Jamal Knight

Real Estate
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
2200 Wells Fargo Center
90 S. Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Jamal Knight is a member of the firm's real estate and environmental groups. His practice includes a wide variety of environmental and real estate related matters, including the preparation of real estate partnership agreements and working with developers in the areas of land acquisition, governmental approvals and financing for new projects. Jamal also has significant experience with regulatory matters, and his environmental practice focuses on environmental compliance risks arising under federal, state and local environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA).

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 was a research associate for a Washington, D.C. environmental policy institute.

Pro Bono

Tubman Safety Project

Educational Equality

Criminal Appeals


The National Black Lawyers — Top 40 Under 40, Minnesota, 2015

Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014-15

Civic Activities

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice — Program Mentor

Trust for Public Land — Minnesota Advisory Board, 2013-present

Eureka Recycling — Volunteer Board Member, 2014


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


Fracking Preemption
20th Annual Summit on Environmental Law & Policy, Tulane Law School, February 2015

Published Articles

The Power of State Interest: Preemption of Local Fracking Ordinances in Home-Rule Cities
Co-author with Bethany Gullman, 28 Tul. Envtl. L.J., Summer 2015

Fracking Litigation: An Industry View
Tulane Environmental Law News, October 2014

Tug of War Over Colorado's Energy Future: State Pre-emption of Local Fracking Bans
Co-author with Colin Deihl, Alexander Logemann and Ann Prouty, The Environmental Law Reporter, June 2014

Services & Industries



Public Policy & Government Affairs

Litigation & Advocacy Real Estate

Energy & Natural Resources


Tulane University Law School

J.D., Specialization in Environmental Law (2012)

Duke University

B.S. in Economics, B.A. in Public Policy Studies (2004)

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota