of the 13th Judicial District, where I appear in court and represent the State of Tennessee in criminal matters.


    • In April of 2013 I accepted an offer to extend my research assistant position through my final year of law school.

    • In May of 2013 I was elected as the Law School Representative for the Upper Cumberland Young Lawyers Association, which is an affiliate of the Tennessee Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division.

    • In June 2013 I successfully completed a School supervised externship, for which I received class credit.

In addition to Law School and work, I am a father, husband, and outdoors enthusiast. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information. And thanks again for checking out my digital home.

I want to thank Professor Victoria Vuletich for this recent article about me.

Read the article here