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Roger K Evans

Estate planning Attorney at Salem, OR

4.7   12 reviews

also known as Evans & Associates

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  • Licensed for 42 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1981
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Roger

Learn Roger’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    35%
    Helping with the creation of wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, physician directives, and planning for the orderly transfer of assets and legacy planning.

    42 years

  2. Probate
    35%
    Helping clients with the probate process of the orderly transfer of assets, payment of estate debts and taxes, and transfer of assets to loved ones.

  3. Business
    20%
    Helping individuals, farmers, ranchers and business owners from the creation of the business entity (ie. LLC, Corporation) to the sale or transfer of the business, confidentiality agreements, buy/sell agreements, and more.

    42 years

  4. Real estate
    10%
    Helping individuals, farmers, ranchers, and businesses with purchase/sale and lease agreements, agricultural leases, easements, water right agreements, and more.

    42 years

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Mr. Evans is an experienced attorney with over 40+ years of experience representing individuals, families, farmers, ranchers, and business owners with their estate planning, wills and trusts, probate, real estate, and business legal needs.

Mr. Evans is a member of the Oregon State Bar Association (OSB),  OSB Agricultural Law Section, OSB Estate Planning and Administration Section, OSB Elder Law Section,  OSB Business Law Section, OSB Real Estate and Land Use Section, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Willamette Valley Estate Planning Council, as well as the Marion County Bar Association. 

Mr. Evans volunteers his time as a mentor for Willamette University School of Law students, and as a Oregon State Bar Association mentor for young lawyers.

Mr. Evans lives in Salem, Oregon with his wife and his two children.  He enjoys snow skiing, water sports, motorcycles (dirt) and mountain bikes, hiking, and camping.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
2017

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Mike | February 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I recommend Roger Evans with 100% confidence
Roger Evans has been my attorney for over 30 years. Roger has represented me competently and aggressively as a plaintiff in a personal injury case resulting from an automobile accident. He also has drawn up flexible contracts and LLC's for my real estate investment business. Roger's personal manner and sense of humor take the tension out of legal help and best of all, he has a knack for translating complex legal issues into easy to understand layman's terms that I can understand. In other words, he doesn't just say, "trust me, I'm a lawyer". He wants you to understand the law, your legal options and what he is doing for you. I have recommended Roger's services to several friends and colleagues and will continue to do so.
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Posted by Ken | February 28, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
An Honorable Adversary
Having had cases both against and alongside Roger over more than 25 years I can attest to his excellent litigation skills and his unquestioned integrity. I recommend him without reservation and often refer clients to him. If you want a highly skilled, practical, problem solver who will tell it to you straight then hire Roger Evans.
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Posted by Mary | April 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Trust
My Husband and I appreciated who Roger Evans did for us. He was kind and a gift, providing us with help explanation and willing to answer our questions. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Karie | October 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Roger Evans and his staff are very knowledgeable, quick to respond to communications, or estate issues. He has accomplished more in just a few months than our prior attorney did in over 18 months. I have the utmost respect for Mr. Evans and I'm very thankful that when we walk into that courtroom, that he is on our side.
Posted by Brian | September 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great business lawyer!
Roger helped in the negotiation and purchase of a business for me. I would not have wanted to do this without him. He's seen it all, and his knowledge and expertise helped me avoid more than one potential pit-fall!
Posted by Peter | February 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sale of business
Roger handled the sale of my business and I found him to be very thorough and easy to work with. I really appreciated his flexibility when the buyer threw us a last-minute curve. We were able to make an adjustment and get the sale done. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Ron | February 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business
I have engaged Roger Evans in my business affairs more than once and have been very impressed with his knowledge base along with his attention to detail. I have complete confidence that Roger will do the same for your legal needs.
Posted by Wendell Harness | February 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Removed a partner from an LLC
Roger was terrific removing a reputation-damaging partner from an LLC while maintaining my ownership of the digital assets. I would highly recommend Roger for any of your business' legal dealings!
Posted by Chris | February 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business Needs
I have used Roger on several different cases over the years. He has always been very professional. His knowledge covers many different areas from converting my LLC to a corporation to dealing with the DEQ. I highly recommend Roger for any legal matters.
Posted by Shawn | February 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
LLC Creation
Great job. I really appreciate Roger's knowledge and positive attitude on my LLC creation. He answered my questions and reminded me of things that I hadn't considered. I highly recommend Roger.
Posted by Dave | February 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
Roger is an outstanding attorney. He was extremely helpful in laying out various options that would benefit and protect my family's assets in both the immediate and long term of life. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Unprofessional Staff
It would have been nice to speak to Mr Evans, but I missed a 8pm phone call. I returned the call next day and a receptionist answers. She sighed and asked what I wanted. I explained why I was calling and I asked if the phone call was for a consult. I needed to set a time due to having a baby and needing time to my self for the call. The lady was extremely rude and unprofessional and said this was not something the could help with and that I needed to just give her information so they can call when they feel like it. It was very upsetting and 8pm is not a good time for me to handle an important phone call. When I said I was uncomfortable with her demeanor she got upset and said that was absurd. She hung up on my call and I called another attorney recommended. I was relieved when I saw all the great reviews Mr Evans has, but his staff clearly are not professionals. The person I spoke with also asked how much money I had and said that would determine if she helps me or not. Extremely unprofessional and sounded like a scam. I added my review to this site as this is where I found the recommendation.
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Response from Roger Evans December 13, 2020
Thank you for bringing this to my attention. My staff and I always aim to deliver a great experience with our office and legal services, and I am so sorry to hear this was not met in your interaction with my office. Because of privacy issues, I cannot discuss any specifics about your comments, other than to say that I was timely responding to your request at 7:37pm on a business day of the week, after making several prior calls to existing clients that were happy that I called. Here at my office my staff and I pride ourselves in providing our clients with excellent service and a positive experience. I will be reaching out to you personally to learn more about your experience and this interaction with my staff. Thank you for taking the time to bring this to my attention. I apologize that your interaction with my staff did not satisfy your expectations, and I will use the feedback to make my office better.
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office Of Roger K. Evans, PC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • O'Neill & Evans
  • 1983 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Roger K. Evans, Esq.
  • 1981 - 1983

Education

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • University of Oregon
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1976
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • 1979-1980
  • N/A

Associations

  • Willamette Valley Estate Planning Counsel
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Real Estate and Land Use Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Lawyer Mentor
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Construction Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Estate Planning and Administration Section
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Marion County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Polk County Circuit Court, Arbitrator Panel
  • Arbitrator
  • 2015 - 2022
  • Yamhil County Circuit Court, Arbitrator Panel
  • Arbitrator
  • 2013 - 2022
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Top 3 Real Estate Lawyers Salem OR
  • ThreeBestRated
  • 2020
  • Top 3 Real Estate Lawyers Salem OR
  • ThreeBestRated
  • 2020
  • Peer Rated For High Professional Achievement
  • Martindale--Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Champion - Silver
  • Martindale--Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Top Three Real Estate Lawyers Salem Oregon
  • 3 Best Rated
  • 2019
  • Best Wills and Estate Planning Attorney - Oregon
  • US Business News Legal Elite
  • 2019
  • Gold
  • Best of the MidValley
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Corporate and Transactional
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • ProSalem Meeting
  • Business Meeting
  • 2020
  • Pro Salem Business Meeting
  • Estate Planning Wills vs Revocable Living Trusts
  • 2018
  • Meeting Presentation
  • Estate Planning and Digital Assets
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Roger
Family Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Roger is a terrific lawyer with the rare combination of razor sharp skills in negotiation and at trial, as well as a gift for discovering practical, creative solutions for his clients. I consider it a great privilege to have practiced with and against Roger over twenty plus years."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have enjoyed an excellent working relationship with and have referred clients for professional services to Mr. Evans. Over the last 30 years, I have found Mr. Evans to provide an excellent service with an extensive knowledge of the law and the ability to solve problems. I endorse Roger Evans."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Roger professionally for over 30 years. We have been on opposite sides of disputes, I have arbitrated cases where he represented one of the parties and we have negotiated several sale transactions. He is an excellent attorney and exhibits professionalism in whatever he does."
Business Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known this lawyer professionally for over 35 years. His work has been outstanding. I have regularly referred clients to him and followed up to find them very satisfied. Additionally, he has been engaged in the community in many ways helping to make Salem a better place."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked for Roger for several years, both as a clerk and an associate attorney. He is an aggressive attorney and will fight hard for his clients. I endorse Roger."
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Salem Estate planning Lawyer Roger K Evans
Roger K Evans
Estate planning Attorney
Salem, OR
Licensed for 42 years
Virtual consultation available