Evans Law Firm, PC
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Serving the O’Fallon, Belleville, Edwardsville and surrounding areas, the attorneys at Evans Law Firm PC concentrate on the unique legal needs of individuals, families, business and not for profit organizations. We stand ready to assist you with proactive planning you for your estate and health. Our attorneys will assist you with Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Special Needs Planning, and any other issue facing the you and your family. We counsel our clients about the many non-legal issues that may arise, including financial, health, and long-term care concerns. We dedicate ourselves to educating our clients, empowering them to make decisions that are right for them, and giving them peace of mind in what ever area of law they need.
In addition, we appreciate and understand that each client’s legal needs are unique to them. Sometimes, life deals you unexpected circumstances, which is why we can serve our clients in the areas of all types of family law, civil litigation, personal injury, and other matters. Our team of lawyers have experience and stand ready to help each client personally with solutions that best serve their case.
We also represent businesses, not for profit organizations and government agencies with legal matters including employment law, contract law and review, property disputes, landlord/tenant issues and many more.
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 both state and federal forums within the State of Illinois. His specialty areas consist of personal injury, criminal defense, civil litigation, real estate, probate, and family law.
Stephen is also an Air Force veteran with over 20 years of service, which uniquely qualifies him to handle the subtle nuances and complexities associated with military divorce that oftentimes impacts military careers. If you are an active duty military member, it is imperative you hire an attorney who understands not only the civil landscape, but the implications marital dissolution can have on your career as well. Stephen will help you navigate those tough situations, such as military protective orders, reassignment, spousal support, etc. With Stephen, you do not simply get an attorney – you get a military trained attorney.
Stephen has a passion for criminal defense. Oftentimes, attorneys tend to get pigeon-holed into a specific area of law. When that happens, they begin to think with blinders and forget their clients can avail themselves of the entirety of the law. For example, Stephen has employed family law doctrines as means to convince the State to voluntarily dismiss their own felony charges. Stephen understands that specific doctrines apply across the spectrum of litigation, and he utilizes every tool he can possibly conceive to gain victory for his clients.
When Stephen is not grinding away to secure his clients’ victory, you can probably find him at the gym, or an urban park setting, taking in the nature with his children. He is an advocate of small business, good food, live music, and intellectual debate.
Courtney Evans graduated from Southwest IL College with a degree in Paralegal Studies in 2018 and began working for Evans Law Firm. Courtney is the front line when it comes to our clients and is there to help answer any initial questions and to help them navigate the legal process. Courtney assists all the attorneys in the office and is knowledgeable on all aspects of the law practiced at Evans Law Firm. Courtney is extremely familiar with the local courts and needs of the attorneys and clients. She is from the Red Bud area and enjoys collecting decorative pieces on her time off.