John R. Evans
John R. Evans is a respected and tireless litigator. He understands the importance of creating real leverage (for the purposes of litigation and negotiating settlements) and how best to maneuver the legal system to achieve the best possible results for his clients. Smart, tactical and a particularly quick study, John is, most importantly, committed to exceeding his clients’ expectations.
Throughout his career, John has been involved in a broad range of cases, ranging from routine to complex legal disputes before the Courts, including the Ontario Court of Appeal, throughout Canada, and countless administrative tribunals.
John has appeared on behalf of clients in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Newfoundland.
With 30 years of experience as a practising litigation/employment/labour lawyer, John is focused on achieving the very best results for his clients.
- University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Law, 1991
- Called to the Law Society of Upper Canada (Law Society of Ontario, LSO), 1993
- Recognized by LSO as Certified Specialist in Labour Law since 2006
Employment Law Services
To provide clients with the best service and utilization of his expertise, John has restricted his law practice to only representing employees and executives in employment-related disputes or concerns. What sets John apart is that he only acts for Plaintiffs (employees and executives).
If your dispute or concern is related to your employment, this falls within John’s expertise.
Some of the more common areas where John can assist include issues or disputes related to:
Constructive Dismissal Claims or Concerns
Employment Restrictions in Your Employment Contract
Group Litigation and Employment Class Actions
Pro-Active Employment Advice
Wrongful Termination (for “Cause” or “Without Cause”)
The above is only a sample of the employment law services John offers. Please fill out the Case Overview Form to assist us in obtaining some preliminary information relating to your situation and needs so that we can get back to you with a plan of action without delay.
Personalized Service – Bigger isn’t always better!
To offer a more personalized service for clients, John has decided to limit the number of clients he works with at one time. This ensures that he can provide the very best service and attention to every case; with fewer clients, John believes that he can give all of his clients the attention they deserve and obtain results that exceed their expectations quickly and efficiently.
John understands that clients want direct access to their lawyer and not from a clerk, assistant, or student — John will always be the one to contact you and oversee all aspects of your case personally.
Contact Evans Law Firm for a free no-obligation consultation.
Sometimes time limits can bar an otherwise good claim from being advanced. Please don’t delay and contact us as soon as possible. There is no cost until John is formally retained and a written retainer agreement is in place.
With 30 years of practical experience and advocacy, John has fine-tuned his skills and mastered the art of persuasion. He has, quite literally, seen it all. He is confident that his experience will allow him to take on any case, figure it out quickly, and use his knowledge and expertise as an exceptional advocate to achieve the best result possible.
With his stellar reputation, John holds the respect of the lawyers he acts against. Known to be measured in his approach, John will recommend settlement when the terms are reasonable and fair but isn’t afraid to force a case to trial if it advances his client’s interests.
The Judges and Arbitrators before whom he appears know him as a no-nonsense, straightforward, and skillful litigator who understands the current state of the law and can leverage it to his client’s advantage. Fairness and justice are the bedrock of our legal system, and John has made a career ensuring that his clients’ rights are protected to the fullest extent possible under the law.
Exceptional Litigation Lawyer
John believes that the ability to develop and execute a sound litigation strategy for every client is fundamental to achieving the best possible result. John achieves this by focusing on each case’s unique objectives and facts, allowing him to provide his clients with a particular strategy that will meet their goals. There is no “one size fits all” approach to developing and executing a proper legal strategy.
When entering litigation, you need someone in your corner who knows what to expect and how to deal with it. You have one chance to present your case in the best possible light – John understands this better than most litigators and will work tirelessly to ensure the best possible result.
Fees For Legal Services
- There is no charge for reviewing your case and providing an initial assessment.
- If you have been terminated and receive a written offer from your employer, for the purposes of our retainer it is yours to keep. If retained on a contingency basis, John will only be paid on the additional compensation/damages secured on your behalf, over and above the value of any written offer.
John empowers his clients to make the best decisions possible. You will make all strategic decisions about your case based on his advice and recommendations.
John uses his knowledge and experience as a lawyer and litigator to provide his clients with sound, practical advice. As he likes to say to clients, “here is what I would do if I were you, based on my professional experience and knowledge of the law and the legal process”. While John will present all reasonable options to his clients, he will always recommend a particular course of action that he thinks is right.
What are the Retainer Options?
John offers the following retainer options:
- On a contingency basis or percentage of recovery basis (usually 30%) of the recovery (over and above any written offers) secured on your behalf, plus disbursements and HST; or,
- On an hourly basis of $650 per hour plus disbursements and HST.
While it depends on the nature of the case, John is usually retained on a contingency basis, although some clients retain his services hourly. John is happy to discuss with prospective clients the best retainer option for your case.
Ontario Employment Law Blog
In his Ontario Employment Law Blog, John R. Evans explores important employment law issues and answers frequently asked questions.
If you need to speak with an Ontario employment lawyer, contact Evans Law Firm for a free no-obligation consultation.
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Please complete the Case Overview Form below.
This is the quickest and most efficient way for John to understand the basic facts of your case. When filling out the form, please upload or send along any key documents such as employment contracts, termination letters, specific emails, etc.
Using the form will assist John in educating himself about your situation and gaining a basic level of understanding about your issue(s), so he can start to consider the legal issues/points of conflict involved in your case before contacting you to coordinate a meeting where your case can be reviewed in detail.
Rest assured, all the information provided to John will be held in the strictest of confidence and not be disclosed to anyone without your consent.
This form and its contents provide an initial level of inquiry to provide some basic background facts. It will usually allow John to determine if a viable case exists and whether it’s the type of case where he can act as your legal representative. Submission of this form does not guarantee that John is retained to represent you. Decisions will be made on a per-case basis, considering the relevant facts of the case. John will contact all individuals who submit the form and provide his preliminary assessment of the merits of their case. John usually gets back to potential clients within 24 hours after submitting the form.