Jim Evans

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Houston, TX

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713-600-1718

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After serving as the Associate Judge in the 507th Family District Court, Jim Evans is representing clients in all areas of family law. Jim is a astute listener quickly helping clients sort out their wants and needs and then crafting a path forward that encourages agreement, but that is always geared up to ask a court for relief.

Jim is a native Houstonian and graduated from Houston Baptist University with degrees in History and Spanish. Jim then attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and received a master's degree in education. After a first career as a minister and then as a public school teacher, Jim attended law school at the University of Houston and served there as the Research Editor on the Houston Law Review.

Jim practiced bankruptcy law in Corpus Christi prior to moving back to Houston and entering the practice of family law. Jim's bankruptcy law background informs the way he approaches divorce cases particularly with regard to issues of debt and characterization of separate and community property.

Jim is a natural-born teacher and enjoys assisting his clients in gaining an appropriate understanding of their cases and their best possible outcomes. Jim is especially passionate about doing work that helps protect the parent-child relationship.

Jim is the father of two sons, and he and his husband enjoy traveling and taking care of their chickens, dogs, cats, and huge flower gardens.

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 2003
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Awarded the Blask Fellowship by the Federal Bar Association of Houston
    • Honors: Awarded second place in national legal writing competition
    • Honors: Awarded a three-year academic scholarship
  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
    • M.A., Religious Education - 1992
    • Honors: Trained in adult curriculum development
    • Honors: Trained in teaching strategies for specific educational outcomes, particularly teaching for changes in attitudes and behaviors
  • Houston Baptist University, Houston, Texas
    • B.A. - 1989
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Attended four years on an Endowed Academic Scholarship.
    • Honors: Awarded President’s Award (faculty award for most outstanding graduate).
    • Honors: President, H.B.U. chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa.
    • Honors: Member, Student Senate.

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Board of Directors, Coastal Bend AIDS Foundation (n/k/a Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation), Corpus Christi, Texas; 2004 to 2006.
  • Adult Sunday School Teacher, Deer Park United Methodist Church; 2009 to 2020.
  • Member, Staff-Parish Relation Committee, Deer Park United Methodist Church, 2013 to 2015

CERTIFIED LEGAL SPECIALTIES

  • Mediation Certification, Dispute Resolution Center of Harris County, Texas; 2009.
  • Family Mediation Certification, Dispute Resolution Center of Harris County, Texas; 2009.

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