J.D. Evans

Professional Associations:

  • Nevada Bar Association
  • Nevada Trial Lawyers Association
  • Nevada Justice Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Clark County Bar Association


  • University of San Diego School of Law (JD – 1985)
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (BA Political Science – 1982)
  • Rosewood High School, North Carolina (1976)


  • Nevada, 1985
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada, 1990
  • Supreme Court of Nevada, 1985

Reported Cases:

  • Martin v. Sears. Roebuck and Co., 111 Nev. 923, 899P.2d 551, 130 Lab.Cas, P 57,988, Nev., July 27, 1995.

Courtroom Experience:

  • Combining all types of cases: thousands of court appearances, including dozens of trials, arbitrations, and mediations.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense:
    • Representation of hundreds of clients since 1985. All types of cases including DUI’s; misdemeanors; felonies; and co-counsel on murder cases.
  • Juvenile Defense:
    • Represented over a thousand juveniles since 1985 for all types of offenses from property crimes to armed robberies – including in excess of a hundred certification cases.
  • Personal Injury:
    • Represented hundreds of injury cases, including multi-million and six-figure cases. Been successful against auto, home and life insurance companies. Successful in both settling and litigating against major corporations – including casinos, manufacturers, utility companies, and insurance companies. Representation of all types of cases from soft tissue  injuries to wrongful deaths including motor vehicle accidents, dog bit cases, premise liability, and wrongful terminations.