Harold Knowles is the managing shareholder in Knowles & Randolph, the oldest African-American law firm in North Florida. He assumes responsibility for the firm’s real estate, probate and bond finance practices. Mr. Knowles is a product of the public school system of Leon County, Florida, where he, along with two other black students, integrated its schools in 1963. Following graduation from Leon High School, he enrolled in Florida State University and subsequently in the Florida State University College of Law. He has served as the City Attorney for the City of Gretna, Florida for over 30 years. Additionally, Mr. Knowles owns a commercial construction company in Tallahassee, Pinnacle Construction Support Group, Inc.

Mr. Knowles is admitted to practice before the Florida Supreme Court, the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. He has served as president of the Tallahassee Barristers Association, is a member of the National Bar Association and the Florida Bar’s Real Property and Probate Law Section, as well as its Administrative Law Section.

Mr. Knowles received his B.A. degree in 1970 from Florida State University and his Juris Doctorate in 1973 from the Florida State University College of Law. He and his wife Anne have one son, Clayton, who graduated from the Florida State University College of Law and recently joined the law firm.

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