Wynne du Mariau Caffey-Knight

Wynne du Mariau Caffey-Knight
Private Practice Lawyer

Practice Areas:
31 years litigating at trial and appellate levels in Commercial, Construction, Insurance Defense, Medical Malpractice Defense, Personal Injury, Product Liability, and Wrongful Death disputes. She is a Rule 31 Listed Mediator in General Civil Mediation.

Tennessee; Texas; U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee; U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; U. S. Supreme Court.

University of Tennessee: 1986, B. S., with highest honors; 1991, J. D., with honors;  National Member of The Order of Barristers for Courtroom Advocacy.

She was selected by her peers as a CityView Top Attorney for wrongful death, products liability, medical malpractice defense, consumer protection defense, federal court practice, appellate court practice, and personal injury. She is honored by U. S. News Best Lawyers for commercial and construction litigation and by Super Lawyers for Medical Malpractice Defense.

She is a Past President of the Knoxville Bar Association’s Board of Governors and a Fellow of the Knoxville Bar Foundation. She has actively served in committees and sections, including Access to Justice (past Co-Chair), Alternative Dispute Resolution Archives, Corporate Counsel, CLE, Functions, Interprofessional Relations (past Co-Chair); Law Office Management And Technology, Membership, Professionalism, Publications, Unmet Legal Needs of Children, and Work/Life Balance.

Wynne is a past-President of the statewide Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women, chaired its CLE and its Elected and Appointed Officials Committees, served as Judicial Liaison and on the Empowerment Conference Committee. She is also a past-President of the regional East Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women, received its highest Spirit of Justice Award, and chaired its Komen Race for the Cure Team for a decade. She served as Secretary on Komen East Tennessee’s Board. Wynne is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel.

Wynne is a 2021 graduate of Leadership Knoxville and a member of Akima Club, a women’s service organization.

She taught Advanced Trial Practice as an Adjunct Professor and lectures to attorneys and other professional groups.

She is an American Bar Foundation Fellow, has been a guest member of the Tennessee Judicial Conference’s Executive Committee and the Tennessee Bar Association’s Board of Governors, a Diversity Institute Mentor and appointed to the TBA Glass Ceiling Taskforce. At the Tennessee Supreme Court’s requests, she serves on its Pro Bono Advisory Committee to the Access to Justice Commission.

Wynne and her husband Wayne Knight have four children and one granddaughter.


Westwood Building
5616 Kingston Pike
Suite 301
Knoxville, TN 37919
phone (865) 766-0056
fax (865) 766-0570


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