Larry G. Evans

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Merrillville, IN

Hoeppner Wagner & Evans
 | 8585 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410
Phone: 219-769-6552
Fax: 219-738-2349
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007, 2020
Licensed Since: 1962
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (50%),
  • General Litigation (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    Focusing his practice in commercial litigation and employment law, Larry G. Evans is a partner at Hoeppner Wagner & Evans LLP. Offering customized legal counsel and aggressive advocacy, Mr. Evans serves clients in Valparaiso and Merrillville, Indiana, as well as throughout Lake and Porter counties and across the state.

    Mr. Evans received a Bachelor of Arts from Valparaiso University before attending Valparaiso University Law School, where he earned a Juris Doctor.

    Providing personal guidance throughout each stage of the legal process, Mr. Evans strives to help his clients achieve effective solutions to their legal issues so they are able to turn their focus back to what matters most – their business operations and success. He has represented clients in a range of complex matters, including shareholder disputes, labor claims and employment litigation issues. His dedication to maintaining high standards of ethics while providing quality legal services has helped garner Mr. Evans the respect of his clients and peers alike. He is AV Preeminent peer-review rated,* the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell.

    Staying active in the legal community, Mr. Evans is a member of and has served in varying capacities for a number of professional organizations. He is a member of DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar and the 7th Circuit Bar Association, and is currently serving on the local rules advisory committee for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana and as president of both The Porter County American Inn of Court and the Indiana Bar Foundation.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Employment & Labor
    • 50%General Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Employment Law - Employee, Litigation


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2007, 2020

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    About Larry Evans

    Admitted: 1962, Indiana

    Professional Webpage:


    • Life Fellow, Indiana Bar Foundation
    • Best Lawyers’ 2013, "Lawyer of the Year", Bet-the-Company Litigation, South Bend Area
    • Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year”, 2017 Chicago Bet-the Company-Litigation
    • Best Attorneys in Indiana
    • Best Lawyers' 2014 - 2015, "Lawyer of the Year", Labor & Employment, South Bend Litigation
    • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
    • Best Lawyers in America
    • Best Lawyers' 2016 Chicago Litigation, Real Estate "Lawyer of the Year"

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Local Rules Advisory Committee
    • Defense Research Institute, Inc.
    • Lakeshore Public Broadcasting, Board of Directors, Chairman
    • Trial Law Institute, Member
    • Supreme Court of Indiana
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
    • Porter County American Inns of Court, President
    • Bar Association of the 7th Circuit
    • Diversity Law Institute, Member
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
    • Indiana Bar Foundation, President, Life Master Fellow
    • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
    • Federal Bar Association, Northwest Indiana Chapter, President 
    • United States Supreme Court
    • Indiana State Bar Association; Lake County Bar Association; Porter County Bar Association
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Eagerness to Win A Losing Illusion, Commentary, Post-Tribune
    • An Unconventional Result
    • Wealth is Available to Everyone, Commentary, Post-Tribune
    • Emails Are Legally Binding Documents
    • Supreme Court Makes it Harder for Employees to Prove Title VII Retaliation Claims
    • Trust the Power of the Universe, Commentary, Post-Tribune
    • Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy, Valparaiso University School of Law
    • Non-Conformity on the River of Life, Commentary, Post-Tribune
    • Advanced Trial Tactics, NBI Sponsored, 2017
    • Voir Dire/Jury Selection, NBI Sponsored, 2016
    • Human Resources Law From Start to Finish, NBI Sponsored, 2015
    • Epic Change: The Evolution of the Legal Profession, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Sponsor, 2014
    • Federal Civil Practice, Indiana Lawyer-IBJ Corporation, Sponsor, 2001
    • Federal Civil Practice, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Sponsor, 2001
    • Civil Discovery: Tough Issues Argued, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Sponsor, 2000
    • Federal Civil Practice For the Northern District, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Sponsor, 2000
    • Federal Civil Practice for the Northern District, - Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Sponsor, 1999
    • Ten Commandments for Lawyers
    • Ten Commandments for Lawyers Health
    • A Positive View of Lawyering, Res Gestae
    • A Positive View of Lawyering -- II, Res Gestae
    • Ten Simple Ways to Attract Clients, Res Gestae
    • Memorandum, Res Gestae
    • The Successful Lawyer, Res Gestae
    • An Oddly Dignified Man, Res Gestae
    • A Simple Act of Kindness, Res Gestae
    • On Being Honest, Res Gestae
    • Is Winning the Only Thing?, Res Gestae
    • The Greatest Lawyer in the World, Res Gestae
    • An Indiana Lawyer’s Lament, Res Gestae
    • That Guy’s Okay’ (or 10 Ways to Kill the Ego), Res Gestae
    • On Being Independent, Res Gestae
    • To Bill or Serve, that is the Question, Res Gestae
    • The Million Dollar Mouth, Res Gestae
    • 1998 Federal Civil Practice in the Northern District, Indiana Lawyer-IBJ Corporation, Sponsor, 1998
    • Simple Virtue Makes Complex Truth, Commentary, Post-Tribune
    • Whose Justice, Mine or Yours?, Res Gestae
    • Hitting God with a Lawsuit, Commentary, Post-Tribune
    • Author "Article Eight of the Federal Rules of Evidence: The Hearsay Rule," published in the Valparaiso University Law Review
    • A Profound Offering for Parents, Commentary, Post-Tribune


    •  Angelopoulos v. Angelopoulos, Ind. App. LEXIS 538, 2013
    • Piwowar v. Washington Lumbar Co., 405 N.E.2d 576
    • Porter v. Bethlehem Steel Corp., 451 N.E.2d 69
    • Coffman v. Austgen’s Electric, Inc. 437 N.E.2d 1003
    • Edwards v. Bethlehem Steel Corp., 554 N.E.2d 833
    • Sara v. Globex Corp, U. S. Dist. LEXIS 121738, 2015
    • Rogers v. Bethlehem Steel Corp., 655 N.E.2d 73
    • Penwell v. Western and Southern Life Ins. Co., 474 N.E.2d 1042

    Educational Background:

    • Valparaiso University, A.B.
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    Office Location for Larry G. Evans

    8585 Broadway
    Merrillville, IN 46410

    Phone: 219-769-6552

    Fax: 219-738-2349

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    Last Updated: 10/19/2019

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