Knox, William

WPC Adjunct Professor William KnoxAdjunct Professor of Business (ADP)
Phone 503.335.3800


  • Willamette University College of Law, Salem, Oregon, Doctor of Jurisprudence, May 2000

Academic Awards:

    • Willamette Law Review, Member
    • International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award
    • Bruce Spaulding Memorial Award for Trial Advocacy
    • Honors, High Paper, Trial Advocacy
    • Honors, High Paper, Civil Practice Clinic

Moot Court Honors:

    • Finalist, Northwest Regional ATLA Trial Competition
    • Winner, Willamette ATLA Trial Competition
    • Finalist, Willamette Negotiation Competition
    • Semi-Finalist, Willamette First Year Appellate Competition
  • Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1985


Bill is an Adjunct Professor in the Business department.  He began teaching at Warner Pacific College in 2009 teaching conflict resolution.  Now, he regularly teaches masters and bachelors level courses in Business Law, Employment Law, Health Care Law, and Business Law for Non-Profit Organizations.

Bill was born and raised in the Hampton Rhodes area of the great southern state of Virginia. After graduating from Hampden-Sydney College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1985, he moved to Washington, DC, where he took a position with a large engineering company in their Contracts Administration Department. After several years of toiling away just inside the DC’s nightmarish beltway, Bill finagled a transfer back home to the company’s Virginia Beach, VA office.

Bill’s interests are quite diverse. While in high school he was actively involved with the Chesapeake Volunteer Fire Department and Boy Scouts where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. After returning home to Virginia Beach, he continued serving his community by joining and becoming a sworn auxiliary police officer with the Virginia Beach Police Department. As a police officer, Officer Knox primarily worked out of the department’s resort oceanfront precinct, with a concentration in basic law and traffic enforcement.

In 1993, Bill decided to move to Portland  in order to be closer to his family. In 1995, Bill was married to Lee Anne and later adopted her daughter April. In 1997, Bill decided to follow a lifelong dream, and he entered law school at Willamette University’s College of Law. While in law school, Bill earned awards for his trial skills and was a member of the school’s law review.  Bill was admitted to practice law in Oregon and Washington in 2000, and he now concentrates his practice in plaintiff’s personal injury law, domestic relations and other litigation matters.

Professional Associations

  • Oregon State Bar, 2000             OSB# 00296
  • Washington State Bar, 2000     WSB# 30440
  • Clackamas Bar Association, President 2013

Community Organizations

  • Rotary Club of Clackamas, President 2013 – 2014
  • Parkrose Community Foundation, Board Member
  • Clackamas Service Center, Board Member