William (“Will”) Evans is a litigator and trial attorney who represents clients in a wide range of civil matters, both in and out of court.

Mr. Evans helps his clients protect their rights and find solutions in difficult situations. He regularly advises on and litigates disputes involving contracts, business torts (such as breach of fiduciary duty and fraud), real estate, commercial lending, creditors’ rights (including adversary proceedings in bankruptcy), insurance coverage, and employment.

Mr. Evans represents clients in state and federal court, including bankruptcy court and appellate proceedings, as well as in alternative dispute resolution (such as mediation and arbitration). He has tried numerous civil cases, including both jury and bench trials.

Prior to joining Cameron McEvoy in October 2020, Mr. Evans was an attorney at an AmLaw 100 law firm, where he represented clients that included publicly-traded and Fortune 500 companies.

Practice Focus

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Construction Litigation

  • Banking & Debtor/Creditor Litigation
  • Labor and Employment Disputes

Practice Notes

  • Represented businesses in a variety of commercial disputes, including breach of contract and business torts (such as breach of fiduciary duty and fraud), and obtained favorable verdicts and out-of-court settlements.
  • Represented residential and commercial property owners in construction disputes with contractors and architects and in disputes over ownership rights to real properties.
  • Represented banks in a variety of matters, including enforcing the bank’s rights in collateral and defending against contract and tort claims asserted by borrowers.
  • Represented employers in a variety of employment disputes including claims under the ADA, FLSA, FMLA, and state law.
  • Defended and advanced claims arising in connection with corporate mergers.
  • Represented investors, owners, and developers of Low Income Housing Tax Credit projects in a variety of disputes, including disputes related to financial misconduct, ownership rights to the projects, and contractual rights among the parties.
  • Represented owners of a small business accused of misconduct by another owner and negotiated their departure from the company without litigation.
  • Represented a local business in asserting claims under state law and ERISA against former corporate officers and ESOP trustees that resulted in a favorable settlement.
  • Obtained settlement of a personal injury lawsuit against a local business and obtained substantial settlement contributions from an insurance company that repeatedly denied coverage and a property management company that denied responsibility.
  • Represented the owner of a power plant in federal court and before FERC in connection with the failure of a state agency to act on permit requests for a natural gas pipeline, ultimately allowing construction of the pipeline to proceed. Millennium Pipeline Co., LLC v. Seggos, 860 F.3d 696 (D.C. Cir. 2017).
  • Obtained judgment in favor of an investment bank for both its fees owed in connection with a commercial transaction and its attorneys’ fees incurred in obtaining the judgment. Seale & Associates, Inc. v. Ingersoll-Rand Co., 2016 WL 4435083 (E.D. Va. Aug. 16, 2016).
  • Successfully defended a title insurer in state supreme court on an issue of first impression. REVI, LLC v. Chicago Title Ins. Co., 290 Va. 203, 776 S.E.2d 808 (2015).

Publications

  • “Practitioners Beware: Pitfalls Created by Virginia’s New Business Records Statute,” Virginia Lawyer Magazine (the official publication of the Virginia State Bar), August 2015