Renee F. Knaust was born in Newton, Massachusetts. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Minor in Global Studies from Florida Gulf Coast University. During her time at Florida Gulf Coast University, Mrs. Knaust was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Golden Key, and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Societies. She continued her education at Stetson University College of Law, where she concentrated her studies in Trial Advocacy. While at Stetson University, Mrs. Knaust served as Secretary for Phi Delta Phi Honor Society and was an active member in the Student Leadership Development Committee, Florida Bar YLD Law Student Division, and Stetson’s Trial Team. She also interned at the Sixth Judicial Circuit for Judge Amy Williams and at the Pinellas County State Attorney’s Office. Mrs. Knaust was awarded the Victor O. Wehle Award and membership to The National Order of Barristers for her achievements in trial advocacy and the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award. As a partner at the Bolin Law Group, she focuses her practice on the defense of medical malpractice and premises liability cases. Mrs. Knaust is a member of the Florida Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute and the Florida Defense Lawyer’s Association. She is also admitted to practice in the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.