Gabriel Knisely


Gabriel Knisely is a former federal court clerk who focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense, high stakes business litigation, and catastrophic personal injury. Gabriel enjoys representing people facing complex problems and helping them achieve winning solutions.

Before joining Finch McCranie, Gabriel served as a law clerk for two years in the chambers of the Honorable Sr. Judge Louis Sands in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. During his tenure as a federal court law clerk, Gabriel had a front-row seat to the daily operations of a federal chambers and a federal courtroom. He gained significant insight into what makes for effective courtroom advocacy and refined his research and writing skills on nuanced legal issues in complex criminal and civil litigation.

Gabriel earned his J.D. with honors from Emory University School of Law. He competed as a member of the Emory Law Moot Court Society’s National Team as well as the International Criminal Court Team. As the lead prosecutor and then coach of the International Criminal Court Team, he helped Emory qualify two years in a row for the prestigious international rounds at the Hague. In recognition of Gabriel’s advocacy skills, Gabriel was inducted into the Order of the Barristers, an honor limited to less than ten graduates per year.

Gabriel is active member of the Atlanta legal community and enjoys attending functions hosted by the Federal Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division, the Atlanta Bar Association, and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.


J.D., Emory University School of Law
With honors

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Georgia
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