Dakota Knehans


Dakota focuses her practice on insurance coverage and liability claims.

Prior to joining the firm, Dakota was an associate at a Georgia based law firm, where she focused on automobile liability, premises liability, and insurance coverage issues. She was also a law clerk for the South Carolina Circuit Court – 16th Circuit where she worked closely with Judge McKinnon in both civil and criminal sessions drafting jury charges and formal written opinions on a variety of topics.

Dakota earned her bachelor’s degree and law degree from the University of South Carolina. While in law school, she earned the Sherod H. Eadon Excellence in Trial Advocacy Award and was a finalist at the Puerto Rico International Mock Trial Competition and Buffalo-Niagara Invitational Mock Trial Competition.



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November 01, 2022

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Missouri Takes A Stand On Depreciation [Property Insurance Law Observer Blog]

July 21, 2022

On June 28, the Missouri Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s decision finding Lexington Insurance Company (“Lexington”) breached its policy with homeowner Cynthia Franklin. Franklin’s home has sustained damage in a May 2016 storm for which she submitted a claim with Lexington. Lexington...

New Statute May Spell Trouble for New Jersey Insurers [Avoiding Insurance Bad Faith Blog]

January 26, 2022

On January 19, 2022, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed S.B. 1559, known as the “New Jersey Insurance Fair Conduct Act,” which allows motorists to sue their insurance companies over “unreasonably” late or denied coverage benefits and unfair settlement practices. The bill, passing through both...

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  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2019
  • University of South Carolina, B.A., 2016
  • Georgia
  • South Carolina

The Honorable William A. McKinnon, South Carolina Circuit Court – 16th Circuit, York, SC

Southern Loss Association, Inc.