3.5 stars 12 totalReview Benjamin Evans
Anonymous review posted on
Ben is a nice enough person but a sole practitioner with too many cases who does not listen to your concerns, rolls over for the opposing party's attorney and bungles your case. He made some critical errors but my new attorney thankfully fixed them almost immediately, he's not accessible and takes days to respond. He squandered my entire retainer by nickel and diming me on every interaction when I had to repeat myself and ask questions more than once because he wasn't paying attention, or asking me for evidence he had no intention of using. He refused to call witnesses stating they weren't strong, when my new attorney with a much higher profile law firm disagreed (and so did I, this goes back to Ben not listening and making critical errors). If you don't have a cut and dry custody case, seek representation elsewhere.
Posted by Doug Donahue
I hired Benjamin Evans for my custody case regarding my son. It was the biggest mistake I could have made regarding my custody case. At no time did I ever feel Ben gave my case the needed attention or passion I deserved or anyone deserves regarding a custody case. He refused to have phone conversations and only emailed me to discuss my case. During emails he regularly refused to answer questions completely and fully charged me for emails when I emailed back asking for clarification and answers to my emails. I can provide emails and evidence of this and his spread sheet for charging me.
In his responses to my ex's attorney he was very vague and lacked any substance to his rebuttals. Ben did the absolute bare minimum for my case.
He advised me to not fight a restraining order my ex placed on me for leverage and temporary child custody. He single handily derailed any chance I had of obtaining equal time with my son by doing so.
I fired Ben and luckily hired the services of Goldberg Jones during the remaining time of my custody battle. Goldberg Jones was able to salvage some of Ben's mistakes and stop the bleeding from his mistakes and lack of legal attention to my case.
I later find out from the Portland law community through hiring Ben's replacement, that Ben simply takes on way to many cases and has to big of a case load to give his clients the proper legal attention and duties of a lawyer. He simply looks to take on cases and retainers.
After firing Ben, I agreed to not review Ben on any site if he refunded some of my retainer that was not properly used due to his poor handling of my case. We agreed in principal to refund my remaining balance and portion of my original retainer. Mr. Evan's agreed but later reneged on the deal.(I can provide email proof of this if needed).
I will be happy to provide emails from Ben regarding my case if you have any questions or experienced the same issues with Benjamin Evans. I would not recommend hiring Ben for any of your legal concerns or cases. I hope you do not make the same mistake I did by hiring Benjamin Evans.
Posted by Ashley Sundee
Ben has been working with me on gaining custody of my niece for about 7 months now. This has been a difficult situation as I cannot just walk into the court house and file for custody. He has been extremely informative on this whole situation. He has offered me advice on how to save me money and time with the parents. I greatly appreciate him and his patients while working with me. I will definitely recommend him to my friends and family if they are ever in need of a family lawyer.
Thanks again Ben!
Posted by Rachael
I hired Ben to help fight my custody case. He did a very amazing job. It seemed to take longer than I initially expected to complete the case but that was none of Ben's fault. We communicated mostly through E-mail with timely responses. I really liked that he even kept me involved in what was being sent to the other attorney against me. He has very reasonable views to my case and really fought for me. I ended up getting everything I wanted out of my case including full custody of my daughter. He is a really great attorney and I highly recommend him. If I ever have to go back to court I will definitely be hiring Ben again.
Posted by Ceci
Ben Evans is a top quality, professional family law lawyer that has helped me for a year. He is very patient and professional both in and out of the courtroom. I always felt I was in great hands being represented by Mr. Evans.
Posted by Ben
At initial consultation, he first got his $50. Then made me wait for 10-15 minutes. Then I visited him and explained to him about my situation. after about 40 minutes, he said that time is up. All he told me was that his rate is $220/hour and he is willing to take on my case. What a waste of time. He gave no advice. He didn't tell me what he can do for my case. So, I cannot rate his knowledge, but I can definitely rate his trustworthy, responsive, and keeping informed, and specially his ethics. obviously, he is more concerned about his $$ than his work.
Anonymous review posted on
I worked with Benjamin Evans for several months. He was my defense against a very well known family law firm and attorney here in Portland. He advised me to take a deal for a temporary hearing that costed me leverage in the case and worst less time with my children. I'm a blue collar worker, and he knew this. I gave him the retainer, paid him several other times. I pleaded with him and struck a deal to pay him what I iowed and he would continue to work with me. He agreed. He withdrew from the case and my representation. He did this on a Friday, 3 days before my divorce trial. I would not reccomend him. He is costly and uncompassionate. Also doesn't care about anyone but himself.
Posted by kathleen
Mr Evans helped guide me through disentagling from an ex partner to whom I was not married but owned joint property. It was a hard emotional landscape and I was very glad to have him as a legal counsel.
I tried to do this first through non-binding arbitration, and was glad to have him put it into legal wording and file it with the state. I am glad for him being the point of contact between him and my ex. It made it easier to move through, and I could not have done it on my own.
Anonymous review posted on
I was provided Mr. Evans name through the Oregon Bar association Modest Means Program. That program offers an initial consult for $ 35.00/ 30 minutes. I informed Mr. Evans that I would prefer to do my consult over the phone, as I am disabled and have a hard time getting around, since I do not drive.
He informed me that HE charges $ 50.00 to do consults over the phone, since the "extra-cost of having to process my credit card payment. When I asked how that matters since it cost no more to process my credit card over the phone as it does in person? He responded that he thought I should go elsewhere, because he was a collaborative attorney, and he did not think we were a good match.
When I asked him to clarify the reason that he thought I should go elsewhere he refused to clarify himself and failed to respond. Clearly Mr. Evans appreciates the referrals provided by the Oregon State Bar association, but does not wish to abide by the guidelines they promise to the people whom they send to Mr. Evans.
With less than 5 years of practice, he apparently does not need the business, or only uses the service to gather additional leads, but depending on how much business he has at the time, declines to honor his commitment to the guidelines he "agreed" to uphold. That being said, I would not recommend him as a trustworthy attorney based on my experience with him or his staff
Anonymous review posted on
I called and had no time left to file my response. I couldn't think, my head was spinning.. This was a complicated case that I had to have an attorneys guidance. I found Ben and he wasted no time. Less then 24 hours and it was taken care of.. He knows how important my timeframe was.. He's a godsend. The lords timing is always perfect.. Thanks Ben