Our Founder



Troy Guerard Knight

Troy G. Knight built a law firm based on solid principles of trust, integrity, and commitment. His many contributions are remembered and recognized throughout the community. Today, it is Troy’s spirit and legacy that inspire us to excel as professionals and as individuals.fancy-black-line-e1406603006255-1024x40

Troy Guerard Knight founded the Knight Law Firm in Summerville, SC, in 2002 after practicing law in other firms for 10 years.  He built the firm’s value system upon his deep dedication to the law, his strong commitment to community service, and on the solid foundation of his family’s legacy.

His grandfather, Carl Knight, was Dorchester County, SC, Sheriff from 1960 to 1988. Before becoming the current Sheriff of Dorchester County, Troy’s father, LC Knight, was a captain with the SC State Law Enforcement Division (SLED). With these men as role models, Troy followed in the Knight family tradition of community service.

In addition to being the principal of the Knight Law Firm, Troy was a Dorchester County magistrate from 1993 – 2003. He served as a Summerville Municipal Judge from 1996 through 1998.

Kelly Knight, Troy’s younger sister, joined her brother in practice in 2000, and upon Troy’s untimely death in 2004, is now the firm’s owner along with David W. Whittington, who joined the firm in 2005.

Both Troy and Kelly Knight served as corporate counsel for the Town of Summerville.


Continuing his legacy, Knight & Whittington, LLC actively supports:

Summerville-Dorchester MuseumDorchester Habitat for HumanityDorchester Branch of the Salvation Army
The Summerville Exchange ClubKiwanis Club of Summerville
Dorchester County Children in CrisisThe Greater Summerville Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce

Active contributions include:

American Cancer Society
Dorchester School District 2(Business Partner, Team Sponsors)
Children in Crisis
Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy
College of Charleston Alumni Association
Crossroads Community Church
The Greater Summerville Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce
Junior Service League of Summerville
Keeper of the Wild
Kiwanis Club of Summerville
Tri-County Regional Chamber Of Commerce
Low Country Animal Rescue
NAACP Ridgeville Branch
Palmetto House
Pinewood Preparatory School
Relay for Life
Sculpture in the South
Frances R. Willis SPCA
Summerville Dream
Summerville Exchange Club
Summerville Little League
Summerville Oakbrook Rotary
Summerville Rotary Club


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