Jana L. Knott joined Bass Law in 2018. Her practice focuses primarily on appellate litigation, advocacy, briefing, and consultation. She handles civil appeals in all areas of the law in both state and federal court, including oil and gas, trusts and estates, divorce, parental termination, appeals from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, real property, and bankruptcy.
She also represents clients who wish to participate in an appeal as an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”). She recently filed amicus briefs on behalf of two organizations in support of the State of Oklahoma’s claims against Johnson & Johnson for its role in the opioid epidemic in Oklahoma. She has also represented amicus clients in oil and gas class action appeals in support of the mineral interest owners’ claims in those cases.
She represents clients in the district courts across the state in civil litigation cases as both trial counsel and embedded appellate counsel. She often provides district court level brief-writing and complex motion-writing to other lawyers and firms in all areas of the law, including trust and estate disputes, business disputes, oil and gas litigation, and real property disputes.
Prior to joining the firm, she worked for seven years as a staff attorney to the Honorable Noma D. Gurich, Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court. In addition, Jana has worked as an Adjunct Professor for the Oklahoma City University School of Law, teaching Civil Practice & Procedure.
Jana co-hosts and produces “Oklahoma Appeals: The Podcast,” where she and her co-host, Gabe Bass, discuss new cases published by the Oklahoma Supreme Court and Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals and interview guests on all topics related to civil litigation at both the district court and appellate court levels.