Attorney Profiles



Devon Bardin McKnight joined Seale, Smith, Zuber and Barnette in 2015 and is admitted to practice before all Louisiana State Courts and the Louisiana Middle and Western Districts of the United States District Court.  A native of DeRidder, Louisiana, she attended Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana before receiving her Juris Doctorate from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center in May of 2010.  Prior to joining Seale Smith, Mrs. McKnight was an Assistant City Prosecutor in Baton Rouge City Court where she gained extensive litigation experience while representing the City of Baton Rouge.  She is married to P. Ellis McKnight of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church.


  • DeRidder High School, 2002
  • Nicholls State University, Bachelor of Arts in History, 2006
  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D. and D.C.L., 2010
  • Ira. S. Flory Trial Competition, First Place, Spring 2010

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
  • Junior League of Baton Rouge

Practice Areas



Courtroom Litigation

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Corporate & Business

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Personal Injury & Wills

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