Richard W. Evans
Richard W. Evans

Partner
Phone: 301-762-7770
Fax: 301-926-7444
Email: evansr@McWilson.com
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Practice Areas:

Civil Litigation
Commercial Litigation

Personal Injury Claims
Construction law

Business Law
Real Estate

 

Biography:

Rick is a principal member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Business Law and Personal Injury practice groups, and he works primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance defense, insurance coverage, personal injury, toxic torts, products liability, construction litigation, business law and professional liability. Throughout the course of his career, Rick has handled hundreds of cases to resolution for a multitude of individual, institutional and commercial clients, including numerous jury and bench trials, administrative and arbitration hearings, and appellate proceedings primarily in the State and Federal courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Rick has also served numerous professional boards and associations, conducted training and continuing legal education seminars, and contributed to educational materials in the furtherance of education, professionalism and civility in the practice of law.

 

Rick was born in Hanover, New Hampshire in 1966. He attended Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where he graduated with a degree in government in 1988. He then served as the Fiscal Legislative Liaison for the Governor of New Hampshire, before pursuing his law degree in Washington, DC. He attended the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University and graduated in 1993 with his juris doctor and a degree in Comparative and International Law.

 

Since 1993, Rick has concentrated his trial practice primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, civil rights claims, and serious personal injury cases, including wrongful death actions. He has successfully represented clients in complex business cases involving breach of contract, fraud and unfair trade practices. He has also handled numerous defamation and discrimination claims involving government entities. He has extensive experience working with insurance companies, handling insurance defense cases, providing insurance coverage opinions, and litigating declaratory judgment actions, which has proven invaluable in his personal injury and wrongful death practice.

 

Rick has focused his corporate practice primarily in the areas of business transactions, joint ventures, and real estate matters. Among other clients, he represents technology companies, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, insurance companies, financial institutions, and a number of property owners, developers, managers and security companies in a variety of capacities. He has been engaged to create new businesses, as well as to negotiate joint ventures between established companies. He is a certified Title Agent in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia, and is licensed to conduct real estate closings.

Rick is a member of the bar associations of Maryland, New Hampshire and the District of Columbia. He is also a member of the bar association for the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and for Montgomery County, Maryland. He has contributed to educational texts, including workbooks on discrimination, fair housing and insurance coverage, from which he has conducted professional workshops for insurance companies and their clients, including a number of greater Washington property management companies. He is a Justice of the Peace and a Notary Public, and has been a member of the Montgomery County Inn of Court, a group of experienced lawyers, judges, law professors and students promoting professionalism in trial practice.

 

Rick and his wife, Joy, who is also an attorney, have two daughters, Claire and Brooke, and they reside in Bethesda, Maryland. In his spare time, Rick is a reluctant runner, who enjoys golf, skiing and travel with his family.

 

Memberships and Awards

  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member, Montgomery County Inn of Court, 1997-1999
  • Title Agent, Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia
  • Notary Public
  • Justice of the Peace

Reported Cases

  • Stevens v. Arco Management, 751 A.2d 995 (2000)
 

Born: Hanover, New Hampshire, August 14, 1966

Education: Colby College, A.B., 1988, Catholic University of America, J.D., Comparative, International Law, 1993

Membership: Montgomery County, New Hampshire, Maryland State and American Bar Associations; The District of Columbia Bar.

Admissions: 1994, New Hampshire, U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire; 1995, Maryland, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; 1995, District of Columbia, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia; 1996, U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit; 1998, U.S. Court of Federal Claims; 2000, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

Reported Cases: Stevens v. Arco Management, 751 A.2d 995 (2000).

Miscellaneous Information: Member, Montgomery County Inn of Court, 1997-1999. Title Agent, Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia, 2002-. Notary Public, 2001-. Justice of the Peace, 1995-.

 

 

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