Matthew J. Evans

knoxville, Tennessee

Mr. Evans’s practice is focused on products liability, pharmaceutical, commercial and insurance litigation in both state and federal courts.  Matthew built his practice defending pharmaceutical and products liability cases and is adept at handling complex litigation, having significant experience in MDL cases, both in Tennessee and across the country.   Matthew routinely works with highly specialized experts ranging from physicians to fire investigators and professional engineers.  Matthew has extensive jury and non-jury trial experience in business, corporate, insurance and personal injury litigation.  He has represented Fortune 100 companies, manufacturers and insurance companies in a wide variety of disputes.

Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense
  • Business Litigation
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Pharmaceutical Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1996
    • Law Review: Tennessee Law Review, Student Materials Editor, 1996
  • University of Tennessee
    • B.A. - 1992

Representative Clients

  • Walgreens
  • Columbia Insurance Group
  • Bayer Pharmaceuticals
  • Wyndham Resorts
  • State Farm Fire and Casuality

Honors and Awards

  • American Bar Association Leadership Adademy , 2005 - 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • DRI, 2008 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • KBA Saturday Legal Clinigs, 2012 - Present