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Angela Evans

Litigation Attorney at Peoria, IL

4.8   30 reviews
  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 14 years
    Alabama - AL 16 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Special Member No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Angela

Learn Angela’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%

  2. Litigation
    40%
    General Civil Litigation Trials

  3. Family
    20%
    Dissolution of Marriage Appeals Child Support Civil Unions Custody and Visitation Maintenance/Alimony Marital Settlement and Separation Agreements Parentage/Paternity Cases

INNOVATIVE. EFFICIENT. AGGRESSIVE.

Angela Evans is a former prosecutor who loves trial work as much as she respects small businesses. Angela began her own law firm because she strongly believes that zealous legal representation can be cost-effective when standard business processes merge with sound legal competence. Angela’s compassion and interest in family law matters is derived from her own personal experiences in family law as well as her professional endeavors in this practice area.

Awards

Client's Choice 2018,2017
Client's Choice
2018 2017

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Location

Angela Evans Law
110 SW Jefferson.
Suite. 500
Peoria, IL, 61602

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  30 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by Doug | November 3, 2014
She's a compassionate and attentive attorney
I contacted Angela to help me in a sensitive manner. She and her staff treated me like their most important client and kept me in the loop at all times.
Posted by Max | June 2, 2014
Well done
Thanks Angela. The whole experience was handled with absolute professionalism and integrity. I am truly happy with the results and would refer Angela to anyone.
Posted by Michelle | November 23, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Out of state
Long story short. I am divorced in my state and was served papers from ex . I contacted Angela about a divorce. She was very empathetic and listened to my situation. I will definitely recommend her!! She went above an beyond an advised me on how to proceed.
Posted by Pamela | January 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Intelligent , Expirienced and Professional .
I walked into Angelas office for a consultation and walked out feeling blessed . She took on my case from a previous divorce and had to learn my case from the previous records from day one . She did that exceptionally quick and found results i didnt even know existed . She gave me confidence when i was ready to give in . She is Intelligent , Impressive , Professional and Dedicated . She worked day and night on my case and that made me feel as tho I was important . She made a believer out of me when I was giving up on the court system. Angela Baker Evans , is a Intelligent , Outgoing , Professional , Honest Dedicated Attorney . Im Blessed to have Hired her . Her paralegal , Cori is awesome also . Cori was always there for any information or questions i had . They are a wonderful team . If you ever need an attorney in Angela Baker Evans expertise , I Highly Recommend her and her team .
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Posted by Chris | October 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Angela is everything you want: super intelligent, truly cares about your case, extremely committed to you and your case success
Angela is everything you want and need in a lawyer if you want the best lawyer possible to win your case. I say that because Angela has helped tremendously and everything anyone would hope to have in a lawyer: super intelligent; highly experienced; successful; truly cares about your case; extremely committed to you and your case success by working day and night and everything else Angela can possibly do to win your case; always extremely impressive in court with presentation, knowledge, quick analytical / legal thinking that screws up opposing councels whole case. Angela will not only impress you but also the judge and opposing lawyers that she is an expert lawyer, extremely passionate, knows her clients case better then anyone else in the room, fights like no other lawyer you could possibly get to win your case. If that is not a description for the best lawyer what is. I love it when Angela makes opposing lawyers look like amateurs struggling to figure out what to do next due to Angela's legal intelligence and unique ability to completely destroy opposing lawyers strategy to the point where they don't know what to do or what to ask and clearly struggling. Do yourself a favor and call Angela. Angela is simply the best.
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Posted by Tom | May 3, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
123
Consultation only, which is what I wanted. I was not seeking litigation. Ms. Evan answered all questions and without telling me what to do, gave sufficient information to help me towards a course of action. The entire phone consultation was $75.00. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Crème de la crème
Expert. Immaculate. Dedicated. Caring. These are the words that come to mind simply scratching the surface of describing Angela Baker Evans. Attorney Baker Evans has been and continues to be a beacon of hope for a complex, sensitive and emotional family law case. Angela Baker Evans is an immaculate professional; Transparent, honest, dedicated and (last but not least) the crème de la crème of attorneys. Do not hesitate to contact Angela Baker Evans if you want legal representation that considers you the expert on your case and related matters, strictly adheres to best practices, keeps you very informed about your legal matters and swiftly returns your phone calls and other communications. Angela Baker Evans is the best of the best.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AEL in 4 Words: Professional, Knowledgeable, Integrity, Indomitable
Angela and her team have been my rock throughout my difficult legal struggles. Her team has earned my utmost respect in their ability to diligently represent a client. I never thought I'd go through a divorce let alone have to fight for the right to in my children's lives, but they were there for me when I needed them. I consulted numerous attorneys in the area before and after consulting with Angela. It was clear to me that no one would represent the long-term best interests of my children better. In the past 2 years I've learned how ugly and complicated family law can truly become. Due to the design of the legal system, and constant curveballs in the case there have been times when I've felt as though this would never end. She never sugar-coated things and was diligent about making sure I was clearly aware of what was happening with the case as well as all potential outcomes. Without Angela's stalwart legal support, I don't believe I would have made it through everything. Her paralegal, Cori, has always been available when I called or e-mailed. Both remain willing to listen to any concerns I have and consistently followed through on anything necessary. I understand that my case is not the only case the team is handles, but everyone at AEL have never made me feel as though my children were not their # 1 focus. In court, Angela's expertise and confidence is clearly on display. She is extremely knowledgeable of the law and stays on-point with matters of fact and evidence. She has stood up for me through unprofessional antics from the other side and I cannot thank her enough for her representation. The words "ethical" or "integrity" are not commonly used when discussing attorneys, but it certainly applies to Angela Evens. If you're in need of a genuinely professional lawyer for your case, I can't recommend AEL enough.
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Posted by Justin | September 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job on my custody
Angela did a fantastic job for my custody agreement. She made sure I was protected and covered all possible scenarios to make sure my best interests were looked after.
Posted by Greg | July 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding performance!
Angela Evans went above and beyond the call of duty! She is very professional and very well versed with the law! I knew she was the right attorney for me within 5 minutes of meeting her for the first time. She managed to negotiate a deal for me, that I didn't think was possible. We didn't even have to go to trial, which in return saved me money! Her assitant Cori is top notch as well! The two of them are like the "Dynamic Duo"! I am more than satisfied and impressed with the results of hiring Angela Evans for my representation. I would highly recommend hiring Angela for your legal matters. You will be glad you did!
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Posted by Julie | May 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional, experienced, and not afraid to represent her clients
Angela has went above and beyond to get my divorce final. She is a very straight forward person and is not afraid to speak the truth. She got right into my case and I felt secure. feeling like she took it as personal as I was at that moment. She has a great knowledge of her job and what I was going thru. She has great confidence in herself, which is something I definitely lacked walking into the court room. I have never hired a lawyer before ever in my life. She made me feel comfortable as soon as I walked into her office. Her staff is very kind and knowledgeable too. Her and her staff treated me very well. I would most definitely go back to Angela if I needed anything.
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Posted by Kim | January 31, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Angela cares about her clients!
I had the opportunity to meet with Angela in her office. In speaking with her, it became very evident that she truly cares about her clients, including the emotional, sad aspects of a divorce. Sadly, it seems that many divorce attorneys like ‘to stir the pot’ emotionally with couples to drum up additional bu$ine$$ for themselves. What a shame and this is NOT how Angela Evans conducts her firm. If I had a family law need, I would highly recommend Angela Evans. In summation, she’s professional, straight forward and will care about you as an individual.
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Posted by Ashley | January 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Care for clients
Angela helped us through a nasty custody case. She tried her hardest to fight for what we thought was right. She came into the middle/end of the case but still treated it like she had been with us from the very beginning. Even though it didn’t go how we wanted, it still ended pretty good. We appreciate her and everything her office did!
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
The entire staff very friendly and helpful they keep me posted with my case, I would definitely recommend miss Angela Evans she listened to you and what you wanted since my ex file our divorce she got me what I wanted am very pleased with her service
Posted by Janina | January 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT REPRESENTATION
I have nothing but great things to say about Angela Evans Law. Angela and her team have been nothing but exemplary in all of my court proceedings. Her knowledge of family law surpasses my expectations. Her team listens with an open ear and responds quickly. They make you feel important during the whole process, and keep you informed when the need arises. Going to court is never an easy thing but having Angela by my side, I always have the confidence that my case will be represented with the knowledge, evidence and homework that she has done to get the best possible outcome. I highly recommend Angela and her team to anyone that is seeking representation in family law!
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Posted by Lisa | January 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very happy client
My husband of 18 years left me and our 4 kids for another woman. When he filed for divorce, I knew I needed a good lawyer. I was referred to Angela by another lawyer. I was impressed with her at our consultation and knew the kids and I were going to be taken care of. She is very straightforward, which I appreciated. She always came prepared to court and handled herself professionally against opposing counsel. She was sympathetic to my situation and made sure that the settlement was fair and beneficial to me and my children. Even though my husband was the one who filed, Angela did all the discovery, division of property paperwork, settlement offers, and filing. She was very prompt, this could have been settled earlier but he and his lawyer were not quick to respond. I felt involved and she listened to how I wanted to handle certain aspects of the settlement. My calls and questions were always answered in a timely manner.
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Posted by Christie | January 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
After dealing with another attorney for almost two years for a divorce, Angela did more work, made more progress in just a short time. Very professional and knowledgeable. If you need someone to fight for you, she is the one.
Posted by Jessica | January 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Probate Estate Settlement
I would highly recommend using Angela Evans services when a lawyer is needed in her field of expertise. In the probate case of my mothers estate, I was referred to Angela through my past lawyer Andrew Rinehart . My situation is not a typical probate case and has been a 3-year process and still going. I worked with Andrew for a year on settling my mother’s estate and after that time the case needed Angela’s services to start removal process to have my mother’s estate settled. I’ve been working with Angela for the past 6 months on my mother’s probate case and she has been on top of everything since day one. Angela and her assistant Cori Mayhall are great at keeping me updated on everything and making sure everything is moving in the right direction, so my case get settled quickly. I live in Florida and communication is key since I’m not local. I have total confidence that Angela is the best lawyer to represent me and has even allowed me to listen over the phone during a court case so that I was able to know what was being said in the court room. I really appreciate having that experience and knowing that Angela was fighting for me in the court room. Angela has been successful getting my mother’s estate to finally start moving. I’m thankful to have her help with everything and trust that she is doing everything in her power to get me justice for everything I’ve been going through since my mother’s passing. I look forward to the day when my mother’s estate is settled, and I say my final Thank You to Angela and Cori for all the hard work they’ve put in. That day will be the greatest day of my life.
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She is a shark
Angela was kind and compassionate in every meeting. She showed up to every court date on time. She fought tooth and nail for me and went above the normal standard of things. She fought for equal child support and made sure I was receiving what was owed to me.
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, up-front, professional, and a fighter.
My husband hired Angela after she was recommended by a friend/another attorney, when wanting to fight for "full custody" (primary time and responsibilities) of his young son. It was not an easy battle, Angela was honest from the start that we did not have a slam dunk case, which was refreshing. After a year battle, we did not get full custody, reached a settlement at the very end, but ended up with more time, equal responsibilities, plus more. Angela was always extremely professional, very up-front, handled other lawyers and judges with great rapport (even when opposing attorneys were very unprofessional), and was ON POINT with ALL paperwork filed in court. She does not like to lose, will fight for her clients, especially if she knows their heart and reasoning is in the right place.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Angela Evans Law
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Quinn, Johnston, Henderson & Pretorius, Chartered
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Westervelt, Johnson, Nicoll & Keller, LLC
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Jefferson County District Attorney's Office, Birmingham
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Goverment & Commercial Contract Procurement
  • Self Employed Attorney Consultant
  • 2007 - 2010
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Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Auburn University, Auburn
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Heritage Square v. Zu Zu, Inc., et al.
  • Trial Court ruling of no personal liability due to duress and lack of consideration affirmed.

Associations

  • Abraham Lincoln American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Construction Law Section; Women & the Law Appointed Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Peoria County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Special Committee on Mentoring
  • 2011 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • 2012 Downstate Young Lawyer of the Year
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Rotary Club
  • Litigation as a Business Decision
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (7)
Endorse Angela
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Wonderful person and great lawyer. Contact Angela for family, divorce and adoption in Peoria."
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Peoria Litigation Lawyer Angela Evans
Angela Evans
Litigation Attorney
Peoria, IL
Licensed for 16 years