Jamal Knight helps clients formulate and execute environmental and real estate projects. He prepares real estate partnership agreements and works with developers on land acquisition, government approvals and financing for new projects. Jamal also focuses on environmental compliance risks, including the Clean Air Act; the Clean Water Act; and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA).

Past Experience

Prior to joining Faegre Baker Daniels, Jamal worked for the White House's Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Caucus. He also worked as a research associate for a Washington, D.C. environmental policy institute.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


Hennepin County District Court, Fourth Judicial District, Hon. M. Jacqueline Regis, 2013-2013




Tulane University Law School
J.D. Specialization in Environmental Law (2012)

Duke University
B.A. in Economics and Public Policy Studies (2004)

Leadership & Community

Civic Activities

  • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice — Program Mentor


  • The National Black Lawyers — Top 40 Under 40, Minnesota, 2015
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014-18
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