NOVEMBER 2017: Knight Johnson Wins Jury Trial In Spaulding County


After a two week jury trial of a complex commercial lease dispute in Spaulding County, James Johnson received a substantial verdict in favor of his client and against the Defendant property owner.  

The jury awarded both compensatory damages and attorneys fees, as well as punitive damages against the Defendant.  

Nearly every member of the Jury praised Knight Johnson’s trial presentation and use of trial technology in the courtroom.  

Knight Johnson Named 2017 Bulldog 100 Business

UGA alumni James Johnson and Knight Johnson were named as an Honoree of the 2017 Bulldog 100 Business, recognizing the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or operated by UGA alumni.

Over 500 companies from across the country were nominated for this distinction. Nominated businesses were ranked by a three-year compounded annual growth rate of revenues and were required to meet the Bulldog 100 criteria.


Knight Johnson's James Johnson obtained a reported Georgia Court of Appeals decision reversing the Greene County Superior Court's confirmation of a non-judicial foreclosure sale. The reversal effectively releases our client from a substantial loan deficiency. 

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JUNE 2014: Knight Johnson, LLC Welcomes New Associate Nick Sears.

Knight Johnson, LLC is happy to introduce our new Associate Nick Sears.

Mr. Sears is a trial attorney that specializes in real estate litigation, construction litigation, and business litigation. Mr. Sears’ real estate litigation practice involves representing developers, builders, real estate investors, and property owners in actions involving banking, lender liability, foreclosure, receivership, specific performance, suit on note, title disputes, boundary line disputes, easements, prescriptive title, ejectment, commercial landlord/tenant, zoning, and tax appeals. Mr. Sears’ construction litigation practice involves representing general contractors, subcontractors, builders, and property owners in actions involving negligent construction, breach of contract, delay damages, warranty, defective materials, lien foreclosure, and bond suits. Mr. Sears’ business litigation practice involves representing companies, partners, shareholders, and officers in partnership/shareholder disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, fraud, RICO, SEC investigations, FINRA disputes, and restrictive covenants. 

Before joining Knight Johnson, Mr. Sears clerked for the Honorable Judge John J. Goger in the Superior Court of Fulton County. After graduating from University of Georgia with cum laude honors, Mr. Sears attended Emory University School of law where he was the managing editor for the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal.