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James W. Evans

Divorce and separation Attorney at Austin, TX

4.9   208 reviews

also known as Jimmy Evans

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  • Licensed for 28 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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JIMMY EVANS IS BOARD CERTIFIED IN FAMILY LAW BY THE TEXAS BOARD OF LEGAL SPECIALIZATION.
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 . 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 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.

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
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Location

Evans Family Law Group
Evans Family Law Group
714 Chestnut Street
Bastrop, TX, 78602
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  208 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Debbie | May 7, 2014
Knowlegable, Experienced, Ethical, Honest, Straightforward, Available, Effective, and Compassionate
Jimmy represented in me a complicated divorce with difficult custody challenges, safety/protective issues and during a time of harsh financial struggles for me and my kids. Jimmy and his team were very responsive, available, and helpful during every aspect of this stressful time. Jimmy helped me focus on what was really important and helped keep me off the emotional roller coaster of anxiety, misinformation, and the fear from scary threats from my ex-husband and his council. Jimmy keenly understood what the judge considered important and what was irrelevant. Due to his direct, realistic but kind approach, he helped me stay rational and focused - with my "eyes on the prize" so to speak. I also appreciated his concern for my children and how we were managing during the very scary process of divorce. If you want a crazy aggressive lawyer who will help you get into a lot heated battles, then Jimmy isn't for you. But if you want to obtain justice with integrity, maintain a sense of sanity, dignity with as little emotional pain as possible for you and your children, then hire Jimmy and his very knowledgeable effective team. They know what they are doing and will help you every step of the way so you can finally rebuild and move on.
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2024
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Agreed Divorce
Working with the Evans Family Law Group made a difficult and sensitive situation much easier to go through. Jimmy Evans and his team of lawyers and paralegals are professional, discreet, responsive, knowledgeable and reliable. If you are looking for an "agreed divorce" this is the firm to handle it.
Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2024
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The Evans Family Law Group did a great job.
I initially met with Shara McDonald Dixon, she is brilliant and had my best interest in mind from the word go. I wanted an amicable divorce and things went smoothly. When Shara left for maternity leave her team stepped up and got the job done. If I need another attorney I will make sure to call The Evans Family Law Group first.
Posted by Raymond | April 1, 2024
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They helped me quickly
I was very pleased with these lawyers and my divorce was done quickly and right and did not cost much they did a great job
Posted by SooJin | March 7, 2024
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Looking for a trustful lawyer in Austin, TX?
Mr. Evans and Staffs are very knowledgeable, professional and HONEST. I was new to Austin (moved from Canada in 2022) and have had bad luck with the lawyers on my divorce case. Most of them were dishonest (overcharging for unnecessary hearings, neglect for case preparation and lack of knowledge in military divorce but Mr. Evans showed immediate depth of knowledge in the issues presented and provided honest analysis. I regret that I didn't have a chance to retain him in 2022.
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Posted by Samantha | February 18, 2024
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Excellent lawyer
I had a great experience working with Kimberley House and the team of legal professionals at Evans Family Law Group in Bastrop. A friend of mine recommended I speak with them and I’m so glad I did! I felt confident that my family was in good hands. Kimberley is not only knowledgeable and professional but she took the time to make me feel seen and heard. I would absolutely use their services again and I recommend them to anyone needing legal counsel.
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Posted by Victoria | February 12, 2024
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Responsive, thorough support for my divorce
I hired this attorney to help me through my divorce paperwork. It was an amicable split so their team was able to usher through the process in a really timely manner. Was super hands-off for me, which worked great for my time constraints. Would 100% recommend.
Posted by Donna | January 31, 2024
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Client
I am thrilled to express my complete satisfaction with the legal services provided to me by Evans Family Law. His outstanding expertise, attention to detail, quick response time and dedication to my case ensured a favorable outcome. I can't say enough about his team either. They were very attentive, exceptional and professional. I am very grateful and would highly recommend them to anyone in need of legal assistance.
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Posted by Marisa | January 2, 2024
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Diligent and speedy results
Kimberley House and Wendi Ihrig worked on my divorce case I stated my legal process on October and by December was everything completed. I really appreciated the diligence , accuracy and speedy process I went through.
Posted by Kristin | December 20, 2023
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Wonderful service and experience
Jimmy and his team were great to work with during my divorce. They were very knowledgeable and thorough, and their experience made a big difference in our case.
Posted by Mark | November 22, 2023
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Recommended
Great experience. Recommended if you need legal help. I went through a divorce and needed his help to navigate the legal issues.
Posted by Dave | November 17, 2023
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Great Practice!
Shara, Avery, Nichole, and Jon Paul were great during a very tough time! Everyone at Evans family law assisted in making a tough process much easier.
Posted by Dirk | October 12, 2023
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Great Divorce Lawyer
Jimmy Evans was very helpful in our agreed upon divorce --from the initial consultation onward he helped me understand my options and how to best put into writing our specific situation and needs. His engagement through the process was strong, and helped me understand the necessary steps and pros/cons in our final agreement.
Posted by Tim | October 11, 2023
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Great Lawyer
I was beyond stressed when I walked into Kims office and she listened to me, understood my concerns, and took the lead immediately. She was pleasant with her responses to email that I sent her asking for updates and calmed me down and reassured me that she had everything under control. My wife and I were able to reconcile and comparing Kims email to my wifes email from her lawyer is a night a day difference. Kim seemed truly happy for us, while her lawyers Paralegal sent a 2 sentence congrats email which my wife found offensive. I hope I never need her again but Kim will be my first call if I do!
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Posted by Josh | October 11, 2023
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Great Law Firm
Very easy to work with and knowledgeable. They did a great job explaining things and keeping me informed at every step.
Posted by Brandon | October 10, 2023
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Highly Recommend for family law
Jimmy and his entire team were an absolute pleasure to work with and very responsive to any questions. In addition to Jimmy, I worked with Dina who was phenomenal in ensuring everything was in order and making sure that I understood exactly what the next steps were. I had a few modifications to the final decree which Jimmy provided clear advise and direction on based on his prior experience. Lastly, this case involved a child and I feel like Jimmy and Dina both did an excellent job getting to a healthy solution that both of us happily agreed with.
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Posted by Austin | September 29, 2023
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Great Divorce Attorney
Exceptional divorce lawyer! Evan’s Family Law Group blended legal expertise with compassion, guiding me through a tough divorce. Highly recommend them with their professionalism, support and dedication to their clients.
Posted by Jennifer Foster | September 26, 2023
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Professional, painless experience
Jimmy offered a thorough intake process that made the rest of the divorce process smooth and easy. The office took care of everything every step of the way. The experience would have been even better with some more expectations set along the way, I never knew if I was following up too quickly, and since I am a neophyte in this area, I had no other experience to rely upon.
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2023
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Handled it quickly and professionally
His firm helped me with my name change which had some complications. He was great about staying in touch with me and letting me know what to expect. It was resolved even faster than he predicted. Terrific guy
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2023
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Kimberly House
Kimberly House was amazing!! Kim took my emergency hearing case with less than 2 weeks before the scheduled court date, and was able to have opposing counsel settle the day before the hearing. Not only did they settle, Kim was able to get everything we were requesting related to the child in this case. Kimberly and her paralegal Jon are a knowledgeable, kind, and compassionate, and I highly recommend this amazing team!
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Evans Family Law Group
  • 1995 - 2020

Education

  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Austin College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Associations

  • Board Certified Family Law, Board of Legal Specialisation
  • 2010 - Present
  • Lifetime Member Texas Academy Family Law Specialists
  • 2010 - Present
  • Travis County Bar, Family Law Section
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Inside the Minds: Thompson Reuters
  • Child Custody LItigation and Settlements
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Fundamentals of Divorce
  • Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (5)
Endorse James
Family Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Jimmy for several years. His ability to think strategically is unparalleled."
Family Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Very responsive and knowledgeable. Attorney Evans was a pleasure to deal with and a real advocate for his clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jimmy is a tough opposing counsel. He practices family law the way a Russian chess master plays chess: He's always a few steps ahead of his opponent."
Family Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledge, experienced and professional."
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jimmy for many years. He is very professional and a highly skilled family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jimmy is a great advocate for his client. I highly recommend him. I have had the opportunity to see him in the courtroom and his trial skills are impressive."
Family Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have co-counseled with Jimmy in a number of cases, as well as been on the opposite side as Jimmy in cases. I have always been impressed with his creativity, advocacy for his clients and hard work. I endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jimmy is a great advocate for his clients"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without equivocation. Jimmy has many qualities that distinguish him as a fine family law/divorce attorney. That being said, three jump to mind immediately. First, Jimmy is a man of his word. In a field that is often, by its nature, rife with anxiety, fear, and frustration, being able to trust another attorney's word has a tremendous impact on a client's ability to manage their emotions, the attorney' ability to remain focused on the legal issues, and finally, the overall cost of the suit. Secondly, Jimmy is reasonable, ever conducting "cost benefit analyses" of courses of action in suit and whether those courses of action lead to the best results with the least damage. And finally, Jimmy isn't afraid of a fight. I have found that most clients don't want to engage in heavy litigation, but do want to know that if they have to go to war, their guy knows how to throw punches. Jimmy can pack a wallop when needed."
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Austin Divorce and separation Lawyer James W. Evans
James W. Evans
Divorce and separation Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 28 years
Virtual consultation available