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Robert Evola

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Mr. Evola has practiced civil litigation since 1997 with experience working to protect the rights of both individuals and corporations. He concentrates his practice in mass torts, class actions and other complex litigation, including, construction, trucking industry, insurance coverage, product liability and commercial disputes. He also handles toxic tort and personal injury matters.In addition to trial work, Mr. Evola’s practice has included primary responsibility for preparing and arguing complex motions and appeals before federal and state courts. Mr. Evola has practiced before the Illinois Supreme Court, and he has successfully argued multiple appeals before the Appellate Court for the Fifth District of Illinois and the Appellate Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. In addition, Mr. Evola has practiced before the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.Mr. Evola is a recipient of: Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s Top Defense Verdict of 2007 (2d Chair), Benjamin Smith v. Allied Services and Randy Hankins, St. Charles County, Missouri (March 1, 2007); American Jurisprudence Awards in Legal Writing and Research, 1994-1997; the Judge Richard E. Richman Award, 1995 – 1997; and the Corpus Juris Secundum Awards in Contracts and Torts, 1994 – 1995.He has authored: Suing Your Pet Iguana: Equitable Apportionment, Indivisible Injury, and Comparative Fault, Illinois Bar Journal, Vol 87, No. 1, p.28 (Jan.), 1999; and The Legislative Preemption of Social Host Liability in Illinois: Analysis of Charles v. Seigfried, Southern Illinois University Law Journal, Vol. 21, p. 635 (Spring), 1997.Mr. Evola resides in Brighton, Illinois with his wife, their daughter, and the family dog.

Education

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1997) Carbondale, Illinois
  • Butler University (B.A., English/Literature, magna cum laude, 1994) Indianapolis, Indiana