Joshua Evans

Josh started his career in the military where he served two tours of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. After leaving the military, he received his law degree from St. Louis University. Within a few months of receiving his license, Josh took a difficult case to trial and beat the State of Illinois. That began his career as a trial lawyer. Soon he would focus his attention on securing just and fair compensation for injury victims. In 2019, he secured a jury verdict of over $800,000 for the victim of a rear end car wreck. Today, Josh thrives in the areas of wrongful death, serious personal injury, and occasionally assisting other lawyers in general civil litigation. A major turning point for Josh's practice came when he accepted a personal injury matter where two other lawyers turned down the representation. Without trial, Josh was able to secure full and fair compensation to the victim in the amount of $500,000. Coincidentally, Josh began receiving many referrals from other lawyers, including other injury lawyer, after that resolution. Josh has litigated personal injury cases where the resolution involved seven-figures settlements to the victim. He regularly co-counsels and accepts referrals from general practitioners in serious automobile injury, medical malpractice, and complex personal injury matters. In addition, probate and estate lawyers regularly consult, co-counsel, and refer estate litigation matters to Josh, tapping into his wealth of knowledge and experience in litigation.
Joshua Evans

More About Joshua Evans

Not afraid to take on the powerful, Josh has made a cornerstone of his practice fighting powerful institutions and governmental entities. For instance, Josh litigated in the Central District of Illinois a matter resulting in nearly $100,000 in compensation to a wrongful arrestee who sustained no bodily injuries. While he routinely sees bodily injury cases, Josh has litigated serious property damages claims as well. In 2018, Josh successfully litigated a federal court case against the City of Grafton resulting in the City compensating the victims’ for the loss of their homes.

While he may be more known for lawsuits against governmental entities, Josh has litigated against hospitals, large corporations, institutional banks, and greedy insurance companies. His passion for helping those in need comes from his military service and upbringing in a small farming community in Greene County, Illinois.

Education

  • St. Louis University School of Law
  • Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Activities and Affiliations

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Licensed in Central and Southern District of Illinois
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Jersey County Bar Association

What Our Clients Say About Us

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I can’t say enough great things about Josh Evans. Working with him has been very easy. He is a great communicator and is always very prompt with his responses. I would not hesitate to recommend Josh. Thank you for all of your help!

Jacqueline M.

Josh Evans is one of the best attorneys in the Metro East area. He develops relationships with his clients and does not look at their case as his next transaction. He takes the time getting to know what is important to you. I believe it’s because of the relationships he develops with his clients that makes him so relentless in the courtroom. Car wreck, work comp, or personal injury…you need to call Josh.

Shane D.

When it came to my personal injuring case josh evans and his staff were all so kind and so incredibly helpful with my sensitive situation. I would recommend him to anyone who asked for a personal injury lawyer!

Tristin H.

I have had my fair share of experiences with attorneys in my day, something I am not proud of. It seems they all are content with just “phoning it in” when you need them the most. Not Josh Evans, no sir! I almost (almost being key word) felt sorry for the walk of shame the other attorney had to take to his client to deliver the bad news. David (Josh) took down 2 Goliaths’ in my case. Not only was he successful in overturning the fraudulent EOP ordered against me and reuniting me with my daughter, he got all my missed time, lawyer fees, and costs made up! His calm demeanor and smooth delivery in the courtroom are on a whole ‘nother level! I like to refer to him as the “Andrew Velhoff Killer” thanks again Josh. Money WELL spent.

Luke L.

Josh Evans has helped me through a very bad time in my life. He was gracious & I have NO reservations that I would EVER not employ him as my attorney for anything! He is humble & goes above & beyond any other attorney I have ever dealt with. I’m so thankful that I found him & he helped ease my pain and my doubts. Thank you so very, very much Josh! You’re not only a GREAT attorney, but you ARE a GREAT person!!

Susie B.
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Joshua Evans
Great River Injury Law

Josh started his career in the military where he served two tours of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. After leaving the military, he received his law degree from St. Louis University. Within a few months of receiving his license, Josh took a difficult case to trial and beat the State of Illinois. That began his career as a trial lawyer. Soon he would focus his attention on securing just and fair compensation for injury victims. In 2019, he secured a jury verdict of over $800,000 for the victim of a rear end car wreck.

Today, Josh thrives in the areas of wrongful death, serious personal injury, and occasionally assisting other lawyers in general civil litigation. A major turning point for Josh’s practice came when he accepted a personal injury matter where two other lawyers turned down the representation. Without trial, Josh was able to secure full and fair compensation to the victim in the amount of $500,000. Coincidentally, Josh began receiving many referrals from other lawyers, including other injury lawyer, after that resolution.

Josh has litigated personal injury cases where the resolution involved seven-figures settlements to the victim. He regularly co-counsels and accepts referrals from general practitioners in serious automobile injury, medical malpractice, and complex personal injury matters. In addition, probate and estate lawyers regularly consult, co-counsel, and refer estate litigation matters to Josh, tapping into his wealth of knowledge and experience in litigation.

Great River Injury Law 103 E Pearl St Jerseyville, IL 62052 (618) 498-0001
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