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Linda Whitlow Knight

Linda Whitlow Knight is a member of Gullett Sanford Robinson & Martin, PLLC, where her practice areas include bankruptcy law, commercial law and litigation, and general business law. Knight has experience in business and consumer bankruptcies, representing secured and unsecured creditors, committees, business debtors, trustees, defendants in avoidance actions and other bankruptcy litigation, and purchasers of assets. She is experienced in nonbankruptcy workouts. Knight also defends title insurance claims.

Linda Whitlow KnightKnight has produced and spoken at numerous continuing legal education programs. She was a law clerk to Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Frank F. Drowota. She is a member of the American (section on litigation), Tennessee (bankruptcy section) and Nashville (past secretary; bankruptcy court committee, appellate practice and federal court committees; member and past chair, continuing legal education committee and recipient of CLE Excellence Award in 2005) and Federal Bar Associations; a fellow of the American, Tennessee (board member; IOLTA grant committee) and Nashville Bar Foundations, and a special member of the Alabama State Bar. She is a member and past chair of the bench-bar relations committee of the Tennessee Judicial Conference, director and newsletter editor of the Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society, and a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and Turnaround Management Association. Knight is also a member of the Nashville Lawyers’ Association for Women, and past president and current treasurer of the Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women. She is a past hearing panel member for the board of professional responsibility. From 2006 through 2010, she was a founding member of the Tennessee Ethics Commission, appointed by the speaker of the house. From 1998 to 2004, she served on the Tennessee Economic Council on Women, appointed by the governor, and was secretary during her entire tenure.

Knight earned her B.A., cum laude, from Vanderbilt University and J.D., magna cum laude, from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in 1976.

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