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Ronald S. Evans - Richmond, VA

7401 Beaufont Springs DriveSuite 200 Richmond, VA 23225

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Updated: 10/20/2023

Richmond Family and Personal Law Lawyer

Overview

During his extensive career he has engaged in defense of industries accused of environmental crimes, defended persons accused of criminal matters, tried wrongful death cases, product liability cases, personal injury cases, and general civil litigation...
During his extensive career he has engaged in defense of industries accused of environmental crimes, defended persons accused of criminal matters, tried wrongful death cases, product liability cases, personal injury cases, and general civil litigation. His range of litigation experience is currently focused on complex family law matters including valuation of closely held corporations and professional practices for purposes of Equitable Distribution, ERISA and Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, custody, visitation and support of children and support of spouses.

He has represented parties in mediation, acted as mediator, qualified as an expert witness in family law matters and been sworn in as judge pro tern to hear and determine issues in divorce cases. He also has routinely given testimony in the Virginia General Assembly in support of or opposition to bills proposing changes in Virginia law.
"In all of my clients' encounters with the law, I try to empower them so that, when the litigation ceases, they can emerge stronger and with their civility and dignity at least intact, if not elevated'. He is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers' National Civility and Professionalism Committee, which attests to his interest in enhancing the profession.

Ron believes that law firms, small or large, have a "personality", being hard wired to practice the way the founders of the firm taught them, who set the tone for the entire organization. He believes that the best firms achieve the best results by having instant credibility with their clients, courts, other tribunals, and their opponents.

About Ronald S. Evans

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder

Practice Areas

  • Family and Personal Law
  • Legal and Medical Malpractice
  • Matrimonial and Child Custody Law

Litigation

  • 98%

Representative Cases

  • Howell v. Howell, 31 Va. App., 332 (2000)
  • Westberg v. Westberg, 12 Va. App., 657 (1991)
  • Watts v. Watts, 40 Va. App., 685 (2003)
  • Barnann v. Barnann, 25 Va. App., Lexus 440 (2005)
  • Montgomery v. Talbot, 1997 Va. App., Lexus 475

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1976
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • Family Law Coalition (2006-present), 2007 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, VA Chapter President 2016-2018, 2015 - 2017 (Virginia Chapter President)
  • Board of Governors: Family Law Section of VA State Bar 1988-1992, Chair 1991-1992
  • VA State Bar (Chair, 1991-1992)

Classes and Seminars

  • Frequent Lecturer on Family Law matters

Pro Bono Activities

  • Vestry Member, and former head of the "Every Member Giving" Campaign at St. James Episcopal Church
  • Congregations Around Richmond Involved to Assure Shelter (CARITAS)

Past Positions

  • Paralegal and law clerk, Hunton and Williams, Gay, Powell and Gibson, 1974-1977
  • Associate and later Partner, Bremner, Byrne, Baber and Janus, 1976, 1999
  • Founding Partner, Bremner, Dohnal, Evans, and Yoffy, 1999-2017
  • Partner, Freeborn and Peters, P.L.L.C., 2017-2019

Education

  • University of Richmond, School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
    J.D.
    Law Review: University of Richmond Law Review, Decisions and Legislation Editor
  • Virginia Commonwealth University , Richmond, Virginia, 1972
    B.A.
    Major: History and Political Science

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

7401 Beaufont Springs DriveSuite 200 Richmond, VA 23225

Fax

  • 804-796-1730

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Ronald S. Evans

Included on the 2024 Virginia list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Virginia Super Lawyers list

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Honors

  • Betty A. Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award, Virginia State Bar Family Law Section (2022)
  • Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame (2021)
  • Leader in the Law by Virginia Lawyers Weekly (2019)
  • "AV Preeminent" under the Martindale-Hubbell Rating System- Highest Recognition, 1983 - 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America (1993-Current)
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2019
  • Lawyer of the Year in Family Law, Richmond, Virginia, 2013 - Present
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2015 - 2019

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