James W. Evans

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Austin, TX

Evans Family Law
 | 901 South Mopac, Building 1 Ste 110
Austin, TX 78746
Phone: 512-628-2550
Fax: 512-628-2551
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

James W. Evans, the founder of Evans Family Law, has helped his clients in Austin, Texas for nearly 20 years. Focusing his practice on family law and estate planning and administration, he handles matters involving prenuptial agreements, contested divorces, custody, spousal support, domestic violence, will preparation and probate. Bilingual, Mr. Evans is able to provide representation in both Spanish and English, and he is board-certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Evans obtained his Bachelor of Arts in business communications from Austin College, graduating in 1991. He then went on to attend Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, which is now known as Texas A&M University School of Law. He graduated in 1994 with his Juris Doctor and is licensed to practice before all Texas state courts.

Mr. Evans honed his litigation skills by working as an assistant district attorney with the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office for several years. While there, he prosecuted many cases involving domestic violence, sex crimes and others, allowing him to gain significant courtroom experience. After five years, he left for private practice, initially working at a firm focused on commercial litigation before founding his family law practice.

Mr. Evans continues to stay abreast of current developments in his practice areas through active participation in a number of professional organizations. His memberships include the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and the American and Austin bar associations. Active in his community as well, he is a member of the board of trustees of the Lake Travis Youth Association. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Evans has received a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Custody & Visitation, Divorce

Focus Areas

Custody & Visitation, Divorce

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018

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About James Evans

Admitted: 1995, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.evansfamilylawgroup.com/attorneys-and-staff-profi...

Honors/Awards:

  • One of the "Top Lawyers in Texas" by Martindale, 2013
  • Selected to Who's Who of Outstanding Young Men of America
  • Past nominee for Austin Under 40 Award, Legal
  • Selected to Order of Barristers
  • Avvo Rated
  • Recognized by peers, judges and clients alike and given a high ethical ranking by Martindale, 2011, 2012, 2013

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Past Committee Chair on Legislation, Jon Ben Shepherd Leadership Forum
  • Past Chair Legislative Relations, Austin Junior Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Pres. Elect, Board of Directors for Texas Wesleyan Law School Alumni Association
  • Past Member, Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Past Vice President, Board of Directors for Texas Wesleyan Law School Alumni Association
  • Past Gubernatorial Appointee to the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Gubernatorial Appointee to Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Advisory Council
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Member, Advocates Group (Association of Board Certified Family Law Attorney)
  • Member, Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Travis County Bar Association, Family Section
  • Member, Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Member, State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member, Williamson County Bar Association
  • Lifetime Member, Texas Family Law Foundation

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Past Volunteer, Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
  • Past Volunteer Judge for H-E-B Teen Court
  • Former Board Member, Texas School Choice Resource Center Foundation
  • Former Member Hispanic Community Advisory Council, Banco Libertad
  • Past Member, Mid-Cities Optimist Club
  • Past Member, Mid-Cities Pacesetters Rotarian Club
  • Volunteer, Travis County Volunteer Legal Services in Family Law
  • Member, Board of Trustees for Lake Travis Youth Association (Softball)
  • Member, Lake Travis Youth Association Baseball Board
  • Coach or Volunteer, youths sports through the Lake Travis County Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • CLE: Post Divorce Medical Benefits, Corpus Christi, August 2012
  • CLE: UCCJEA & Jurisdiction Issues, Corpus Christi, August 2012
  • CLE: Preparing for Trial in Parent Termination Case, CAFA, March 2005
  • CLE: Representing Citation by Publication Parents, CAFA, July 2004
  • UT Law Clinic: Representing Parents & Domestic Violence, July 2004 - 2012
  • Criminal Law and Procedure, A Legislative Update, State Bar Journal, Sept. 1997

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Creator, former co-host radio talk show, Austin: “El Show con Los Abogados Gueros”

Educational Background:

  • Austin College, Sherman, Texas, Bachelor of Arts in Business Communications, May 1991
Office Location for James W. Evans

901 South Mopac
Building 1 Ste 110
Austin, TX 78746

Phone: 512-628-2550

Fax: 512-628-2551

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Last Updated: 1/2/2019

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