Evan Williams has been an attorney advocating for his clients in legal disputes for more than 30 years in both State and Federal Courts in California. Evan has participated in over 500 mediations, settlement conferences, arbitrations, and trials. For many years, Evan has volunteered as a judge pro tem supervising settlement conferences and small claims cases in Sacramento, El Dorado, and Placer Counties. He has been requested by courts to assist in resolving in complex construction cases.
Prior to joining Mokri Vanis & Jones, Evan worked for a large Statewide law firm representing homeowner’s associations in complex construction defect cases. In 2000, Evan opened his own office specializing in representing owners, contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers in construction defect cases with an emphasis in luxury custom homes. The defects have included soil erosion, grading, paving, flatwork, swimming pools, foundations, landscaping and irrigation, framing, exterior surfaces (siding/stucco), windows, HVAC systems, electrical, plumbing, waterproofing, and roofing. He works closely with skilled forensic consultants to identify the problems and the best method to remedy them. Evan has gained the respect of opposing counsel for being a strong advocate for his clients while maintaining a high level of professionalism and integrity.
Real Estate Transactions
Evan has litigated many cases involving real estate sales transactions, including the concealment/misrepresentation, partition, foreclosure, quiet title, and commercial leases, including arbitrations and trials. He has also overseen transactions following construction defect litigation and the obligation of the sellers to properly disclose all material facts to avoid any subsequent litigation involving the new owners.
Evan has represented individuals and families in California and other States who sustained paralyzing injuries or wrongful death as a result of safety equipment designed to reduce injuries during an accident. These cases required in-depth knowledge of product design, testing, manufacture, and distribution in the United States and abroad. He worked with top notch experts in the fields of biomechanics, engineering, and Consumer Product Safety guidelines.
Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
Evan has litigated hundreds of cases involving a wide array of minor to major personal injuries and wrongful death. The accidents have been the result of machinery, heavy equipment, construction, trucks, cars, motorcycles, ATVs, and premises liability matters. He works with accident reconstruction experts who are able to provide effective presentation of evidence to impress the jury or the settlement judge/mediator. Evan has also worked with medical experts from almost every specialty, economists, vocational rehabilitation consultants, and life-care planners. He works together with these experts using a team approach to achieve his client’s goals while using cost-saving methods when available.
Mechanic’s Liens, Bonds and General Collections
With his construction clients, Evan has drafted, recorded, and foreclosed over 300 mechanic’s liens for general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers. He is aware of the strict time limitations and procedures to make sure his clients are compensated for their hard work and valuable materials used to improve the property of others. Evan has also successfully presented claims to surety bond companies who issued payment and performance bonds, and contractor’s bonds. In addition, he has collected judgments for creditors against judgment debtors using skilled negotiation and investigative techniques.
Santa Clara University, J. D. (1989)
California State University, Chico, B.S. – Finance & Economics (1986)
State Bar of California
Placer County Contractors Association