Douglas M. Evans is a partner of the Firm and is the chair of the Litigation Practice Group. The focus of Doug’s practice is in commercial and business litigation, representing clients in business, financial and real estate disputes, including trials and appeals in both state and federal courts. Doug has extensive experience litigating a wide variety of contract, business tort, financial landlord/tenant, foreclosure, collections and contested bankruptcy cases. Doug has also served as a liquidating trustee in connection with a large Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
Doug also concentrates his practice in representing specialty finance companies in connection with actions to approve structured settlement transfers and state lottery assignments. Doug is an affiliate member of the National Association of Settlement Purchasers.
Doug regularly represents clients in the State of Connecticut and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and is admitted to the United States District Courts for the District of Connecticut and the District of Massachusetts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, including the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section.
Doug has been recognized as a Business Litigation Super Lawyer in the 2011-2017 editions of New England Super Lawyers Magazine and Connecticut Super Lawyers Magazine. In both 2012 and 2013, Doug was also recognized in the Super Lawyers Business Edition.
Doug graduated from Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut, with a Bachelor of Arts in 1985, and graduated from Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, cum laude, in 1989. In law school, he was an editor of the Suffolk University Transnational Law Journal. Doug received his training and experience at Schatz & Schatz, Ribicoff & Kotkin, in Hartford, where he practiced for six years in the litigation department.
Doug was formerly an elected member of the Avon, Connecticut Board of Education, and served three terms as an elected member of the Avon Town Council. A resident of Avon since 1993, Doug is married with three children.