James W. Evans

Top rated Family Law attorney in Austin, Texas

Evans Family Law
James W. Evans
Evans Family Law

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1995

Education: Texas Wesleyan University School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023

Evans Family Law

901 South Mopac
Building 1, Suite 250
Austin, TX 78746 Visit website


James W. Evans, the founder of Evans Family Law, has helped his clients in Austin, Texas for more than 20 years. Focusing his practice on family law he handles matters involving prenuptial agreements, contested divorces, uncontested divorces, custody, spousal support, domestic violence. 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

Family Law

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Marital Property, Prenuptial Agreements

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1995, Texas

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Criminal Law and Procedure, A Legislative Update, State Bar Journal, Sept. 1997
  • UT Law Clinic: Representing Parents & Domestic Violence, July 2004 - 2012
  • CLE: Representing Citation by Publication Parents, CAFA, July 2004
  • CLE: Preparing for Trial in Parent Termination Case, CAFA, March 2005
  • CLE: UCCJEA & Jurisdiction Issues, Corpus Christi, August 2012
  • CLE: Post Divorce Medical Benefits, Corpus Christi, August 2012
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Creator, former co-host radio talk show, Austin: “El Show con Los Abogados Gueros”
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Past Committee Chair on Legislation, Jon Ben Shepherd Leadership Forum
  • Member, Travis County Bar Association, Family Section
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Member, Advocates Group (Association of Board Certified Family Law Attorney)
  • Past Vice President, Board of Directors for Texas Wesleyan Law School Alumni Association
  • Past Chair Legislative Relations, Austin Junior Chamber of Commerce
  • Lifetime Member, Texas Family Law Foundation
  • Member, State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member, Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
  • Past Gubernatorial Appointee to the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Past Pres. Elect, Board of Directors for Texas Wesleyan Law School Alumni Association
  • Member, Academy of Family Law Specialists
  • Member, Williamson County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Gubernatorial Appointee to Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Advisory Council
  • Past Member, Tarrant County Bar Association
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Former Member Hispanic Community Advisory Council, Banco Libertad
  • Past Volunteer, Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
  • Member, Board of Trustees for Lake Travis Youth Association (Softball)
  • Past Member, Mid-Cities Optimist Club
  • Past Volunteer Judge for H-E-B Teen Court
  • Member, Lake Travis Youth Association Baseball Board
  • Past Member, Mid-Cities Pacesetters Rotarian Club
  • Former Board Member, Texas School Choice Resource Center Foundation
  • Coach or Volunteer, youths sports through the Lake Travis County Association
  • Volunteer, Travis County Volunteer Legal Services in Family Law
  • Avvo Rated
  • Selected to Who's Who of Outstanding Young Men of America
  • One of the "Top Lawyers in Texas" by Martindale, 2013
  • Selected to Order of Barristers
  • Recognized by peers, judges and clients alike and given a high ethical ranking by Martindale, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Past nominee for Austin Under 40 Award, Legal
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified in Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2010
Educational Background:
  • Austin College, Sherman, Texas, Bachelor of Arts in Business Communications, May 1991

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Jimmy Evans is one of the brightest, most thorough lawyers I have ever met. He is board certified in Family Law and is always completed prepared for each hearing. He is creative in finding solutions, and completely devoted to his clients' legitimate interests.”

Office location for James W. Evans

901 South Mopac
Building 1, Suite 250
Austin, TX 78746

Phone: 512-538-1969


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2023

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