Julie R. Evans Of Counsel




Julie Evans assumed an Of Counsel position after a long and illustrious career with Wilson Elser in New York. During her tenure, Julie held a number of prestigious positions, including New York regional managing partner; chair of Wilson Elser’s Toxic Tort, Environmental and Energy practices; and membership on the firm's Executive Committee and Operations Group. Julie was the driving force and inspiration behind the firm’s attorney mentoring and education programs as well as its Women’s Professional Development Group. She founded the firm’s peer mentoring and family mentoring programs. Julie’s dedication to helping others achieve work-life balance and enhance their professional development has led her to mentor firm attorneys and law students as well as young attorneys outside the firm.

Over her nearly 30-year career, Julie gained significant experience litigating cases involving exposure to toxic substances. She has defended a multitude of product and equipment manufacturers and distributors in product liability and asbestos cases. In this regard, Julie has also represented premises owners, government contractors, shipyards and ship owners, and entities in the aviation industry. For many years, Julie served as chair of the monthly defense counsel meetings for all defendants in New York City Asbestos Litigation (NYCAL) and was a member of the NYCAL Medical Defense Group. In addition, Julie initiated and maintained the NYCAL global defense email communications.