Francois A. McKnight

Legal Assistant (incoming lawyer)

About Francois


Prior to joining Donna Purcell QC Law, Francois McKnight practiced as a Commercial Litigator and Trademark Agent for 6 years at two of the top law firms in the Caribbean. Francois moved to Canada from Jamaica in 2022 to pursue a Master of Laws degree at the University Calgary where his focus is on privacy law and cyber security.

Francois currently works as a legal assistant on personal injury matters and possesses a wide cross-section of experience both as an internationally trained lawyer and a postgraduate researcher with the University of Calgary.

Francois is a keen fan of adventure who spends his weekends in search for a great hike!


The University of the West Indies – Bachelor of Laws (2014)

The Norman Manley Law School – Legal Education Certificate (2016)

Federation of Law Societies of Canada, National Committee on Accreditation – Certificate of Qualification (2023)

Memberships & Licenses

  • Jamaican Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • International Trademarks Association
  • Commonwealth Lawyers Association

Professional Community Involvement

Kiwanis International

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