John C. Evans

John C. Evans ( is a shareholder at Specter Specter Evans & Manogue, P.C.

He was graduated from Kearney State College in 1978 and from the University of Nebraska School of Law in 1981. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third and Ninth Circuits, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the Western District of Kentucky, the District of Nebraska, and the Courts of Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Nebraska. Mr. Evans is also admitted to practice before the Court of Military Appeals and the Army Court of Military Review. Since admission to the bar, Mr. Evans has been a litigator practicing in the fields of general and commercial litigation, including securities and antitrust law, and complex products liability litigation.

Mr. Evans has actively participated in many nationwide class actions. In addition, he held leadership roles in:

  • In re: Baxter Corporation Gammagard Product Liability Litigation, (MDL 1060) (C.D. Cal.), where he served as Lead Class Counsel
  • In re: Silicone Gel Breast Implant Products Liability Litigation, (MDL 926) (N.D. Ala.)
  • In re: Westinghouse Securities Litigation, Civil Action No. 91-0354 (W.D. Pa.)
  • In re: Flat Glass Antitrust Litigation, (MDL No. 1200) (W.D. Pa.)
  • In re: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Sales Practices Litigation, (MDL 1091) (W.D. Pa.).

Mr. Evans authored or co-authored:

“Alternative Dispute Resolution: A lesson Learned from our National Pastime,” The Barrister Magazine, Spring 1993.

“Now You See ‘Em… Now You Don’t: Appearances and Protections Under The Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act…,” The Barrister Magazine, Summer, 1991.

Mr. Evans also authored:

“The Making of an Implant”,

“Authentication, Best Evidence and Hearsay”,

“Getting Documents Out of the Database and Into Evidence”,

and “A Word About Fees and Expenses”

which appeared in various commercially published litigation newsletters.

Mr. Evans also maintains an active personal injury practice where he serves as lead counsel and has tried numerous cases to verdicts. He is a frequent lecturer on topics related to civil trial practice and class action case management. Mr. Evans is a member of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Evans served as a Major in the U.S. Army, Judge Advocate General’s Corps.