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James W. Evans

also known as Jimmy Evans

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About Family Law Attorney, James "Jimmy" Evans

• Family Law
• Divorce
• Custody and Child Support Litigation
• Agreed and Uncontested Divorce
• Divorce and Custody Litigation
• Adoption
• Mediation and Collaborative Law
• Child Support
• Grandparents rights and defense


Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 2010, James W. Evans or “Jimmy”, has been in practice for 16 years. Mr. Evans is also a lifetime member of the Texas Academy of Family Law, a Lifetime Member of the Texas Family Law Foundation. Mr. Evans is a member of the Family Section of the Travis County Bar and the State Bar of Texas and has been admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.Mr. Evans graduated law school at Texas Wesleyan University in just over 2 ½ years in 1994.


After becoming licensed in May 1995, worked as an assistant criminal district attorney with the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office. During this time, Mr. Evans prosecuted such crimes as domestic violence, protective orders, family violence, sex crimes against children, and other felony and misdemeanor crimes for nearly 5 years. During this time, Mr. Evans spent significant time working with children and protecting them against predators.At the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Evans was nicknamed “scrapper” for his scrappy litigation style. Thereafter, Mr. Evans worked in commercial litigation with a private firm until becoming a father 6 years ago. Since that time, Mr. Evans focused his practice exclusively in the area of family law.


During Mr. Evans’ 18 years of practice, he has obtained extensive court room experience and has over 100 jury trials to his credit.  Mr. Evans has successfully mediated many cases and is trained in collaborative law.


In 2010, Mr. Evans completed the requirements and has been recognized by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and was honored to become board certified in Family Law.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    9 years
  2. Child Custody: 40%
    10 years
  3. Family: 5%
  4. Adoption: 5%
    9 years



Hourly ($150-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Daryl Gail Weinman

    I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledge, experienced and professional.


    Daryl Weinman Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Bruce H. Clark

    I have known Jimmy for many years. He is very professional and a highly skilled family law attorney.


    Bruce Clark Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Evans Family Law

901 S Mopac Bldg 1 Ste 110
Austin, TX, 78746-5776


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199510/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified - Family Law since 2010Texas Board of Legal Specialization2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Board Certified Family Law, Board of Legal SpecialisationN/A2010 - Present
Lifetime Member Texas Academy Family Law SpecialistsN/A2010 - Present
Travis County Bar, Family Law SectionN/AN/A
State Bar of Texas, Family Law SectionN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Inside the Minds: Thompson ReutersChild Custody LItigation and Settlements2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Wesleyan UniversityDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)JD - Juris Doctor1994
Austin CollegeBusiness CommunicationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fundamentals of DivorceDivorce Litigation from Start to Finish2013