Practice Areas Info

Appeals

If an error occurred in your trial or administrative hearing it is important to act quickly to get the error resolved as there are typically time limits on filing an appeal. Appellate law involves direct appeals of criminal convictions, civil judgments, and administrative hearings that have been resolved at the trial or hearing level. Post-conviction relief is available for criminal defendants convicted as the result of errors or injustices that do not appear in the trial record and therefore cannot be raised on direct appeal. Mark has worked for several appellate court judges over the course of his legal career and participated in the drafting of many appellate court opinions. This experience allows Mark to better prepare a strategy for your appeal and better predict whether an appeals court will agree that an error exists that requires reversal. Depending on your unique legal situation, Mark can generally represent you on an appeal for a flat fee.

General Litigation

Mark has represented individuals and businesses seeking to assert or defend their legal rights in the common pleas and probate courts of Ohio on various civil legal matters. Litigation -- by its nature -- is a costly endeavor. Mark's primary goal in litigating your case is to clearly define your goals. Your goals are Mark's primary focus whether you have been sued or intend to sue another party. After identifying your goals, Mark will devise a sound litigation strategy to achieve those goals in a manner that conforms to your budget. Mark has found that client participation in the litigation process can make or break a case. He therefore expects his clients to take an active role in their case.

Elder Fraud

Through out this country, financial fraud upon the elderly is becoming commonplace. Alzheimer's, dementia, and other diseases creating diminished capacity cause those affected members of our older community to be susceptible to the undue influence of caretakers, family members, neighbors, and even complete strangers. Those with diminished capacity rely on others to help them manage their financial lives. Unfortunately, some choose to take advantage of this situation. On cases of elder fraud, Mark works hand in hand with Craig T. Matthews, an attorney in Dayton, Ohio. Mr. Matthews has decades of experience representing the elderly or their families in cases of financial fraud. Together, Mark and Mr. Matthews have successfully represented individuals who have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in cases of elder fraud. Contact the Law Office of Mark W. Evans if you suspect that you or a loved one has been a victim of elder fraud.

Estate and Probate Administration

If a loved one has passed on, you may need legal assistance in settling their "estate" in the probate court. An estate consists of all of your loved one's assets as well as their debts. "Administering" an estate in the probate court is a sometimes complex process. It involves making and filing an inventory of the estate, appraising estate assets, selling estate assets, paying debts, and distributing estate assets to beneficiaries. If you have never administered an estate before, you may find it to be a burdensome, time consuming, and confusing process. Mark will help steer you through this process while minimizing the legal costs to you or the Estate.

Simple and Complex Estate Planning

Few realize how important it is to plan for what happens when you pass on. Something as simple as a will can avoid numerous and costly problems that your family could face after your death. Proper estate planning provides for the protection of your legal and monetary interests and can ensure that your loved ones are provided for in a manner that you have devised. Mark is ready to help you if you need assistance with the creation of wills, healthcare advanced directives, powers of attorney, and simple trusts, all for affordable flat fees.

Business Planning

Mark advises clients on creating business entities to safeguard their personal assets. For a flat fee, Mark provides sound legal advice on establishing a new business or transforming your current business. Mark will also provide all necessary documentation to help you set up and run your new or existing business.

Attorney Bio

Mark
Mark Evans

Mark Evans, born and raised on the east side of Cincinnati, received a Bachelor of Arts, with Honors, from the University of Cincinnati in 2006. In 2009 he received a Juris Doctor, Summa Cum Laude (top 3% of his law school class) from the University of Dayton School of Law.

Mark worked full-time at the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts while simultaneously pursuing a degree at the University of Cincinnati. In law school he clerked at Craig T. Matthews & Associates. Under the supervision of attorney Craig Matthews, Mark gained valuable legal experience in business litigation, employment law, estate planning, and probate. Mark also externed for Judge Mary Donovan in Ohio's Second District Court of Appeals. At the Second District Mark read appellate briefs, conducted legal research, and wrote judicial memoranda and draft opinions.

After law school, Mark spent two years as a law clerk for Judge William H. Harsha in Ohio's Fourth District Court of Appeals. During his tenure, Mark participated in the drafting of over 60 appellate opinions involving many of the same areas of law in which he now practices.

In September 2011, Mark opened the Law Office of Mark W. Evans, Ltd. The law office counsels clients on general matters but Mark concentrates his work in general litigation, appeals, estate planning, estate and probate administration, elder fraud, and business creation.

In his free time, Mark enjoys golfing and watching sports. His favorite teams are the Cincinnati Reds and the University of Cincinnati football and basketball teams.

Mark is licensed to practice law in the following jurisdictions:

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The Law Office of Mark W. Evans, Ltd.
15 E. 8th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
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Phone : 513.579.1200
Fax : 513.632.5898
Email : mark@markwevanslaw.com

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15 E. 8th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

To serve clients in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky, the Law Office of Mark W. Evans, Ltd. is centrally located in downtown Cincinnati across from the Cincinnati Public Library, near the corner of E. 8th and Vine Streets.

Metered parking is available on both sides of 8th street and there is pay lot located at the rear of the building at the corner of E. 8th and Vine. The nearest covered parking garage is located in the Garfield Garage one block north on 9th Street. The garage turn in is on 9th, half a block west of Vine Street.

The Law Office shares office space with the law firm of Mckinney & Namei, L.P.A.. When you enter the door at 15 E. 8th Street, please ring the buzzer for Mckinney & Namei, L.P.A., announce yourself at the reception desk immediately to your right, and indicate you are meeting with Mark W. Evans.

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