John P. Knouse, Attorney at Law

Board certified for over 40 years

John P. Knouse is an experienced board certified attorney in Frisco, TX, practicing law since 1968. John P. Knouse has been board certified since 1978, the second year board certification was applicable for attorneys. Over the past 40 years, Mr. Knouse has been re-certified by the Texas Bar Association seven times. Mr. Knouse is required to be certified every year, re-certified every five years and meet CLE requirements of 100 hours every five years, in addition to proving substantial practice in criminal law. He must also have recommendations made by judges and prosecutors with whom he tries cases.

Excellence in Law

The hard work and dedication that John P. Knouse has brought to his clients' cases over the years has earned him the AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Martindale -Hubbell ratings are determined by attorneys in the Dallas - Fort Worth who have deemed John P. Knouse "A" rated (highest possible rating) and "V" - Very highly recommended. Mr. Knouse has earned and maintained this rating for over 40 years.

Additionally, John P. Knouse has a connection to a major U.S historical event – The Kennedy Assassination. John. P Knouse is among a very small number of attorneys who wrote briefs on Jack Ruby's case, while still in law school.


  • Southern Methodist University- 1962-1966-Bachelor of Arts Degree*
  • SMU School of Law-1965-1968-Juris Doctor Degree

  • John P. Knouse took his senior year in college and his first year of law school at the same time-1965-1966 under the SMU 3-3 plan, requiring high grades and a high law school entrance exam score.

    Attorney General Child Support Disputes

    State and Federal Felonies and Misdemeanors

    State and Federal Appeals



    Jury Trials



    Child Custody Battles

    Pre-nuptial Agreements

    Wills & Trusts

    White Collar Crimes

    Juvenile Prosecution Matters