Attorney Linda Farron Knapp began her practice of law in 1991 after graduating from USC School of Law in Columbia, SC. She was on the Dean’s Honor Roll and served as the first law student intern for Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal. She graduated summa cum laude with a BA from Youngstown State University in Ohio She also has an AA from Napa College in California. She grew up in the Finger Lakes area of upstate New York and married her high school sweetheart, Dennis C. Knapp, now an engineer at the Savannah River Site. The Knapp’s have one daughter, Kimberly Sanchelli, a middle school English teacher in Greenville, SC. Their son-in-law is an attorney and they have two grandsons.
Admitted to US District Court and a certified Veteran’s Affairs Attorney, Attorney Knapp is a long time member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and the National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives (NOSSCR). She was selected by her peers to membership in National Advocates Top 100 Attorneys and named as a Top 10 Wills and Trust Estate Planner in 2018 and 2019. In 2018 she was selected as a Lawyer of Distinction. She served on the SC Bar Solo Attorney Council and was its president. Attorney Knapp has trained other attorneys at national and state conferences regarding Medicaid, Special Needs and other Trusts, SSI appeals and ethical marketing. She was also on the Family and Elder Law Committees of the SC Bar. She was a frequent speaker at the USC Summer School of Gerontology and started the Greater Barnwell Women’s Conference.
Attorney Knapp was recognized in 2017 by Marquis Who’s Who Publication Board for her newspaper column “Boomer Briefings” in the Aiken Standard Mature Times monthly magazine and now writes for the Prime Life quarterly publication on estate planning, elder law and probate. Her most recent books are A Unique Approach to Estate Planning and The 10 Myths of Estate Planning. She wrote “A Guide to Informal Probate in South Carolina” for SC Legal Services and various articles for professional publications. She has been featured in the SC Lawyer newspaper and several times in Aiken Woman magazine.
Attorney Knapp focuses her practice on estate planning and elder law, generally serving folks over 45 through asset preservation and long-term care planning, wills, trusts, and prenuptial agreements.