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Nate Evans

Criminal defense Attorney at Knoxville, TN

5.0   28 reviews
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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2007
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About Nate

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In every case I work hard to achieve the very best results for my clients.  I take great pride in my work and client-centered focus.  Just as important, I believe that it is important to charge reasonable rates for top notch representation.

My goal with each client is to develop a relationship founded on trust and communication.   However, I recognize that each client is different and may require a different approach.

I always encourage people to call me to set up a consultation.  The consultation is free. 


Client's Choice 2013,2012
Client's Choice
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Evans Law Firm


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  28 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jason B | February 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic attorney
Mr. Evans is a fantastic attorney who I now consider a friend. Nate fought for more than 9 months for me, victoriously, and I am indebted to him forever. I highly recommend his advice. Thank you very much counselor!
Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
I met Nate Evans when I was desperately looking for help with a charge of home assault. After my first consultation I decided to hire him as my criminal defense attorney because he had already done a great research about my case. He looked into every detail of my case and the implications of this legal process in my personal and professional life. He always showed a high level of professionalism and supported me along with a team of other well qualified specialists in other legal areas. At my first Court date the case was dismissed. Nate Evans and his staff were always very responsive, patient and friendly. Outstanding attorney, I do highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2023
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Nate worked tirelessly on my behalf, and I am pleased with the outcome of my case. Nate is knowledgeable, dedicated, reliable, and easy to get a hold of. I would recommend him to anyone without reservation!
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend if you need help
When faced with criminal felony charges I went through a range of emotions ranging from shock, fear, sadness, embarrassment and anger. These emotions can be especially exacerbated if wrongly accused and facing serious career-ending charges like I was. However this happens to people all the time. Unless you work in the field or previously experienced it, most people are in the dark when it comes to navigating the judicial system. I was very scared and that is why I am so thankful that I hired Nate Evans. Nate was professional and calm but direct, which was what I needed during my times of stress. He was never judgmental nor condescending. I wanted to know exactly what I was facing and all my options. Throughout all my questions he responded quickly and answered them patiently in a manner that I could understand. My case was relatively complex and lasted several years, however I always felt that Nate was constantly thinking about it. Not only was he detailed in his preparations, his experience in the law was apparent as he strategically worked my case. In the end Nate was instrumental in getting my charges completely dismissed. I am forever grateful and highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2021
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Excellent Attorney
Mr. Evans is personable, extremely competent, and very responsive. I'm grateful that he was on my side as he represented me with the utmost confidence. I would highly recommend him to anyone...he is an absolute professional. Don't hesitate to contact him!
Posted by Twyla | August 8, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Competent, Calm help when you're stressed out
As a new widow, I hired a construction company to do an extensive remodel of my home. Only halfway through the job, work stopped. After 7 weeks of no progress I felt my contract had been breached and I needed to fire the company so I could hire someone else and get my house finished. The company owner was threatening to sue anyone I hired and drag me into court as well, so I consulted Nate Evans. He has wonderful 'people' skills, and is a great listener. He reassured me that I would be let out of the contract after he contacted the company's attorney on my behalf. He was able to accomplish this in less than a week and I have hired another company to complete my remodel. I am beyond grateful for the help, and will not hesitate to call Nate should I ever have need of legal assistance again.
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2018
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Best and most affordable lawyer in Knoxville, TN
Fall of 2017 I had found myself in a place where my future and my career was on the line. I needed a lawyer and I needed one fast. After making several phone calls to what seemed like every lawyer on the map in Knoxville, TN, I finally came across Nate. Unlike the other lawyers I had spoken with who treated me poorly and tried to take advantage of me, Nate was not only interested in defending me, he was able to work with my budget and he seemed like he cared more about getting my charges taken care of than I did. Anytime I called Nate, he answered. Anytime I sent Nate a text message, he responded almost immediately. Any questions I had, he answered calmly and gave me more than enough information than I needed. The results I got from my court case were beyond my expectations all because of how hard Nate worked for me. I highly recommend choosing Nate Evans to represent you.
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Posted by Rhonda | June 5, 2018
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Great lawyer
Nate is very professional and really does his research. He represented me in a case where my X had filed charges against me. In the court room Nate was amazing. He won my case for me hands down. I would highly recommend Nate Evans.
Posted by Jill | May 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend.
Nate Evans immediately ameliorated my anxiety surrounding my legal incident and put me in brighter spirits. Most importantly, he gave my case individualized attention and without doubt, ensured that I received the best possible outcome. I would highly recommend him to anyone facing legal troubles.
Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2015
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Vandalism Charge
I highly recommend Nate Evans as your attorney. Mr. Evan handled my case very professionally. He got the items that were taken from me back and he also got all of my charges dropped. He is very open minded and a great human being over all.
Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2015
Glad I Hired this Attorney
Great from the time we meant until we finished the case. He didn't take the easy way out and fought for the outcome I wanted. He kept me informed, sent final paperwork and explained everything every step of the way. He kept a level cool head even when I was frustrated with the other side. All business and gets the job done. I would use him again without hesitation.
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Posted by Jeff | December 3, 2014
Excellent Lawyer
Nate Evans did an outstanding job with my court case. Anyone who has considered him, please don't hesitate. All around great person, A++,
Posted by Charles | July 18, 2014
Simply outstanding!
I have never been arrested before ever so when I found myself in an unfortunate situation I was lost and uncertain what to do next. Mr. Nathanial Evans was cool, calm, and collected throughout every phone call and meeting. Extremely helpful and didn't judge me prematurely which allowed me to explain my situation before we ever discussed details of payment. The fact that payment and or money was the last thing on his mind put me at ease ; made me genuinely feel he actually cared personally about me and my particular case. Even well after my case had been dismissed he has still been available to me to answer questions and set my mind at ease during the expungement process. I highly recommend him for any unforeseen issue you may find yourself. A man that truly cares about you and not just about the money you bring to his firm.
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2014
Excellent Attorney
Nate Evans represented my son on a criminal defense matter. Nate was very well researched, and his presentation of the information was exquisite. Not only was Nate well researched, but he was articulate, calm, and engaging. Nate was very much available to answer questions and was able to explain challenging legal terms so that they were more understandable. Along with the previous mentioned qualities, Nate was compassionate and supportive toward his client and his family. I would highly recommend Nate Evans.
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2014
Knowledgeable and Committed Lawyer!
I couldn't be more thankful for Nate. He was extremely helpful during this difficult time. He maintained contact with me and kept me updated on my case and how things were proceeding. Nate answered all of my questions and was thorough when it came to gathering information and getting all of the details of my case together. This was the first time I have ever needed a lawyer and it quickly became clear to me during my time working with Nate that he was knowledgeable, experienced, and well respected by his peers. I highly recommend Nate for anyone who is looking for a lawyer who is authentic, sincere, and will get the job done.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2013
Made the whole process easy, smooth, and fast.
Nate did a great job representing me. I needed the case taken care of in a timely fashion, and he did so, exceeding expectations. He was professional, stayed in touch, was easy to reach and communicate with, and was very helpful and reassuring. He made the whole process as pleasant as it could possibly be, given the circumstances. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2013
Would absolutely recommend!
Nate was wonderful to work with and stayed in constant communication. I could not have asked for a better outcome!
Posted by Chris | May 2, 2013
Remarkable outcome with a perfect balance of professionalism and personal touch
Nate Evans successfully helped me negotiate a situation that, at the worst, could have resulted in a felony charge, along with charges for DUI, reckless driving, reckless endangerment and a violation for driving the wrong way on a one-way street. All those charges could have resulted in over a year in jail and loss of my drivers license for two years. Not to mention, that at only 20 years old, I would carry them on my record for years. Through the knowledge and persistence of N. Evans all the above charges were negotiated down to reckless endangerment. My life was facing complete upheaval with legal and personal issues before I contacted N. Evans. He helped me reach a favorable conclusion. Very knowledgeable attorney who is also caring.
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Posted by Matthew | March 29, 2013
Great First Experience
I have never been in any type legal trouble; however, Nate was experienced enough to successfully help me. He is smart, reliable, and knowledgeable. He doesn't look down upon his clients despite any mistakes they have made. I feel as though he would be able to help anyone with any situation. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2013
Nathaniel Evans
Mr. Evans was very professional. He kept me completely informed of my case at all times. He was very easy to talk to during a very stressful time. He was able to secure me a favorable outcome in my case. He did a excellent job.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Evans Law Firm
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Bernstein, Stair & McAdams, LLP
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Oberman & Rice
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Knox County Public Defender Community Law Office
  • 2007 - 2011
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  • Law
  • 2007
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Conner
  • Reversed


  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2007 - Present
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Leadership Law Class
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Order of the Barristers
  • University of Tennessee
  • 2007


Speaking Engagements

  • Knoxville Roundtable
  • Good Faith Mistakes by Officers
  • 2015
  • Knox County General Sessions Training
  • Revocation Hearings
  • 2014
  • Rotary Club Meeting
  • DUI Basics
  • 2013
  • Knoxville Round Table
  • Search & Seizure - Community Caretaking
  • 2013
  • Know Your Rights Presentation
  • Constitutional Rights
  • 2011
  • Ethics Review
  • Changes to Tennesse Rules of Professional Responsibility
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (7)
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Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of working with Nate. He is an excellent lawyer who knows how to get results. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Friend
"Nate is an great lawyer with an exceptional legal mind. His knowledge of criminal defense matters and ability to effectively represent his clients is unsurpassed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Nate completely. Nate is not only an aggressive advocate for his clients, but also a compassionate attorney who cares about what he does."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Evans is a highly respected and knowledgeable attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Nathaniel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Nate Evans for criminal defense work of any kind. He is first-rate and of the highest character, professionally and personally."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer.In the many years we worked together in the Knox County Public Defender's Office Nate demonstrated great intelligence and dedication. He has earned the respect of his co-workers, the prosecutors and the courts in his tenure. I would recommend him for the defense of any criminal charge in Tennessee."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Nate Evans for the last three years as an Assistant Public Defender in Knoxville, Tennessee. Nate is one of the most talented and dedicated criminal defense attorneys that I have known in my six years of practice in criminal defense. He is a very skilled trial lawyer, and he possesses a unique ability to put forward his client's story of innocence to a jury, which is one of the most difficult skills that any lawyer can master. He understands the complexities of criminal procedure, motion practice, and evidence. And above all, Nate is one of the most dedicated lawyers in Knoxville. His ability to communicate with clients and empathize with their needs truly sets him apart. Nate has experience in all aspects of representeing clients charged with DUI, misdemeanors, and all types of felonies. I would hire Nate to represente my family members. I can't think of a better way to say that I endorse Nate Evans without reservation."
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