Jetton & Meredith Dedicate Plaque to Eddie Knox, founder of Knox Law Center

Know Law Center Plaque Dedication

A Legacy Cemented: Plaque Dedication at 817 East Trade.

In the bustling heart of Charlotte, a special ceremony marked the dedication of a plaque at 817 E. Trade Street, commemorating a place of immense historical and personal significance. This event was not just about recognizing a physical location; it was about honoring a legacy that has profoundly influenced the city of Charlotte, the state of North Carolina, and the legal profession as a whole.

Celebrating H. Edward Knox and The Knox Law Center

The plaque dedication at 817 E. Trade Street pays homage to H. Edward Knox, affectionately known as Eddie, and the law firm he established, Knox, Brotherton, Knox & Godfrey, known as The Knox Law Center. Founded in 1964, The Knox Law Center has been a pillar of legal excellence, proudly serving the city of Charlotte and its surrounding areas for decades. This esteemed law firm called 817 E. Trade St. its home from November 1986 until February 2022, a period during which Eddie Knox and his team dedicated themselves to upholding justice and serving their community with unparalleled commitment.

A Life of Public Service

Eddie Knox's legacy extends far beyond the walls of The Knox Law Center. His commitment to public service saw him serve as Mayor of Charlotte from 1979 to 1983, where he worked tirelessly for the betterment of the city's residents. Before his mayoral tenure, he represented North Carolina as a State Senator from 1971 to 1974, demonstrating his dedication to the state and its people. In 1984, Eddie Knox continued his commitment to public service by running as a gubernatorial candidate for North Carolina, further highlighting his unwavering commitment to his community.

The Dedication Ceremony

The dedication of the plaque on February 29th, 2024, serves as a physical reminder of Eddie Knox's remarkable contributions and the enduring legacy of The Knox Law Center at 817 E. Trade Street. This event was a celebration of the values that Eddie embodied—integrity, excellence, and a deep-seated commitment to the community he served. It is a testament to the impact that one individual and a dedicated team of legal professionals can have on their community and beyond.

Carrying Forward a Legacy of Excellence

As we reflect on the significance of this dedication, we are reminded of the responsibility we hold to continue the legacy of legal excellence that Eddie Knox and The Knox Law Center established. It is a legacy that inspires us to maintain the highest standards of legal practice, to nurture the next generation of legal minds, and to serve our community with the same dedication and integrity that Eddie demonstrated throughout his life.

A Beacon of Hope and Justice

817 E. Trade Street. stands as a beacon of hope and justice, a place where the values of fairness, excellence, and community service are enshrined. The dedication of the plaque is not just a recognition of past achievements; it is a commitment to the future—a future where we continue to uphold and build upon the legacy of Eddie Knox and The Knox Law Center.

As we move forward, we do so with gratitude and a deep sense of purpose, inspired by the life and work of H. Edward Knox. Let us honor his legacy by continuing to serve with integrity, excellence, and a heartfelt commitment to the communities we are privileged to serve.