Karl E. Knudsen


Attorney at Law

Mr. Knudsen has been a trial lawyer for almost 40 years. After almost 8 years as an Assistant District Attorney, he opened his private practice in 1987. Since that time, he has been representing persons accused of crimes from traffic offenses to capital murder as well as those who have been injured by the negligence of others. He has been a Board Certified Specialist in State Criminal Law since 1996.

Karl has a Martindale Hubbard AV rating for more than 15 years, AVVO Top Rated Lawyer, Superb Attorney Rating. He has been recognized as one of North Carlonia’s Top Lawyers by Charlotte Magazine’s Super Lawyers Edition since 2008.


  • North Carolina State University: B.A. Politics 1975
  • University of North Carolina School of Law: Juris Doctor 1978
  • National College of District Attorneys Career Prosecutor Course 1984
  • National College of District Attorneys Faculty Advisor 1985


  • North Carolina: All Trial and Appellate Courts 1978
  • Federal: Eastern District of North Carolina 2001


  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers

The Law Offices of Karl E. Knudsen Provides Caring, Quality, Individualized Representation of The Injured and The Accused.