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Ingrid Evans

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Experienced litigator with jury trials in state and federal courts and expertise in diverse areas of law including personal injury, elder financial abuse, representation of public entities in complex cases, whistle blower and consumer fraud/protection class actions. Licensed to practice law in New York, Washington D.C. and California and admitted in multiple federal courts. Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, selected as a finalist for the 2009, 2012 and 2015 California Consumer Attorney of the Year Award, and named as one of the 2009 Rising Stars by Northern California Super Lawyers® and 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers® and Top Women Attorneys of Northern California 2012 Super Lawyers®, Women Leaders in the Law by the Recorder, Global Awards 2016 (Elder Law) and 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and Best Lawyers in America.

 

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Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2008

Published Works and Presentations

  • California, 1995
  • New York, 2004
  • District of Columbia, 2003
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1995

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • J.D. – 1995
  • University of California, Irvine, California
    • B.A. – 1992

Published Works

  • Elder Law Litigation Strategies, Chapter on Protecting Clients from Elder Financial Fraud and Abuse, Inside the Minds, West Publications/Aspatore, 2012
  • New Regulations and Dodd-Frank Serve to Protect Whistleblowers and Aid Attorneys, Employment Newsletter AAJ, Fall, 2011
  • Elimination of Bias: From Then to Now, Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Convention Materials, published in November, 2010
  • Plaintiffs’ Right to Discover the Identity of Potential Class Members before Class Certification, American Association for Justice’s Class Action Litigation Group Newsletter, Winter, 2009
  • Protecting Seniors from Financial Abuse, Trial Magazine, July, 2009
  • Class Certification: A Streamlined Procedural Motion or Just Another Bite At the Apple For Defendants to Challenge The Merits of the Case? , Forum Magazine, 2009
  • Not Just Defense Anymore: Representing the Interests of Public Entities in Affirmative Litigation, The Sidebar, 2008
  • Litigating Against the Firearm Industry, American Jurisprudence Trials, West Publications, July, 2002
  • Elder Abuse Attorney Ingrid Evans Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Disappearance and Death of an Elderly Dementia Patient, SF Gate/SF Chronicle, San Francisco, 2012
  • Family of dementia patient files wrongful death suit against conservator, transit agencies, Nichi Bei, 2012
  • Consumers Ask Court to Stop DIRECTV from Taking Disputed ‘Cancellation Fees’ Out of Bank Accounts, Credit Cards, PR Newswire, SOA World Magazine, September, 2009
  • Class Claims Chase Payment Plan is a Scam, Courthouse News Service, July, 2009
  • Elderly, Disabled, Sick Find Courtroom Champion in Evans, Pacific Law, May, 2009
  • Are Annuities Your Best Bet? Protect Your Nest Egg Against Unsuitable Investments, , AARP Bulletin, Thomas Korosec, April, 2009
  • Attorney Ingrid Evans Stands Up for Seniors, Lawyers and Settlements.com, Brenda Craig, January, 2009
  • Ingrid M. Evans (Profile): The Gift for Playing Guardian Embodies Her Life’s Work, Plaintiff Magazine, Stephen Ellison, December, 2008
  • Texas Plaintiffs’ Firm Comes to San Francisco, The Daily Journal, Dhayana Levey, November, 2008
  • Trial Lawyers Form Women’s Caucus, The Daily Journal, Rebecca Beyer, May, 2008
  • Elder Financial Abuse California lawyers follow the money to protect seniors, California Lawyer, Rebecca Beyer, 2008
  • Senior Protection, Orange County Register, Cheryl Walker, 2008
  • Watch Out for Sneaky Sales Tactics, Consumer Reports, 2008
  • S.F. Judge Tosses Court Security Suit, The Recorder, Matthew Hirsch, 2008
  • Court Security Suit Pushes On, The Recorder, Matthew Hirsch, 2008
  • Deception Hits Mortgage Markets Once Again, McClatchy Newspapers, Tony Pugh, 2007/2008 (Miami-Herald; Reverse Mortgages Hit by Deceit, Contra Costa Times; Reverse Mortgages a New Threat to Seniors, Experts Worry Home Loans, Modesto Bee; Reverse Mortgage Market: Remember Subprime Loans, Fresno Bee)
  • Whose Preying on Your Grandparents’, New York Times, Gretchen Morgenson, 2005
  • Curious collaboration, Recorder, Justin Scheck, 2004
  • S.F. Targets Elder Abuse: City Attorney partners with DA to go after financial fraud, Recorder, Pam Smith, 2003
  • Paint Firms Say They Want Cities’ Lawsuit Tossed, San Francisco Chronicle, Scott Winokur, 2001
  • Lead-Paint Charges Don’t Stick, Judge Says: Bay Area Cities Told to Amend their Case, San Francisco Chronicle, Scott Winokur, 2001
  • Judge Tosses Lead Paint Suit, Daily Journal, Craig Anderson, 2001
  • LEAD PAINT: Bay Area Court Ruling Bolsters Suit against Makers, San Francisco Chronicle, Scott Winokur, 2001
  • S.F., Oakland Join Suit Over Lead Paint Legacy Redress sought for health costs, San Francisco Chronicle, Scott Winokur, 2001
  • Manufacturer Sued For Failing to “Child-Proof” Its Guns, Lawyers Weekly USA, 1998

Representative Cases

Classes/Seminars

  • 5th Annual Class Action Hurdles from the Plaintiff’s Perspective, San Francisco, January 2011, CAOC, January 1, 2011 – Present
  • 6th Annual Class Action Hurdles from the Plaintiff’s Perspective, San Francisco, February, 2012
  • Effective Discovery: From Interrogatories to Depositions, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, March, 2012
  • Social Media, American Association for Justice, Phoenix, Arizona, February, 2012
  • Gender Bias Webinar, Pregnancy Discrimination, Consumer Attorneys of California, January, 2012
  • Elder Financial Abuse- Legal Considerations: Webinar, Identifying, Preventing and Redressing Exploitation, Strafford, January, 2012
  • False Claims Cases: Returning Taxpayer Dollars/Financial Fraud, Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Convention, San Francisco, November, 2012
  • Litigating Financial Elder Abuse – A Case Presentation and Predatory and Deceptive Financial Abuse Scams, Elder Financial Protection Network, Los Angeles, November, 2011
  • Dissecting the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes Teleseminar, July, 2011
  • Advocacy Track: Storytelling and Persuasion, American Association for Justice, New York, New York, July, 2011
  • Predatory and Deceptive Elder Financial Abuse Scams, Call to Action Elder Financial Protection Network, San Francisco, March, 2011
  • 5th Annual Class Action Hurdles from the Plaintiff’s Perspective, San Francisco, January, 2011
  • Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls In A Class Action Settlement: Best Practices in Fee, American Association for Justice, July, 2010
  • Networking for Law Students and New Lawyers: Hitting the Ground Running in Trying Economic Times, American Association for Justice, July, 2010
  • Networking, Rainmaking and Marketing, Women’s Leadership Conference, Association for Justice, July, 2010
  • Are Secret Settlements Unethical? American Association for Justice Teleseminar, March, 2010
  • Overdraft Overkill: The New Bank Scam and How Plaintiffs Are Fighting Back, American Association for Justice, January, 2010
  • 4th Annual Class Action Hurdles from the Plaintiff’s Perspective, San Francisco, January, 2010
  • Bringing Suit on Behalf Of A False Claims Act Whistleblower, San Francisco, November, 2009
  • New Developments in Class Actions, American Association for Justice, San Francisco, July, 2009
  • Developing and Managing Class Actions, Consumer Attorneys of California and Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, June, 2009
  • Prosecuting and Litigating Elder Financial Abuse, Call to Action, San Francisco, March, 2009
  • 3rd Annual Class Action Hurdles from the Plaintiff’s Perspective, San Francisco, January, 2008
  • Beyond Boilerplate: Raising the Bar on Motions in Limine, San Francisco Trial Lawyers’ Association, San Francisco, December, 2008
  • Public Nuisance Litigation: Protecting the Public or Expanding Products Liability Law, National Center for State Courts, Washington D.C., , November, 2008
  • Bringing an Effective Motion to Compel Discovery, Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Convention, San Francisco, November, 2008
  • Advocacy Track: Demonstrative Opening Statement: Breach of Good Faith and Fair Dealing/Breach of Contract, AAJ Annual Convention, Philadelphia, July, 2008
  • Litigating MUNI cases: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Fence, San Francisco, 2008
  • PFAC 13th Annual Educational Conference, Professional Fiduciary Association of California, San Francisco Airport, May, 2008
  • Living Trust Mills and Annuity Sales to Seniors, Legal Assistance for Seniors 4th Annual Elder Abuse Conference, Oakland, May, 2008
  • Predatory Mortgage Refinancing, Abusive Reverse Mortgage Practices, Legal Assistance for Seniors 4th Annual Elder Abuse Conference, Oakland, May, 2008
  • Elder Financial Abuse – Annuity and Long Term Care Insurance Fraud, Orange County, 2008
  • 2nd Annual Class Action Hurdles from the Plaintiff’s Perspective, San Francisco, March 2008
  • Elder & Dependent Adult Abuse and Legal Remedies, San Mateo Chapter Professional Fiduciary Association of California, February, 2008
  • Advocacy Track: Discovery in Complex Cases, AAJ Winter Convention, Puerto Rico, February 2008, various 2004 – 2008
  • Living Trust Mills and Annuity Sales to Seniors, Legal Assistance for Seniors 3rd Annual Elder Abuse Conference, Oakland, May, 2007
  • Class Action Hurdles from the Plaintiff’s Perspective, San Francisco, January, 2007
  • Class Action Update, CAOC Annual Seminar, San Diego, November, 2006
  • Elder Financial Abuse, USF Law School, San Francisco, 2006
  • Resumes that Get Results: Getting Hired by a Plaintiff’s Firm, ATLA Annual Convention, Seattle, July, 2006
  • Living Trust Mills and Annuity Sales to Seniors, Legal Assistance for Seniors 2nd Annual Elder Abuse Conference, Oakland, May, 2006
  • Deferred Annuity Marketing and Sales Practices: Seniors Beware!, ALI-ABA Insurance Industry and Financial Services Litigation, Washington, D.C., , March, 2006
  • Getting Your (Power) Point Made During Closing Argument, CAOC Tahoe Seminar, February, 2006
  • Protecting Consumers: A Career as a Trial Lawyer, USF Law School, San Francisco, 2005
  • Broker Malfeasance in Public Entity Risk Management, ATLA Annual Convention, Toronto, July, 2005
  • Lead Paint Litigation Status of Nationwide Litigation, Western Regional Conference on Eliminating Childhood Lead Poisoning, Berkeley, 2004
  • Cities Take Aim: City Firearm Litigation and Nuisance Law, ATLA Annual Convention, Montreal, 2001
  • City Lawsuits Against the Gun Industry Will Pressure Firearm Manufacturers to Design Safer Weapons and Sell Guns, FindLaw, 2001
  • Lead Paint Litigation Seminar, ATLA Annual Convention, Montreal, 2001
  • Firearm Litigation: The Impact of Lawsuits Against the Firearm Industry, ATLA Annual Convention, Chicago, 2000
  • Cities Take Aim: City Firearm Litigation, ATLA Winter Convention, Puerto Rico, 2000
  • Safety Technology for Firearms: Using Litigation as a Means to Persuade Firearm Manufacturers to Incorporate Feasible and Existing Safety Technology into the Design of Firearms, ATLA Annual Convention, Washington D.C, 1998

Honors and Awards

  • Donald N. Phelps Visionary Leadership Award for raising public awareness and advocating for positive change for Senior Citizens (from the Elder Financial Protection Network), 2012
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review AV rated , 2011 – 2012
  • Avvo rate 10.0 out of 10.0 (Superb), 2010 – 2012
  • Northern California Super Lawyers®, 2010 – 2012
  • Wiedemann & Wysocki Award: AAJ Annual Convention, Vancouver, 2010
  • Rising Stars by Northern California Super Lawyers®, 2009
  • Finalist for Consumer Attorney of the Year, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • 2012 Women Leaders in Law, The Recorder
  • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • The Top Trial Lawyers In America®

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 1995 – 2005
  • American Association for Justice , Board of Governors, 2008 – Present
  • American Association for Justice , Board of Governors, New Lawyers’ Division, 2001 – 2006
  • American Association for Justice , Chair, Class Action Litigation Group, 2008 – 2010
  • American Association for Justice , Chair-Elect, Firearms and Ammunition Litigation Group, 1998 – 1999
  • American Association for Justice , Chair-Elect, Firearms and Ammunition Litigation Group, 2004
  • American Association for Justice , Chair, Firearms and Ammunition Litigation Group, 1999 – 2000
  • American Association for Justice , Chair, Womens’ Caucus Education Committee, 2010 – 2011
  • American Bar Association, Vice Chair, Section and Litigation Group Coordination Committee, 2010 – 2012
  • American Bar Association, Member, Convention Planning Committee, , 2006 – Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, Firearms and Ammunition Litigation Group, 1997 – 2004
  • American Bar Association, Member, Law Schools Committee, 2007 – Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, Lead Paint Litigation Group, 2000 – Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, National Finance Committee, 2010 – 2011
  • American Bar Association, Member, Public Affairs and Convention Committees, 2006 – 2007
  • American Bar Association, Member, Women’s Caucus, 1996 – Present
  • American Bar Association, Education Committee , 2008
  • American Association for Justice , Member, 1994 – Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member, 2001 – Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Executive Committee, Secretary, 2011 – 2012
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Parliamentarian, 2010 – 2011
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Financial Secretary, 2009 – 2010
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Board of Directors, 2008 – Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Board of Governors, 2006 – Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Chair, Women’s Caucus, 2008 – 2010
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Co-Chair, Education Committee, 2010
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member, Education Committee, 2006 – Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member, Legislative Committee, 2006 – Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member, Membership Committee, 2008 – Present
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Member, Planning Committee, 2008
  • Edward J. McFetridge Inn of Court, 2001 – 2006
  • Lawyers’ Club Inn of Court, 1997 – 2000
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 2010 – Present
  • Public Justice (formerly Trial Lawyers for Public Justice), Member, 1999 – Present
  • Public Justice , Board of Directors, 2004 – Present
  • Public Justice , Chair, Law Schools Committee, 2008 – Present
  • Public Justice , Chair, Auction Committee, 2005
  • Public Justice , Member, Communications and State Network Committee, 2003 – Present
  • Public Justice , Member, Cy Pres Committee, 2007 – Present
  • Public Justice , Member, Diversity Committee, 2003 – Present
  • Public Justice , Member, Lead Paint Litigation Group, 2000 – Present
  • Public Justice , Member, Membership Committee, 2006 – Present
  • Public Justice , Northern California State Coordinator, 2003 – Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers’ Association, Member, 1996 – Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers’ Association, Member, Community Involvement Committee, 2003 – Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers’ Association, Member, Diversity Committee, 2007 – Present
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers’ Association, Member, Women’s Caucus, 2000 – Present
  • California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, Member, 2004 – Present
  • Elder Financial Protection Network, Member, 2005 – Present
  • Communities for a Better Environment, Member, 1995 – 2003
  • Save the Bay, Member, 2000 – Present
  • Sierra Club, Member, 1992 – Present
  • Youth Employment Partnership, Board of Directors, 2001 – Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Elder Abuse Protection and Environmental, January 1, 2004 – Present

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
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