Daniel Knowles, III




Daniel E. Knowles III is a retired United States Magistrate Judge who brings 41 years of legal experience to his mediation clients. In addition to trying numerous cases in both state and federal courts prior to ascending to the bench, he has handled more than 7,500 settlement conferences involving virtually every area of litigation. Moreover, Judge Knowles presided over numerous jury and bench trials from 2003-2019.



Mr. Knowles was a United States Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of Louisiana, from January 2003 to January 2019. Was admitted to the Bar, 1978, Louisiana. Mariners Club of the Port of New Orleans, member, 1982-present; board member, 1992-1994; President, 1993. Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference - member of Planning Committee, 1996; attendee, 2002-2019. Louisiana State Bar Association - member of Federal Bench - Bar Liaison Committee. Faculty member LSU Trial Advocacy Training Program August 2004 - present.


“The success of this mediation came in part from a mutual willingness to resolve the claim by the parties, but given their contrasting interests it more importantly came from your ability to navigate their respective needs to reach an agreement. Thank you for your insights in this process and your excellent work. I hope to be visiting with you again soon.”

"I wanted to follow-up to tell how pleased my client and I both were with your services as a mediator this past week. It was a pleasure working with you."

Louisiana State Bar Association