Knight, Daniel J.

The Law Offices of Daniel J. Knight
1103 Johnson Ave, Ste H
San Luis Obispo, CA - 93401
Phone: 805.316.1180 /

CA State Bar Number: 310207
Date of Admission To State Bar: June 2016
Area of Practice:
  • Business
  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Expert Witness
  • Land Use
  • Real Property/Real Estate


Dan Knight has spent his whole life in the construction industry. Born into a family of contractors he is a third generation California contractor. From his first days Dan has been on jobsites working with his Father’s underground, house lifting and moving company. Having been apprenticed by master craftsmen working from laborer to Journeyman, Dan founded a handyman business his senior year of high school that eventually grew into Dan Knight Construction & Plumbing in 2006. He has operated Dan Knight Construction & Plumbing ever since as a General Engineering, General Building, and Plumbing construction company.


Dan Knight Construction & Plumbing is a full service remodeling and underground company specializing in projects that have others scratching their heads [www.DanKnightConstruction.com] . Having no formal education, in 2010 Dan returned to school completing night and online classes in accounting in order to be able to run a more efficient company and set his sights on taking the Certified Public Accounting exam in order to become a CPA in California. Knight obtained a B.S. and M.S in accounting from Walden University and is currently working on passing the four sections of the CPA examination. 


While studying for the CPA exam Dan decided to attend Law School. Running Dan Knight Construction & Plumbing through college and law school Dan graduated from the Santa Barbara Colleges of Law with a Juris Doctorate and dual certificates of concentration in Business Law and Family Law. He then took and passed the California Bar Exam on the first try and became a member of the California Bar. While waiting on Bar Exam results Dan studied for and passed, first try, the California Real Estate Brokers’ exam and obtained licensure as a California Real Estate Broker.


While in school and running Dan Knight Construction & Plumbing, Dan was regularly retained to be expert witness on cases involving foundation defects and other construction issues to offer expert opinions on the matters involving construction defect, project management, fit and finish warranty claims, contractor standard of care, and site drainage to name a few topics within his practice. In addition Dan has been retained as a consultant for the State of California, Contractors State License Board to work on testing and industry expert opinions on behalf of the State. Dan was appointed by San Luis Obispo City Council to the Planning Commission and has severed as a planning commissioner as well as appointment to the Administrative Review Board for the City.


Most recently Dan was hired to Lecture at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in the Construction Management Department teaching: Construction Law, Construction Accounting, Introduction to Construction Management, and Building Engineering Systems, MEP. In addition Dan is a Part-time Lecturer at Cuesta Community College teaching Construction Business Management, and Managerial and Financial Accounting. 


Dan owns and operates Dan Knight Construction & Plumbing as well as The Law Offices of Daniel J. Knight in San Luis Obispo, California. His focus is on repair and improvement of trouble or difficult construction projects and legal matters requiring unique and visionary solutions to help bring resolution to Real Property, Construction Defect, Property Sales, and Real Property taxation matters. Expert Witness opinions make a large percentage of Dan’s practice.


Expert Witness Areas Include (But Not Limited To) : Residential

  • Construction Defect
    • Both Consulting and Trial
    • General Engineering Contractor Standard of Care
    • General Building Contractor Standard of Care
    • Plumbing Contractor Standard of Care
    • SB 800 Reasonability and Feasibility Opinions
    • Foundations
    • Retention Walls
    • Site Drainage
    • Vertical Construction Opinions
    • Underground Construction Opinions
    • Habitably and Constructive Eviction Opinions




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