Blaze R. Knott represents large and small employers in a wide variety of employment-related matters. Blaze advises and counsels clients facing employment and labor-related issues in the workplace, trains management and employees, and represents employers in single-plaintiff and class and collective action litigation, as well as before administrative agencies.

Blaze handles litigation and administrative charges involving employment discrimination and harassment, retaliation and whistleblowing, disability and leave of absence, and unfair labor practice allegations, among other claims. 

Blaze also advises employers on day-to-day employment-related issues and provides counsel regarding leave of absence policies, compliance, and administration. She assists clients with compliance efforts and in developing broad employer policies and handbooks. Blaze provides training for employees and management regarding preventative strategies to avoid litigation, management strategies and best practices, and leave of absence and disability issues and administration tips.

Prior to joining Littler, Blaze worked as a complex commercial litigation associate for a national law firm.

In law school, Blaze was a member of the Moot Court Board and a research and writing editor on the Business Law Review.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Labor & Employment Section

American Bar Association


Woman Advocate Section

American Bar Association

Former Recruitment Chair

Lee County Young Lawyers Division


Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.


Partnership Against Domestic Violence


National Order of Barristers


Paul R. Gordon Merit Scholarship


CALI Award for Excellence in Pre-Trial and Trial Advocacy


Evan A. Evans Moot Court Competition


Top 25 Finalists

Charles C. Gaubatz Moot Court Competition


Named, YLD Fellow

Labor and Employment Law Section

American Bar Association

News, Analysis & Press

COVID-19 Update for Georgia Employers


April 29, 2020

CARES Act: Implications for Employers


March 30, 2020

Georgia Enacts Kin Care Law


May 15, 2017

On the Rise: Expanded Protections for LGBT Employees

Res Gestea and Casetext

April 27, 2016

The Name of the Game is Politics, and the Rules are Forever Changed

Woman Advocate Newsletter

Books & Book Chapters

  • Family and Medical Leave Act Subcommittee of the ABA Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee Midwinter Report, Contributing Author, 2018

Speaking Engagements

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Practical Issues for Employers

Charleston Chamber of Commerce

April 2020

COVID-19 Updates Facing Your Industry

National Association for Home Care & Hospice

April 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Practical Issues for Employers in Navigating the New Federal Emergency Paid FMLA and Sick Leave Mandates


April 2020

COVID-19: Making Key Employment Decisions in These Tumultuous Times

Start-Up & Small Business Webinar

March 2020

Start-Up & Small Business Employment Law Issues 101

Entrepreneurs’ Organization Accelerators Program

January 2020

Independent Contractor Classification Issues

National Association of Mortgage Field Services Conference

October 2019

Classification Conundrums; Navigating the Realm of Independent Contractor Classification Issues

ARCO Associated Reporting Companies Conference

May 2019

Pregnancy Accommodations & the Pregnancy Discrimination Act for Healthcare Workers

Littler Healthcare Roundtable, Atlanta, GA

April 2019

Leave & Disability Boot Camp

In-House HR Training for Healthcare Client

January 2018

FMLA Basics

In-House HR & Supervisor Training

March 2017


  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 2014magna cum laude
  • B.A., University of Texas, Austin, 2011With Honors

Bar Admission



  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia