Lee Evans practices in the litigation group where he is focused on the defense of civil matters. He represents insurance companies, long term care providers, individual health care providers and other individuals and entities. In his over thirty years of experience, Lee has successfully tried many jury trials and arbitrations to verdict or award. Lee is a mediator and frequently arbitrates matters for both plaintiffs and defendants.

Experience Highlights
Cases or matters referenced do not represent the lawyer’s entire record. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its own merits. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon a lawyer’s or a law firm’s past results.

Obtained summary judgment in a complex work place domestic violence case involving a long term care facility.

Negotiated a favorable settlement in a case involving alleged negligence in the construction of a highway, after discovering and establishing negligence and spoliation of evidence on the part of plaintiff’s employer which caused the employer to substantially reduce their worker’s compensation lien claim.

Obtained partial summary judgment for insurance client in unfair and deceptive trade practice/bad faith lawsuit. Remainder of claims were favorably settled before trial after evidence was discovered that the insured had falsified claim documents.

Successfully defended an institutional health care provider following its emergence from bankruptcy in numerous cases leading to the dismissal of many claims.

Obtained favorable ruling from North Carolina Supreme Court on behalf of safety equipment company in an electrocution case, which confirmed the defense of contributory negligence in breach of warranty matters in North Carolina.

Obtained a favorable jury verdict in a case brought against a fast food franchise by customer who claimed he lost his sense of taste from tainted water at the restaurant. The jury returned a verdict of approximately 1% of the amount sought by plaintiff and ruled in favor of the defendant on the issue of punitive damages. The verdict was successfully affirmed by the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Publications & Presentations
Lee has written and spoken extensively on various topics for numerous organizations over the last 20 years, including the North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Wake County Claims Association, and the North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association.

“Who Do You Represent?  Pitfalls and Perils of Representing an Organization” – 2009 NC Bar Association

Previous Legal Experience
Cranfill Sumner Hartzog, Raleigh, NC, Partner