Richard J. Evans is an of counsel to the firm and one of its founders. He has remained fully active with his practice including the continued representation of the firm’s clients as well as new matters. Richard has a long and distinguished career in the Rochester area and proudly maintains a professional peer rating of AV, its highest rating. He graduated cum laude from the SUNY at Buffalo Law School. Richard has had the distinguished honor to serve on the Dean’s Advisory Counsel of the SUNY at Buffalo Law School. He has also chaired the Monroe County Bar Association Judiciary Committee as well as serve on its Board of Trustees. His community activities include having served as a member of the Board of Trustees for Jewish Senior Life from 2002-2008.
In addition to his active practice of law, Richard previously served as an Adjunct Professor at Nazareth College and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at St. John Fisher College in Rochester where he teaches Introduction to Law to undergraduate students.
Richard is well known in the Rochester legal community for his strong advocacy on behalf of his clients and has achieved many successful outcomes on their behalf. With over forty-two years of law practice he is a most valuable resource for clients.
Richard has throughout his career focused on general corporate and business litigation, including large and complex litigation in Federal and State Court. He recently tried a complex matter before the NYS Public Service Commission against a major utility company to protect the land usage, rights and preservation of agricultural interests for his clients. Additionally, Richard is fully familiar with and handles personal injury cases as well as general litigation covering all forms of personal and business needs.
In furtherance of his recognition within the Rochester legal community, he was chosen by the United States District Court for the Western District of New York to be a Certified Federal Court Mediator for cases filed with the court. He has successfully mediated labor law cases and employer-employee legal disputes since his appointment.