Irwin S. Evans

Of Counsel

Los Angeles

Phone: (213) 955-9500 (Ext. 138)
Fax: (213) 955-9511

Bar & Court Admissions

  • California State Bar
  • United States District Courts: Central and Southern Districts of California
  • United States Court of Appeals: Ninth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Articles & Presentations

  • Selection and Designation of Expert Witnesses
  • Law Office Management for Small Firms for California State Bar: Nevada State Bar

Irwin S. Evans practices product liability defense, personal injury defense, commercial litigation, breach of warranty, and insurance defense. He has acted as special panel counsel in matters involving police misconduct, injuries due to municipal transportation (vehicular and rail), school district liability and employment litigation.

Mr. Evans has tried in excess of 170 cases. His insurance defense cases have involved auto accidents, slip and fall, injuries using various instrumentalities, and mold exposure. He has tried cases involving breach of contract representing many industries, individuals, and class actions. Mr. Evans’ product liability and breach of contract warranty experience includes trying cases on behalf of automobile manufactures alleging sudden acceleration, fire damage to vehicle and persons, mechanical failure, restraint issues, chemical inhalation, press brake failure and vehicle design defects. He has represented automobile manufactures in breach of warranty cases within five Southern California counties.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Evans was a partner at the firms of Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan, LLP.; Atkins & Evans LLP; Cochran, Atkins & Evans; and Lenoir, Young and Evans. He was also Senior Deputy for the City Attorney’s Office for the City of Los Angeles. Mr. Evans has served as an evaluator for the Auerback Corporation, evaluating legal service programs for the Western Continental United States and Hawaii. He also served as lecturer for the Model Neighborhood Commission on Justice and as the advisor of Minority Businesses for I.M.P.A.C, served as a member of the Judicial Nominees Evaluation Committee of the State Bar of California and the Judge Magistrate’s Evaluation Committee for the U.S. District Courts, Central District.

Mr. Evans is based in Los Angeles.

Representative Matters

  • Defended chemical manufacturer against claim of failure to warn of dangers in inhaling fumes from their products. California Supreme Court established the sophisticated user doctrine as a defense.
  • Represented Auto Manufacturer in a breach of warranty case that established requirement in California that customer must present vehicle for repair at least once to dealer as a prerequisite to filling complaint.
  • Defended municipalities in wrongful death, excessive force, employment discrimination and retaliation premises liability and commercial litigation.
  • Defended property owner in suit by 27 tenants for personal injury due to alleged exposure to mold.
  • Represented well known music producer in suit by his attorney for attorneys fees in excess of $2,000,000.

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Business Disputes

Tort/Personal Injury

  • Toxic Torts: Mold; Toxic Substance Injuries

Product Liability

  • Auto
  • Auto Warranty
  • Miscellaneous Product Defects


  • Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination


  • Loyola University School of Law (J.D.)
  • Cal State University Los Angeles (B.A. Sociology)

Honors & Distinctions

  • Presidential Award from the National Bar Association.
  • Inducted into the National Bar Associations Hall of Fame.
  • Inducted into The John M. Langston Bar Association Hall of Fame.
  • Lawren Miller Award, California Association of Black Womens
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Community Service Award.
  • Commendations from the Congress of the United States, State of California, City of Los Angeles and County of Los Angeles.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • California Association of Black Lawyers Past President
  • National Bar Association- Member of Budget Committee
  • California Central District, Judge Magistrates Merit Selection Committee – Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association – Member
  • Judicial Nominees Evaluation Committee of the State Bar of California – Member
  • American Bar Association – Member