Mr. Knode has been practicing law for over 12 years and has developed a concentration in residential construction and real estate disputes, and consumer protection matters. He has experience litigating both sides of Mechanic’s Lien claims, real estate and construction fraud, administrative matters with the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, contractor disputes, and Partition actions to sell real property when there is a dispute between co-owners, or the result of poor estate planning.
Mr. Knode is an Annapolis, Maryland native, where his dad went to the Naval Academy, and prior to entering law school he was a programmer for several internet companies during the “dot com boom.” Prior to the internet age he was in the Marine Corps Reserve during his undergraduate years and served in the Infantry. During his time in the Marines he learned teamwork, discipline and how to “adapt and overcome” challenging obstacles.
Mr. Knode is a graduate of the University of Maryland – University College in College Park, Maryland and the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. During law school he was an editor of the school newspaper, The Informer, a member of a Veterans’ Village clinic providing pro-bono legal representation to homeless veterans in the City of San Diego’s Homeless Court. During the dawn of internet gambling Mr. Knode wrote a paper on the ability of the federal government to prosecute US citizen owners of off-shore internet gambling sites.
During his second summer of law school Mr. Knode interned with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office of Internal Review where he reviewed use of force incidents by Deputies and made recommendations on the legality of each situation, and was able to participate in ride-alongs, including the SWAT and helicopter units.
In his free time he is a season ticket holder for the Richmond Kickers, an amateur gourmet cook and has turned his basement into a personal Crossfit Box.