As one of the leading toxic tort and product liability defense attorneys in the United States, Evelyn has tried, managed, and settled thousands of cases across the country. She has litigated complex cases involving toxic exposures, agriculture, transportation and general liability. Evelyn primarily practices at the state, federal, and appellate court levels in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. As national counsel to several corporations, she manages and coordinates litigation nationwide.
Evelyn thrives in dynamic and fast-paced environments, adapting quickly to the changing demands faced by her clients’ businesses. She is frequently called upon to undertake the most challenging and high-risk cases because of her successful case resolution and efficient case management. She has secured dismissals and cost-effective resolutions in an overwhelming majority of her cases before reaching verdict, despite preparing each to go all the way.
Evelyn has a proven track record for developing strategy and executing innovative solutions for high-risk litigation. She has served as local, regional, and national counsel for over forty corporations and is currently national counsel to a global logistics company, a global manufacturer of wire and cable products, and a manufacturer of commercial laundry machines. A few of Evelyn’s clients include CertainTeed Corporation, Dana Corporation, United Parcel Service (UPS), Shell Oil Company, Flowserve Corporation, Foseco, Inc., and Gardner Denver. She also advises and serves on insurers’ litigation panels for a variety of claims, including AIG, Allied World, Aspen Insurance, EMC Insurance, Fireman’s Fund/Allianz, Gallagher Bassett, Grange, Great American Insurance Group, Hiscox, Liberty Mutual, Meadowbrook, Nationwide, Pure, Resolute Management, Shelter Insurance, The Hartford, Travelers, and Zurich.
TOXIC TORT AND PRODUCT LIABILITY
Evelyn has resolved thousands of cases involving asbestos, silica, mold, benzene, and chemicals. She has defended cases involving dozens of products, including: wire and cable; brakes and linings for automobiles, trucks, motors and cranes; gaskets in automobiles, trucks and equipment; construction materials, joint compounds, building wall panels and wall boards; floor tiles and sheeting; cement; sewer pipes and pipe coverings; heat transfer products; pumps and packing; valves, steam and gas turbines.
Evelyn defends global and national trucking companies, their drivers, and insurers against catastrophic injury and property damage claims. She is experienced handling cargo claims under the Carmack Amendment for food products, including fresh produce.
Evelyn actively defends cases in the appellate courts in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. She is instrumental in the Florida dockets, where she leads her litigation areas in aggressive motion practice and enforcement of new legislation. She tries multiple cases in different counties and pursues and defends appellate review for her clients as necessary.