Jason Evans is an associate attorney who works closely with Sussman Shank’s litigation team on matters ranging from the defense of Class I railroads from actions arising under the FELA to the defense of individuals in all arrays of lawsuits brought against them. Whether his client is a multinational corporation or an individual who needs help navigating their defense, Jason’s goal is the same—to achieve the fair and equitable result.

Since Jason graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2019, he has successfully defended matters ranging from those involving less than $10,000 in damages all the way up to multi-million-dollar injury actions that were resolved at trial in Federal Court. Jason has trained with some of the best defense-side attorneys in the State of Oregon, and it shows.

Jason’s approach to litigation combines his eye for what’s right with his understanding of how stressful the process can be, meaning that when a discussion of dollars and cents is on the table, so is the overall wellbeing of his client—big or small.  He has been taught that there is more to the legal process than just a bottom line, something reflected in his case management strategy—and something his clients can appreciate even after their action has been resolved.

Clients know that I will give things to them straight.  When money, reputation, and often much more are on the line, there is no room to beat around the bush.  If a matter needs to go to trial, I will tell you exactly why.  If a settlement is what’s right, I will make sure you know that too.  Every case comes with different facts, but one thing is consistent among all: clients should know why the things that are happening are happening the way they are.  I take care to keep my clients updated and informed.

Professional Organizations

  • Member, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member, Multnomah Bar Association
  • Member, American Inns of Court, Owen M. Panner Chapter


Before law school and during seasonal breaks from college, I spent a good deal of time working in kitchens, where I learned I am actually quite fond of cooking—an interest I had plenty of time to develop during the time Portland (and most of its restaurants) was closed down in the early years of the pandemic—and which has persisted to this day.  In the wintertime, I can also be found snowboarding, an interest that with family in both the Pacific Northwest and Colorado has proven to be an exciting, travel-inducing pursuit.