Law School: Thomas Jefferson School of Law
College: University of California, Los Angeles
I deal in transactional work, so no trial stories. However, my clients are public figures so dealing with some of those issues, particularly with social media, copyright law, and licensing are consistently issues I handle. The businesses I represent, thankfully, are not seen in court too often, but are nonetheless exciting ventures.
Prior to opening the California Sports Lawyer firm, Evans worked as a graduate law clerk with the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, Central Division, advising judicial officers in civil and criminal law and motion. During law school, he interned for the Office of the Public Defender for the county of San Diego and a constitutional litigation firm, where he had the opportunity to assist in drafting several U.S. Supreme Court briefs. Prior to law school, he worked in finance for the No. 1 business-only litigation firm in the world, Quinn Emanuel Uquhart & Sullivan LLP in Los Angeles. Prior to that, he worked as a legislative aide and field representative for California State Sen. George Runner, 17th District (Ret.).
Director, Center for Sports Law and Policy at Thomas Jefferson School of Law; president and board of directors, Alumni Association of Thomas Jefferson School of Law; founder and director, National Sports Law Negotiation Competition; San Diego Entertainment and Sports Lawyers, member; The Sports Lawyers Association, member; San Diego County Bar Association, member, vice chair, entertainment and sports law section, board of directors, New Lawyers Division; director, Diversity Fellowship Program with the San Diego County Bar Association and Association of Corporate Counsel; state bar of California, member; member, Entertainment and Sports Law Interest Group, Intellectual Property Law Section.
In 2013, Evans earned a certificate from the National Institute of Politics as a certified political consultant-campaign manager, and has assisted with some local campaigns in San Diego.
I am one of nine children, the baby in the family. I have 40 nephews and nieces, and love them all. I grew up in Moorpark, Calif., and Palmdale, Calif., before working and going to school in Los Angeles. Then I moved to San Diego for law in 2008 and I have never looked back. San Diego is paradise.