James W. Knowles Jr.

Areas of Practice


  • 100% of practice devoted to litigation.
  • Jim has tried jury cases in both federal and state courts.

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska – 1981
  • United States District Court of Nebraska – 1981

Jim Knowles, Jr. was born in 1957. He attended grade school at St. Joan of Arc and graduated in 1975 from Creighton Prep High School. He attended the University of Miami in Florida where he graduated cum laude in 1978 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He then attended Creighton Law School where he graduated in 1981. While attending law school, he successfully passed the CPA exam and has held a Certificate of Public Accountancy since that time.

Jim joined his father, Jim Knowles, Sr., in 1981 and has worked at Knowles Law Firm since. He initially worked on personal injury and insurance defense matters but for the past 20 plus years has represented only personal injury victims.

Jim has tried cases in all the Nebraska trial courts, including county, district and workers’ compensation. He has successfully argued appeals in the Nebraska Court of Appeals and the Nebraska Supreme Court. He has also been a presenter at seminars sponsored by the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys.

Jim is married to Rjean Knowles whom he met while they were both students at Creighton Law School. Rjean practiced law for several years before retiring to raise the couple’s three children. Two of those children, Matthew and Benjamin, are currently practicing attorneys at Knowles Law Firm. The couple’s daughter, Stacey, is a sales representative for the McKesson Corporation, an international distributor of pharmaceuticals and health care products.

Apart from the practice of law, Jim is involved in the breeding and racing of thoroughbred racehorses. He and his wife own a farm in Lexington, Kentucky.