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Duane Morris Partner Terrance J. Evans Named Chair of the California Lawyers Association Litigation Section

February 2, 2021

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Terrance J. Evans

SAN FRANCISCO, February 2, 2021—Duane Morris partner Terrance J. Evans of the firm’s San Francisco and Los Angeles offices has been elected chair of the Litigation Section of the California Lawyers Association, which is the largest state bar association in the United States with more than 100,000 members. In his role, Evans will facilitate educational programs for lawyers and judges throughout California; oversee some of the most widely circulated litigation publications in the country; review proposed changes to California procedural rules; and meet with federal and state judges, elected officials and law students. He will use this position to promote diversity and inclusion in the legal profession.

Evans is a partner in Duane Morris’ Trial Practice Group. He serves as the vice chair of the firm’s Banking Practice for the Western United States. Evans is also the co-chair of the Duane Morris San Francisco Diversity and Inclusion Committee. His practice is focused on representing the financial services industry, municipalities, and victims of elder abuse and domestic violence in federal and state trial and appellate courts across the United States, including the United States Supreme Court. Evan has both recovered and saved clients tens of millions of dollars.  

Additionally, Evans is the vice president of the Charles Houston Bar Association; co-chair of the American Bar Association ICLC Diversity & Inclusion Committee, member of the Bar Association of San Francisco Judicial & Finance Committees; co-founder and co-chair of the CLA Racial Justice Committee; deputy director of Region 9 of the National Bar Association; and an advisory board member of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), where he provides leadership on diversity and inclusion issues throughout the United States. 

In 2016, Evans was honored by the National Bar Association as one of the top African American attorneys in the USA under age 40. In 2017, he was honored by the Charles Houston Bar Association for his work promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. In 2018, Evans was honored by the Minority Bar Coalition for his contributions to promoting diversity and inclusion throughout California. In 2019, he was honored by New Dawn Vallejo for his work promoting diversity and inclusion and pro bono legal services. In 2020, Evans was recognized by Chambers for his efforts to promote diversity and inclusion throughout the United States.

Evans is a graduate of Loyola Law School (J.D., with recognition, 2002) and Cornell University (B.A., 1999), where he was a Cornell Tradition Fellow.

About the California Lawyers Association

Originally the State Bar of California, and rebranded as the California Lawyers Association (CLA) in 2018, the CLA’s mission is to promote excellence, diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and fairness in the administration of justice and the rule of law.

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