James M. Knaack

James M. Knaack: Attorney with Hancock, Daniel & Johnson, P.C.


Jim Knaack is a director in the firm's Fairfax office and his practice is centered upon representing healthcare providers in medical malpractice litigation. Mr. Knaack has represented clients from a wide variety of healthcare specialties including: internal medicine and hospitalists, family practice, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, oncology, psychiatry, general surgery, emergency medicine, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, urology, ophthalmology, dental surgery and a variety of nursing specialties. Mr. Knaack has also represented a variety of healthcare providers before the Virginia Department of Health Professions, including the Board of Medicine, Board of Nursing, and the Board of Social Work.

Prior to joining HDJN, Mr. Knaack served two and a half years as a judicial law clerk to Judges Haddock, Kloch, Swersky and Kemler at the City of Alexandria Circuit Court, in Alexandria, Virginia. Mr. Knaack graduated from George Mason University School of Law, in Arlington Virginia. While there he served as Executive Editor of the George Mason Law Review and a board member of the Moot Court Board.

Mr. Knaack's prior publications include: "Stare Decisis and the Auer-Oraee Physician's Immunity Statute, 18 Journal of Civil Litigation 1, Spring 2006; "New Law Narrows Physicians' Immunity from Med-mal Suit", 3 Medical Law Report 45, May 2006; "10 Reasons Good Records Can Protect Your Practice", 6 Medical Law Report 5, January 2009; and "Your bedside manner and med-mal litigation", Virginia Medical Law Report, November 2011.


Virginia State Bar

Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

American Health Lawyers Association

Virginia Society of Healthcare Risk Managers

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Civil Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(703) 591-3440  Phone
(703) 591-7646  Fax
University Attended:
Iowa State University, B.A.; University of Wisconsin, M.S.
Law School Attended:
George Mason University School of Law, J.D.
Year of First admission:
2003, Virginia

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Fairfax, Virginia

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