Practice Areas

The Law Offices of Timothy R. Evans is a General Practice law firm concentrating in the following areas:

As a former police officer and prosecutor, Mr. Evans has certain insights into criminal cases that most other attorneys do not possess. Mr. Evans’ experience as a police officer allows him to view each case from the perspective of your rights and interests as well as from the police officer’s perspective. This insight is especially important when reviewing police reports and preparing your defense. Additionally, as a former prosecutor Mr. Evans is familiar with the steps taken by prosecutors in preparing cases against defendants. This experience is invaluable in analyzing each case for establishing a defense in highlighting weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. Every client is provided with an honest assessment of the case as well as aggressive representation in court.

Mr. Evans has more than 25 years’ experience as an attorney practicing in both civil and
criminal law and almost 20 years as an Administrative Law Judge. Along with his experience as
a Court Commissioner handling divorce and family matters in court, Mr. Evans has seen and
helped resolve many disputes and problems for people. Now, Mr. Evans is taking that training
and experience and conducting alternative dispute resolution (mediation) in business, general and
family matters that are primarily pre-litigation disputes. The idea of this type of mediation is not
designed for the mediator to tell the parties what they should or should not do but rather to assist
the parties in coming to their own resolution without the need and cost of going through
contested court litigation.

We believe that during the trying and difficult time after an accident and/or injury, you and your family need both emotional support and special attention. Through strategic alliances with some of the top attorneys in Lake County, Illinois and Kenosha, Racine and Walworth Counties in Wisconsin who specifically concentrate in personal injury, the firm provides all personal injury clients with the ability to receive that special attention and representation by multiple highly qualified attorneys at no additional cost to the client. This provides the client with the ability to have questions answered and needs met quickly and efficiently.

We believe that communication and understanding are the keys to satisfaction for our real estate clients. In making probably the most expensive and important purchase in one’s life, it is imperative that your interests are represented and that all aspects of the purchase are explained and understood. This holds true whether the purchase is residential or commercial in nature. Additionally in the sale of a property, the seller needs to have the piece f mind that their interests and all the requirements of the sales contract and title transfer are upheld and completed to successfully close the deal. Whether you are buying or selling property, what is important is acheiving the ultimate goal of having the property transferred successfully.

In planning for the transfer of your property to your family and/or friends, you need to properly establish a plan to accomplish your goals. We believe that proper planning and thoughtfulness is imperative in drafting the appropriate documents to achieve these goals, whether through a Will or Living Trust. While estate planning can often be an uncomfortable topic to discuss, it is very important to take this step to protect your loved ones, to minimize potential tax ramifications and avoid probate in appropriate cases. Additionally, it is just as important to plan for events to protect you and your assets in the event of your incapacity. Powers of Attorney and Living Wills can protect you from uncertainties.

With a primary focus on representing Landlords for Commercial and Residential properties, Mr. Evans has been assisting Landlords in lease negotiations, verifying that the lease terms are valid and representing Landlords through eviction and collection proceedings. Mr. Evans has been active in the promotion of the Nationally recognized Crime Free Multi-housing Program where he speaks on the topic for the Village of Round Lake Beach, Illinois since 2003 and the City of Kenosha since 2010. Mr. Evans has also assisted in the efforts to have Wisconsin statutes amended to promote safe neighborhoods and crime reduction and prevention in rental properties.

As a Title Agent in the State of Illinois for several title companies, Mr. Evans is familiar with title searches, the clearing of title issues and the issuances of Owner’s and Lender Policies. In Wisconsin, Mr. Evans actively assists both buyers and seller in real estate transactions and has worked with title companies related to clearing title issues to provide clear titles for the closing of transactions. As an attorney practicing real estate law, the ability to oversee the title process and clearing of title problems through Exchange Title your one stop destination to handle your real estate sale.