Paul J. Evans
Paul has been an attorney practicing for over 25 years. Experience includes litigation, and a large amount of transactional work including contracts and employment law issues. Part of his area of specialty is in the area of real estate. He is the author of a chapter for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education on the conversion of agricultural lands to non-agricultural, developed, usage. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to probate and estate planning issues, especially the planning for individuals with special needs. He has been a speaker for the Illinois State Bar Association on the issue of “conservation easements” and the forms he developed have been disseminated among practicing attorneys.
Evans obtained his Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1988. Earlier he obtained his Bachelors of Science, at age of 20, from SIU-C. In addition to being a practicing lawyer for over twenty five years, he is also an Arbitrator for the St. Clair County Arbitration program, trained mediator, and an Arbitrator for FINRA, the Financial Regulatory Authority. He also is a licensed financial advisor, possessing both financial and insurance licenses.
Paul is a former Illinois State Representative, serving in the General Assembly from 2011 to 2013 where he focused on financial reform, conservation and the rights of mentally and developmental disabled individuals. He has been married to his wife Sandy for 26 years and lives in O’Fallon with their three children.
Kristin Olson has been practicing for five years in family law. Kristin is also practicing other types of law including but not limited to contracts, lease agreements, bankruptcy and estate planning. Kristin is a member of the St. Clair County Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and is on the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission Committee of the Illinois State Bar Association. Kristin has been a part of the Illinois State Bar Association and has taught Continuing Learning Education classes on Ethics in the Legal Practice. Kristin is also a Guardian ad Litem.
Kristin obtained bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University majoring in Political Science and minoring in International Relations. Kristin then obtained her Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 2014. Kristin was admitted to the Illinois Bar is 2014 and has been practicing in Southern Illinois since 2014.
Kristin lives in Southern Illinois with her cat Jake and her dog Misty. On the weekends you can find Kristin at the Zoo, Six Flags, a baseball game, the Aquarium, or exploring St. Louis with her boyfriend. Kristin is very involved in the community in the St. Clair area and can be seen out at many of the St. Clair and Madison County events.
Stephen W. Adamsky
Stephen W. Adamsky graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law and practices in Illinois in both state and federal court. Stephen specializes in personal injury, criminal defense, civil litigation, real estate, probate, and family law.