Ronald S. Evans

Ronald S. Evans

Richmond, Virginia
During his extensive career he has engaged in defense of industries accused of environmental  crimes, defended  persons  accused of criminal matters, tried wrongful death cases, product liability cases, personal injury cases, and general civil litigation. His range of litigation experience is currently focused on complex family law matters including valuation of closely held corporations and professional  practices for purposes of Equitable  Distribution,  ERISA and Qualified Domestic Relations Orders, custody, visitation and support of children and support of spouses.

He has represented parties in mediation, acted as mediator, qualified as an expert witness in family law matters and been sworn in as judge pro tern to hear and determine issues in divorce cases. He also has routinely given testimony in the Virginia General Assembly in support of or opposition to bills proposing changes in Virginia law.
"In all of my clients' encounters with the law, I try to empower  them so that, when the litigation ceases, they can emerge stronger and with their civility and dignity at least intact, if not elevated'. He is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers' National Civility and Professionalism Committee, which attests to his interest in enhancing the profession.

Ron believes that law firms, small or large, have a "personality", being hard wired to practice the way the founders of the firm taught them, who set the tone for  the entire organization. He believes that the best firms achieve the best results by having instant   credibility with their clients, courts, other tribunals, and their opponents.

Areas of Practice

  • Family and Personal Law
  • Matrimonial and Child Custody Law
  • Legal and Medical Malpractice

Litigation Percentage

  • 98% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1976
  • U.S. District Court, 1977


  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
    • J.D.
  • Virginia Commonwealth University , Richmond, Virginia
    • B.A. - 1972
    • Major: History and Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • "AV Preeminent" under the Martindale-Hubbell Rating System- Highest Recognition, 1983 - 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1993 - 2019
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2019
  • Lawyer of the Year in Family Law, Richmond, Virginia, 2013 - Present
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2015 - 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Supreme Court of Virginia , Appointed Chief Justice
  • Virginia Bar Association, Member
  • Family Law Coalition , 2007 - Present
  • Virginia House of Representatives , Joint Resolution 57 Committee
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Virginia Chapter President , 2015 - 2017

Pro Bono Activities

  • Vestry Member, and former head of the "Every Member Giving" Campaign at St. James Episcopal Church
  • Congregations arounf Richmond Inolved to Assure Shelter (CARITAS)


  • English