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Jake Evans

Jake Evans
191 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 2900
Atlanta, GA 30303

Jake Evans is a Partner in our Atlanta office. Jake represents individuals and companies in matters involving complex litigation; government and regulatory work at the local, state and national level; and general business and corporate law advice and counsel.

Jake’s litigation practice focuses on disputes involving breach of contract and fiduciary duties, residential and commercial real estate (including wrongful foreclosures, partitions, quiet title actions and commercial leases), restrictive covenants, business dissolutions, partnerships and joint ventures, derivative corporate claims, note defaults and workouts, and intellectual property (IP), including patents, copyrights and trademarks. Jake is a first-chair litigator and manages all aspects of litigation, from early dismissals and resolutions to verdicts. He recently first-chaired and tried two high-profile bench trials, winning both.

Jake’s government services practice focus on representing companies facing wrongful taking of property rights, including business permits and licenses and real estate, by government entities and companies responding to government investigations by state attorney general offices, U.S. attorney offices and other state and federal agencies. Mr. Evans has a robust election law practice and represents and advises municipalities and counties on many election law issues, and is the only lawyer in Georgia history to successfully contest two elections in the same race. He also represents companies and individuals before Georgia state and local government agencies, including licensing boards, state commissions and boards, and procurement offices. Mr. Evans represents private entities, municipalities, state agencies and community boards in federal and state courts, and in response to subpoenas and open records requests.

As part of his corporate practice, Mr. Evans serves as outside counsel to many midsize and large companies and advises them on general business and corporate law issues, including agreement drafting (MSAs, corporate governance documents and equity agreements) and acquisitions on the buy and sell side. In this role, he has significant experience representing emerging and early-stage companies, where he carefully balances providing sufficient legal protection with ensuring adequate resources are available to push a company’s product to market.

In addition to his law practice, Jake is Chairman of the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission (formerly the State Ethics Commission), which is a quasi-judicial body that oversees the reporting and ethical compliance of candidates, officeholders and lobbyists in the state. He currently serves as Chairman of the Georgia Chapter of the Republican National Lawyers Association and the Georgia Republican Party’s Election Competence Task Force. Jake serves on the Georgia Bipartisan Task Force for Safe, Secure and Accessible Elections, the Georgia Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and the Advisory Council of the Atlanta Ballet.

Jake has received numerous honors and awards. He is a 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star honoree, a recognition given to only 2.5 percent of Georgia lawyers, was recognized by Georgia Trend magazine in its 2018, 2019 and 2020 Legal Elite list for the best lawyers in Georgia in the areas of Business Law and General Practice/Trial Law, and was recognized as a 2021 One to Watch by the Best Lawyers in America magazine. The ALM Daily Report named him one of 20 Georgia attorneys in its On the Rise Class of 2018, which honors attorneys who are projected to go far in their fields. James Magazine recognized Jake as one of Georgia’s Most Influential Politically-Connected Attorneys in 2018, 2019 and 2020, and as one of the Most Influential Georgians in 2020 and 2021.

Jake earned a Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in political science from the University of Georgia.

EXPERIENCE

Jake is a Partner with close to a decade of experience in complex litigation, government affairs, public policy and regulatory matters at the federal, state and local level. He protects the interests of clients in business litigation, financial transactions, real estate and government investigations. He also advocates for the business interests and legal rights of clients before government agencies, municipalities and other regulatory and oversight bodies.

ADMITTED

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Georgia State Courts
  • Florida State Courts

EDUCATION

  • J.D., cum laude, University of Georgia School of Law
  • B.A., summa cum laude, University of Georgia

PUBLICATIONS

  • “2021: Onward and Upward!,” Daily Report, Jan. 14, 2021.
  • “The 2020 Black Swan — COVID-19 and Its Impact on the Practice of Law,” Daily Report, April 13, 2020.
  • “A Letter from the Chairman of the Georgia Government Transparency & Campaign Finance Commission,” Savannah Business Journal, Jan. 6, 2020.
  • “From an Older Me to a Younger You: Six Tips for Success,” Daily Report, Oct. 28, 2019.
  • “A Primer for Elected Officials, Candidates & Lobbyists,” James Magazine, September-October 2019.
  • “To Win for Your Client, Define ‘Win’ Together,” Daily Report, Dec. 20, 2018.
  • “Venture Capital — Georgia Must Step on the Accelerator,” James Magazine, January 2018.
  • “A Conversation with Randy Evans,” 23 Ga. B.J., December 2017.
  • “Deposing the Giant Under the Amex Doctrine,” In-House Georgia by the Daily Report, Aug. 7, 2017.
  • “The Ever-Changing World of E-Discovery,” The Litigator Newsletter by The Atlanta Bar Association, April 26, 2017.
  • “Thoughts on the 2017 Presidential Inauguration,” Daily Report, Jan. 25, 2017.
  • “Five Tips for Negotiating & Drafting Joint E-Discovery Plans,” Thompson Hine Business Law Update, Winter 2017.
  • “Reducing Liability for Small and Medium Companies,” The Atlanta Lawyer, October 2016.
  • “Governor Has New Power Over Professional Licensing Boards,” James Magazine, September 2016.
  • “5 Tips for Negotiating and Drafting Joint E-Discovery Plans,” Law360 National Newsletter, May 27, 2016.
  • “5 Tech Trends Posing E-Discovery Challenges,” Daily Report, May 6, 2016.
  • “F.R.C.P. Amendments Aim to Reduce E-Discovery Costs,” Daily Report, Jan. 13, 2016.
  • “Variations in Federal and Georgia Court Practice,” 75 (Issue 3), Ga. YLD Spring Newsletter, 2017.
  • “Discoverability of Social Media in Georgia” The Litigator Newsletter by the Atlanta Bar Association, January 2016.
  • “Products Liability — Annual Survey of Georgia Law,” 67 Mercer Law Review Reb. 177, Fall 2015.
  • “Did Court Provide Clarity of Confusion on Spoliation,” Daily Report, Aug. 4, 2015.
  • “Georgia’s Paradox: Seat Belts Required, but Nonuse is Not Admissible at Trial,” Daily Report, June 9, 2015.
  • “A Criminal Justice System Without Justice,” 5 University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review, 2015.
  • “Tips for Succeeding as a Young Lawyer,” 57 Ga. YLD Fall Newsletter 5, 2015.
  • “Ethics & Professionalism Update,” 56 GA. YLD Winter Newsletter 4, 2015.
  • “The Uncertain Nature of Social Media Discoverability,” Daily Report, Feb. 17, 2015.
  • “Holt Demands: An Advancement But Not a Full Solution,” Daily Report, Sept. 30, 2014.
  • “The Give and Take of Omitting Failure to Warn Claims from Statute of Repose Protection Within the Context of Products Liability Claims,” Products Liability Commercial Newsletter 6, Fall 2014.
  • “A Tradition of Excellence Rooted in Experience,” 57 Ga. YLD Spring Newsletter 4, 2014.
  • “The Attorney-Client Privilege for Lawyers: Planning is Paramount,” 19 Ga. B.J. 16, 2014.
  • “The Court Has Spoken: A Party’s Duty to Disclose Insurance Coverage in Discovery Responses,” 11 Ga. Def. Law. Association Newsletter 1, 2014.
  • “Years Later: How Effective is the Statute of Repose,” 9 In-House Def. Q. 25, 2014.
  • “Accurately Calculating the Costs of a Limited Representation,” 8 Ga. Def. Law L.J. 21, 2013.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission — Chairman
  • Republican National Lawyers Association, Georgia Chapter — Chairman
  • Georgia Republican Party’s Election Competence Task Force — Chairman
  • Georgia Bipartisan Task Force for Safe, Secure and Accessible Elections
  • U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Georgia Advisory Committee — Member
  • Atlanta Ballet — Advisory Council
  • Lamar Inn of Court — Barrister
  • Lumpkin Inn of Court — Barrister
  • Young Professionals of Atlanta — Board of Directors
  • Republican Leadership for Georgia — Class Treasurer, 2019
  • Atlanta Growth Partners — Co-Founder
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta — Young Leaders Council
  • Atlanta Service Juris — Steering Committee Member
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society — Light the Night Executive Committee Member
  • Atlanta Council of Young Lawyers — Former Board Member
  • Atlanta Young Republicans — President, 2017-Present
  • Georgia Young Republicans — General Counsel 2015-16
  • Magistrate’s Retirement Fund of Georgia — Former Board Member
  • State Bar of Georgia — Numerous YLD Committees
  • Georgia Bar Journal — Editorial Board, 2015-Present
  • 2016 Presidential Ballot Access Initiative — Co-Chair, 2015-16

Recognitions

  • Atlanta 500 Most Powerful Leaders: Professionals, Atlanta Magazine, 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Atlanta Commercial Litigation Law Ones to Watch, 2021
  • The Most Influential Georgians, James Magazine, 2021, 2020
  • Conservative Policy Leadership Institute Participant, 2020
  • The Legal 500 USA, Government Relations, 2019
  • Georgia’s Most Influential Politically-Connected Attorneys, James Magazine, 2018-2020
  • United States Young Opinion Leader’s Delegation to the Republic of China (Taiwan), 2019
  • Georgia Legal Elite, Georgia Trend magazine, 2018-2020
  • Outstanding Atlanta 50th Anniversary Honoree, 2018
  • Rising Star, Georgia Super Lawyers magazine, 2018-2021
  • Man of the Year, Georgia Young Republicans, 2018
  • On the Rise Class, ALM Daily Report, 2018
  • 40 Under 40, Atlanta Business Chronicle, 2018
  • Outstanding Atlanta Class Honoree, 2018
  • Republican Leadership for Georgia Graduate, 2019
  • LEAD Atlanta Graduate, 2018
  • Leadership Buckhead Graduate, 2017
  • Georgia Bar Leadership Academy Graduate, 2014
  • Award of Achievement, State Bar of Georgia YLD, 2017
  • Winter Star of the Quarter, State Bar of Georgia YLD, 2017
  • Outstanding Young Leadership Award, State Bar of Georgia, YLD Litigation Committee, 2015

Presentations

  • “The Necessity of Unparalleled Unity,” Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism in Georgia, March 19, 2021.
  • Speaker at Georgia Election Law CLE, RNLA, Oct. 7, 2020.
  • State Bar of Georgia Annual Business Litigation CLE, Chairman, ICLE, Sept. 11, 2020.
  • “Speaking Out — Standing Together: Uniting Atlanta,” Outstanding Atlanta, June 5, 2020.
  • Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Annual Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Jan. 20, 2020.
  • 2020 LEAD Atlanta Legislative Preview, LEAD Atlanta, Jan. 14, 2020.
  • “Millennials and Younger: What’s the Difference?” Panelist and Moderator, Convocation on Professionalism Then and Now, Dec. 13, 2019.
  • “Engaging Millennials — The Largest Voting Block in the United States,” The Loose Group (Super PAC), Sept. 5, 2019.
  • “Professionalism & Tips for Meeting Minimal Legal Standards,” National Academy of Continuing Legal Education, May 3, 2019.
  • Business Litigation, Chair, ICLE, March 19, 2019.
  • “Beloved Community Talks: Let’s Bridge the Racial Divide — Your Influence and Your Voice Panel, The King Center’s MLK Day Ceremony, Jan. 21, 2019.
  • Government Relations Panel, Moderator, 2018 NAPABA Southeast Regional Conference, April 13, 2018.
  • Business Litigation, Chair, ICLE, March 20, 2018.
  • “Federal vs. State Litigation,” Presenter at Litigation: Soup to Nuts Seminar hosted by ICLE, March 14, 2018.
  • “Devil is in the Details — Knowing Your Local Rules Makes a Difference (Trial Practice),” Atlanta Bar Association’s The Developing Lawyers Series: Toolkit Essentials for Success Part I, Feb. 27, 2018.
  • “Latino Lawyers in Civic Leadership,” Panelist, Georgia Latino Law Foundation, Feb. 20, 2018.
  • “Tips for Malpractice Claim Avoidance & Ethical Compliance,” Vietnamese American Bar Association, June 20, 2017.
  • “Business Law in the 21st Century,” Panelist, The Atlanta John Marshall Law Journal’s 2017 Dean Robert J. D’Agostino Symposium, March 28, 2017.
  • Annual Mock Trial Workshop, Panelist, GAPABA, March 18, 2017.
  • Law School Exam Workshop Panel, KABA’s Annual Law Exam Workshop, Nov. 19, 2016.
  • “Public Service: A Higher Calling —Navigating the Political & Judicial Appointment Process,” Panelist, GAPABA’s 4th Annual Public Service & Judiciary Committee Event, Nov. 15, 2016.
  • “Millennials and 2016 Presidential Election,” PBS NewsHour National Broadcast, Oct. 6, 2016.
  • Analysis of the 2016 Vice Presidential Debate, NPR’s Closer Look Radio Broadcast, Oct. 5, 2016.
  • “Ethics Panel: Unauthorized Practice of Law, Conflicts and Who is the Client,” National Election Law Seminar, Aug. 13, 2016.
  • “Tips for Effective Oral Arguments,” GAPABA Oral Argument Panel & Workshop, March 19, 2016.
  • “Variations in Practicing in Georgia and Federal Courts,” Georgia Public Television Broadcast, March 11, 2016.
  • “Ten Tips for Avoiding a Malpractice Claim” Georgia Public Television Broadcast, March 4, 2016.
  • State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division Panel, Emory University School of Law, Feb. 25, 2016.
  • Spring Litigation Panel, University of Georgia School of Law Business Law Society, Feb. 24, 2016.
  • Analysis of South Carolina Presidential Debate, CBS46 News Television Broadcast, Jan. 14, 2016.
  • “Millennials and Voting,” NPR’s Closer Look Radio Broadcast, Jan. 6, 2016.
  • Legislative Update, Douglas Bar Association, Nov. 13, 2015.
  • “The Intangibles of Success,” Law School Outreach Talk to Recent Mercer & John Marshall Law Graduates, May 19, 2015.
  • “Duty to Prosecute Affirmative Claims of Insured,” ABA Midwinter Meeting in Phoenix, Feb. 21-22, 2015.
Thirty lawyers from Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) have been honored as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. This recognition is given to attorneys, in a
ATLANTA – JUNE 28, 2021 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to welcome Jake Evans as a Partner to further deepen the firm’s business
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Jake Evans is a Partner in our Atlanta office. Jake represents individuals and companies in matters involving complex litigation; government and regulatory work at the local, state and national level; and general business and corporate law advice and counsel.

Jake’s litigation practice focuses on disputes involving breach of contract and fiduciary duties, residential and commercial real estate (including wrongful foreclosures, partitions, quiet title actions and commercial leases), restrictive covenants, business dissolutions, partnerships and joint ventures, derivative corporate claims, note defaults and workouts, and intellectual property (IP), including patents, copyrights and trademarks. Jake is a first-chair litigator and manages all aspects of litigation, from early dismissals and resolutions to verdicts. He recently first-chaired and tried two high-profile bench trials, winning both.

Jake’s government services practice focus on representing companies facing wrongful taking of property rights, including business permits and licenses and real estate, by government entities and companies responding to government investigations by state attorney general offices, U.S. attorney offices and other state and federal agencies. Mr. Evans has a robust election law practice and represents and advises municipalities and counties on many election law issues, and is the only lawyer in Georgia history to successfully contest two elections in the same race. He also represents companies and individuals before Georgia state and local government agencies, including licensing boards, state commissions and boards, and procurement offices. Mr. Evans represents private entities, municipalities, state agencies and community boards in federal and state courts, and in response to subpoenas and open records requests.

As part of his corporate practice, Mr. Evans serves as outside counsel to many midsize and large companies and advises them on general business and corporate law issues, including agreement drafting (MSAs, corporate governance documents and equity agreements) and acquisitions on the buy and sell side. In this role, he has significant experience representing emerging and early-stage companies, where he carefully balances providing sufficient legal protection with ensuring adequate resources are available to push a company’s product to market.

In addition to his law practice, Jake is Chairman of the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission (formerly the State Ethics Commission), which is a quasi-judicial body that oversees the reporting and ethical compliance of candidates, officeholders and lobbyists in the state. He currently serves as Chairman of the Georgia Chapter of the Republican National Lawyers Association and the Georgia Republican Party’s Election Competence Task Force. Jake serves on the Georgia Bipartisan Task Force for Safe, Secure and Accessible Elections, the Georgia Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and the Advisory Council of the Atlanta Ballet.

Jake has received numerous honors and awards. He is a 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star honoree, a recognition given to only 2.5 percent of Georgia lawyers, was recognized by Georgia Trend magazine in its 2018, 2019 and 2020 Legal Elite list for the best lawyers in Georgia in the areas of Business Law and General Practice/Trial Law, and was recognized as a 2021 One to Watch by the Best Lawyers in America magazine. The ALM Daily Report named him one of 20 Georgia attorneys in its On the Rise Class of 2018, which honors attorneys who are projected to go far in their fields. James Magazine recognized Jake as one of Georgia’s Most Influential Politically-Connected Attorneys in 2018, 2019 and 2020, and as one of the Most Influential Georgians in 2020 and 2021.

Jake earned a Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in political science from the University of Georgia.

EXPERIENCE

Jake is a Partner with close to a decade of experience in complex litigation, government affairs, public policy and regulatory matters at the federal, state and local level. He protects the interests of clients in business litigation, financial transactions, real estate and government investigations. He also advocates for the business interests and legal rights of clients before government agencies, municipalities and other regulatory and oversight bodies.

ADMITTED

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Georgia State Courts
  • Florida State Courts

EDUCATION

  • J.D., cum laude, University of Georgia School of Law
  • B.A., summa cum laude, University of Georgia

PUBLICATIONS

  • “2021: Onward and Upward!,” Daily Report, Jan. 14, 2021.
  • “The 2020 Black Swan — COVID-19 and Its Impact on the Practice of Law,” Daily Report, April 13, 2020.
  • “A Letter from the Chairman of the Georgia Government Transparency & Campaign Finance Commission,” Savannah Business Journal, Jan. 6, 2020.
  • “From an Older Me to a Younger You: Six Tips for Success,” Daily Report, Oct. 28, 2019.
  • “A Primer for Elected Officials, Candidates & Lobbyists,” James Magazine, September-October 2019.
  • “To Win for Your Client, Define ‘Win’ Together,” Daily Report, Dec. 20, 2018.
  • “Venture Capital — Georgia Must Step on the Accelerator,” James Magazine, January 2018.
  • “A Conversation with Randy Evans,” 23 Ga. B.J., December 2017.
  • “Deposing the Giant Under the Amex Doctrine,” In-House Georgia by the Daily Report, Aug. 7, 2017.
  • “The Ever-Changing World of E-Discovery,” The Litigator Newsletter by The Atlanta Bar Association, April 26, 2017.
  • “Thoughts on the 2017 Presidential Inauguration,” Daily Report, Jan. 25, 2017.
  • “Five Tips for Negotiating & Drafting Joint E-Discovery Plans,” Thompson Hine Business Law Update, Winter 2017.
  • “Reducing Liability for Small and Medium Companies,” The Atlanta Lawyer, October 2016.
  • “Governor Has New Power Over Professional Licensing Boards,” James Magazine, September 2016.
  • “5 Tips for Negotiating and Drafting Joint E-Discovery Plans,” Law360 National Newsletter, May 27, 2016.
  • “5 Tech Trends Posing E-Discovery Challenges,” Daily Report, May 6, 2016.
  • “F.R.C.P. Amendments Aim to Reduce E-Discovery Costs,” Daily Report, Jan. 13, 2016.
  • “Variations in Federal and Georgia Court Practice,” 75 (Issue 3), Ga. YLD Spring Newsletter, 2017.
  • “Discoverability of Social Media in Georgia” The Litigator Newsletter by the Atlanta Bar Association, January 2016.
  • “Products Liability — Annual Survey of Georgia Law,” 67 Mercer Law Review Reb. 177, Fall 2015.
  • “Did Court Provide Clarity of Confusion on Spoliation,” Daily Report, Aug. 4, 2015.
  • “Georgia’s Paradox: Seat Belts Required, but Nonuse is Not Admissible at Trial,” Daily Report, June 9, 2015.
  • “A Criminal Justice System Without Justice,” 5 University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review, 2015.
  • “Tips for Succeeding as a Young Lawyer,” 57 Ga. YLD Fall Newsletter 5, 2015.
  • “Ethics & Professionalism Update,” 56 GA. YLD Winter Newsletter 4, 2015.
  • “The Uncertain Nature of Social Media Discoverability,” Daily Report, Feb. 17, 2015.
  • “Holt Demands: An Advancement But Not a Full Solution,” Daily Report, Sept. 30, 2014.
  • “The Give and Take of Omitting Failure to Warn Claims from Statute of Repose Protection Within the Context of Products Liability Claims,” Products Liability Commercial Newsletter 6, Fall 2014.
  • “A Tradition of Excellence Rooted in Experience,” 57 Ga. YLD Spring Newsletter 4, 2014.
  • “The Attorney-Client Privilege for Lawyers: Planning is Paramount,” 19 Ga. B.J. 16, 2014.
  • “The Court Has Spoken: A Party’s Duty to Disclose Insurance Coverage in Discovery Responses,” 11 Ga. Def. Law. Association Newsletter 1, 2014.
  • “Years Later: How Effective is the Statute of Repose,” 9 In-House Def. Q. 25, 2014.
  • “Accurately Calculating the Costs of a Limited Representation,” 8 Ga. Def. Law L.J. 21, 2013.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission — Chairman
  • Republican National Lawyers Association, Georgia Chapter — Chairman
  • Georgia Republican Party’s Election Competence Task Force — Chairman
  • Georgia Bipartisan Task Force for Safe, Secure and Accessible Elections
  • U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Georgia Advisory Committee — Member
  • Atlanta Ballet — Advisory Council
  • Lamar Inn of Court — Barrister
  • Lumpkin Inn of Court — Barrister
  • Young Professionals of Atlanta — Board of Directors
  • Republican Leadership for Georgia — Class Treasurer, 2019
  • Atlanta Growth Partners — Co-Founder
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta — Young Leaders Council
  • Atlanta Service Juris — Steering Committee Member
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society — Light the Night Executive Committee Member
  • Atlanta Council of Young Lawyers — Former Board Member
  • Atlanta Young Republicans — President, 2017-Present
  • Georgia Young Republicans — General Counsel 2015-16
  • Magistrate’s Retirement Fund of Georgia — Former Board Member
  • State Bar of Georgia — Numerous YLD Committees
  • Georgia Bar Journal — Editorial Board, 2015-Present
  • 2016 Presidential Ballot Access Initiative — Co-Chair, 2015-16

Recognitions

  • Atlanta 500 Most Powerful Leaders: Professionals, Atlanta Magazine, 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Atlanta Commercial Litigation Law Ones to Watch, 2021
  • The Most Influential Georgians, James Magazine, 2021, 2020
  • Conservative Policy Leadership Institute Participant, 2020
  • The Legal 500 USA, Government Relations, 2019
  • Georgia’s Most Influential Politically-Connected Attorneys, James Magazine, 2018-2020
  • United States Young Opinion Leader’s Delegation to the Republic of China (Taiwan), 2019
  • Georgia Legal Elite, Georgia Trend magazine, 2018-2020
  • Outstanding Atlanta 50th Anniversary Honoree, 2018
  • Rising Star, Georgia Super Lawyers magazine, 2018-2021
  • Man of the Year, Georgia Young Republicans, 2018
  • On the Rise Class, ALM Daily Report, 2018
  • 40 Under 40, Atlanta Business Chronicle, 2018
  • Outstanding Atlanta Class Honoree, 2018
  • Republican Leadership for Georgia Graduate, 2019
  • LEAD Atlanta Graduate, 2018
  • Leadership Buckhead Graduate, 2017
  • Georgia Bar Leadership Academy Graduate, 2014
  • Award of Achievement, State Bar of Georgia YLD, 2017
  • Winter Star of the Quarter, State Bar of Georgia YLD, 2017
  • Outstanding Young Leadership Award, State Bar of Georgia, YLD Litigation Committee, 2015

Presentations

  • “The Necessity of Unparalleled Unity,” Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism in Georgia, March 19, 2021.
  • Speaker at Georgia Election Law CLE, RNLA, Oct. 7, 2020.
  • State Bar of Georgia Annual Business Litigation CLE, Chairman, ICLE, Sept. 11, 2020.
  • “Speaking Out — Standing Together: Uniting Atlanta,” Outstanding Atlanta, June 5, 2020.
  • Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Annual Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Jan. 20, 2020.
  • 2020 LEAD Atlanta Legislative Preview, LEAD Atlanta, Jan. 14, 2020.
  • “Millennials and Younger: What’s the Difference?” Panelist and Moderator, Convocation on Professionalism Then and Now, Dec. 13, 2019.
  • “Engaging Millennials — The Largest Voting Block in the United States,” The Loose Group (Super PAC), Sept. 5, 2019.
  • “Professionalism & Tips for Meeting Minimal Legal Standards,” National Academy of Continuing Legal Education, May 3, 2019.
  • Business Litigation, Chair, ICLE, March 19, 2019.
  • “Beloved Community Talks: Let’s Bridge the Racial Divide — Your Influence and Your Voice Panel, The King Center’s MLK Day Ceremony, Jan. 21, 2019.
  • Government Relations Panel, Moderator, 2018 NAPABA Southeast Regional Conference, April 13, 2018.
  • Business Litigation, Chair, ICLE, March 20, 2018.
  • “Federal vs. State Litigation,” Presenter at Litigation: Soup to Nuts Seminar hosted by ICLE, March 14, 2018.
  • “Devil is in the Details — Knowing Your Local Rules Makes a Difference (Trial Practice),” Atlanta Bar Association’s The Developing Lawyers Series: Toolkit Essentials for Success Part I, Feb. 27, 2018.
  • “Latino Lawyers in Civic Leadership,” Panelist, Georgia Latino Law Foundation, Feb. 20, 2018.
  • “Tips for Malpractice Claim Avoidance & Ethical Compliance,” Vietnamese American Bar Association, June 20, 2017.
  • “Business Law in the 21st Century,” Panelist, The Atlanta John Marshall Law Journal’s 2017 Dean Robert J. D’Agostino Symposium, March 28, 2017.
  • Annual Mock Trial Workshop, Panelist, GAPABA, March 18, 2017.
  • Law School Exam Workshop Panel, KABA’s Annual Law Exam Workshop, Nov. 19, 2016.
  • “Public Service: A Higher Calling —Navigating the Political & Judicial Appointment Process,” Panelist, GAPABA’s 4th Annual Public Service & Judiciary Committee Event, Nov. 15, 2016.
  • “Millennials and 2016 Presidential Election,” PBS NewsHour National Broadcast, Oct. 6, 2016.
  • Analysis of the 2016 Vice Presidential Debate, NPR’s Closer Look Radio Broadcast, Oct. 5, 2016.
  • “Ethics Panel: Unauthorized Practice of Law, Conflicts and Who is the Client,” National Election Law Seminar, Aug. 13, 2016.
  • “Tips for Effective Oral Arguments,” GAPABA Oral Argument Panel & Workshop, March 19, 2016.
  • “Variations in Practicing in Georgia and Federal Courts,” Georgia Public Television Broadcast, March 11, 2016.
  • “Ten Tips for Avoiding a Malpractice Claim” Georgia Public Television Broadcast, March 4, 2016.
  • State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division Panel, Emory University School of Law, Feb. 25, 2016.
  • Spring Litigation Panel, University of Georgia School of Law Business Law Society, Feb. 24, 2016.
  • Analysis of South Carolina Presidential Debate, CBS46 News Television Broadcast, Jan. 14, 2016.
  • “Millennials and Voting,” NPR’s Closer Look Radio Broadcast, Jan. 6, 2016.
  • Legislative Update, Douglas Bar Association, Nov. 13, 2015.
  • “The Intangibles of Success,” Law School Outreach Talk to Recent Mercer & John Marshall Law Graduates, May 19, 2015.
  • “Duty to Prosecute Affirmative Claims of Insured,” ABA Midwinter Meeting in Phoenix, Feb. 21-22, 2015.
Thirty lawyers from Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) have been honored as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. This recognition is given to attorneys, in a
ATLANTA – JUNE 28, 2021 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is pleased to welcome Jake Evans as a Partner to further deepen the firm’s business
Practice Specific Experience
Related Industries