Blaine H. Evanson is a litigation partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where his practice focuses on complex commercial litigation both in the trial court and on appeal. He is a member of the firm’s Appellate and Constitutional Law, Class Actions, and Intellectual Property practice groups.
Mr. Evanson has represented clients in a wide variety of appellate matters in the Supreme Court of the United States and federal and state appellate courts around the country. He has briefed several dozen appeals in almost every federal court of appeals and many state appellate courts, and he has argued several appeals in the Ninth Circuit and California’s Courts of Appeal. In the trial court, Mr. Evanson has broad commercial litigation experience, particularly with complex motion practice and providing strategic advice to trial counsel preparing for appeal.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Evanson served as a law clerk for Judge A. Raymond Randolph of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He graduated from Columbia Law School in 2006, where he was a James Kent Scholar and a Senior Editor on the Columbia Law Review. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems, with University Honors, from Brigham Young University in 2003.
Mr. Evanson teaches an advanced constitutional law seminar at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, and has previously taught courses on constitutional law and appellate advocacy at the University of Southern California and Loyola Law Schools.
He has lectured and written on a variety of subjects (sample list below), including the Supreme Court, class actions, patent law, copyright law, arbitration, punitive damages, appellate procedure, and constitutional law. He also serves as the programs chair for the appellate section of the Orange County Bar Association.
Mr. Evanson serves on the board of directors of the Orange County Legal Aid Society, and maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in cases involving religious liberty, immigration, voting rights, and domestic violence.
Mr. Evanson is a member of the California bar, and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States; the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, Federal, and D.C. Circuits; and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California.
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