Mr. Evans received a B.E. in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 1970. He then attended the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received an M.B.A. in Finance (1971). He then worked in the fields of investment banking and commercial banking until he entered Vanderbilt Law School in the Fall of 1975. He received his J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School in 1978. Since that time, he has actively practiced law in Nashville.
His practice is primarily in the following areas of law: commercial and business litigation; trust and estates litigation; legal malpractice defense; and securities litigation. He has defended law firms and lawyers in more than 220 legal malpractice cases. He has represented plaintiffs in pursuing tort claims to recover for serious injuries caused by the negligence or intentional misconduct of third parties. He has also represented clients in connection with the negotiation and drafting of contracts and other business transactions.
Mr. Evans is a founding member of Evans, Jones & Reynolds. He is the third generation of his family to practice law in Nashville. He has an AV Preeminent rating for ethical standards and legal ability by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He is listed in the directory of America’s Best Lawyers in the fields of Legal Malpractice Law (defense) and Trusts and Estates Litigation. He is also listed in the directory of Midsouth Super Lawyers in the field of Business Litigation. He was chosen for the 2003 Best of the Bar listing in The Nashville Business Journal.
City of Forest Hills Planning Commission (Chairman)
Economic Club of Nashville
Areas of Concentration
Commercial and Business Litigation
Trust and Estates Litigation
Legal Malpractice Defense
B.E. Civil Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 1970
M.B.A. Finance, Wharton Business School, 1971
J.D., Vanderbilt Law School, 1978
Tennessee; U.S. District Court, Middle District, Tennessee; U.S. Court of Appeals (Fifth and Sixth Circuits); U.S. Tax Court
Stamtec, Inc. v. Anson Stamping Co., 364 F.3d 651 (6th Cir. 2003); First National Bank of Pulaski v. Curry, 301 F.3d 456 (6th Cir. 2002); Miller v. United States, 831 F.Supp. 1347 (M.D. Ten. 1993); Hurt v. Brinton, 735 F.Supp. 246 (N.D. Tenn. 1989); McInnis v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., 706 F.Supp. 1355 (M.D. Tenn. 1989); Nichols v. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, 706 F.Supp. 1309 (M.D. Tenn. 1989); Ockerman v. May Zima & Co., 694 F.Supp. 414 (N.D. Tenn. 1988); Norman v. Wilks, 179 F.R.D. 640 (M.D. Fla. 1998); Estate of Cranor v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo 2001-27 (2001); Biscan v. Brown, 160 S.W. 3d 462 (Tenn. 2004); Clinard v. Blackwood, 46 S.W. 3d 177 (Tenn. 2001); Robinson v. Omer, 952 S.W. 2d 423 (Tenn. 1997); Nashville Mobilephone Co., Inc. v. Woods, 655 S.W.2d 934 (Tenn. 1983); Cherry v. Williams, 36 S.W. 3rd 78 (Tenn. App. 2000); Minton v. Lang, 19 S.W. 3d 231 (Tenn. App. 1999); Wilkins v. Dodson, Parker, Shipley, Behm & Seaborg, 995 S.W. 2d 575 (Tenn. App. 1998); DePriest v. 1717-19 West End Assoc., 951 S.W. 2d 1997 (Tenn. Ct. App. 1997); Clark v. Wright, 699 S.W.2d 174 (Tenn. App. 1985); Nashville Mobilephone v. Woods, 655 S.W.2d 934 (Tenn. Ct .App. 1983).
Nashville (Chairman, Federal Courts Committee, 1995), Tennessee Bar Association and American Bar Association (Member of Section of Litigation and Professional Liability Committee, Co-Chair of Subcommittee on Attorneys Liability, 2007)
Master of the Bench, Harry Phillips American Inn Court
Fellow, Nashville Bar Foundation
Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honorary Fraternity