WHO WE ARE

EFS founding partners are trial attorneys. We have successfully tried cases with billions at stake in some of the most challenging locations in the country. In addition to having tried multiple cases in federal and state courts in Nevada, we have tried cases from coast to coast for some of the largest product manufacturers and corporations in the world.

The reason for our success is straight forward. We know how to select and communicate with jurors to motivate them to reach verdicts for our clients. We know how to examine key witnesses from surgeons to engineers, from oncologists to biomechanics, from regulators to economists, from former executives to sales representatives. We know that a successful trial is built on teamwork, innovation, and a compelling narrative. In short, we know how to win high-stakes trials.

Prior to establishing EFS, we were partners and product liability practice group leaders at a “Big Law” law firm. We started EFS to focus on trying cases creatively and efficiently for clients, who need first-rate, innovative trial counsel and service without the big law firm hassles.

OUR FOUNDING MEMBERS

Kelly A. Evans

Founder

Kelly is a founding partner of Evans Fears & Schuttert LLP. His practice is focused on trials of product liability cases. Kelly has tried cases for major pharmaceutical, medical device and automotive companies in many courts throughout the country. Kelly knows how to select juries and present complex facts and arguments in a manner that is simple to understand and results in verdicts for his clients.

Education:
Duke University School of Law, J.D./M.A.
University of Utah, B.A.

Prior Professional Experience:
Snell & Wilmer LLP
Ice Miller Donadio & Ryan

Chad R. Fears

Founder

Chad is a founding partner of Evans Fears & Schuttert LLP. Chad’s practice is concentrated on product liability cases involving pharmaceutical and medical device products. His practice also includes business torts, employment, and intellectual property litigation. In addition to defending key company witnesses throughout the country, Chad has tried cases resulting in successful outcomes for his clients.

Education:
J. Reuben Clark School of Law, Brigham Young University, J.D., magna cum laude
Brigham Young University, B.A. with University Honors

Prior Professional Experience:
Snell & Wilmer LLP
U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Jay J. Schuttert

Founder

Jay is a founding partner of Evans Fears & Schuttert LLP. His practice is primarily focused on handling product liability matters for manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automobiles, motorcycles, consumer/recreational products, and industrial equipment. Jay also handles premises liability, asbestos, vehicle/trucking collisions, medical malpractice, commercial disputes, and employment matters. Jay’s trial experience includes numerous jury trials in federal and state courts in Nevada and around the country for product manufacturers and corporations, involving claims of product defect and catastrophic injury or wrongful death.

Education:
Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., cum laude
University of Rhode Island, B.S., highest distinction

Prior Professional Experience:
Snell & Wilmer LLP

Contact Us

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