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About Us

Evans / Reilley is the successor firm of The Evans Law Firm that was founded in September of 2011 by Chip Evans. Chip had previously been a partner in Fisher & Evans, L.L.P. and Evans Edwards, L.L.P., two prominent Austin personal injury law firms. Chip’s practice has focused almost solely on Texas personal injury cases since 1998.  Tim Reilley has practiced exclusively personal injury law for over 20 years working with The Noteboom firm and The Reilley Law Firm.  Most recently, Tim was a partner in Reyes Browne Reilley in Dallas, specializing in trucking, auto and general negligence cases.  Both Tim and Chip are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Tim and Chip first met in 1997 at Burford & Ryburn in Dallas.  Tim was an associate just beginning his second year with the firm as Chip began his career fresh out of law school.  They soon became fast friends with their shared love of football, outdoor activities and golf.  It seems whenever there was a firm golf outing, Tim and Chip had the partners of the firm trying to lock them in for their teams.  Tim and Chip eventually realized it was better if they partnered in these tournaments, thus laying the groundwork for the law partnership today.  While both took different paths to get to where they are today, Tim and Chip stayed in close contact over the years and co-counseled many cases together.  A law partnership was inevitable. 

The firm was founded on the idea that while the firm has many cases, each client has only one case and needs to feel like theirs is a priority. Selecting a lawyer is no small choice. Our firm recognizes this and appreciates the trust our clients place in us when hiring our firm. Personal attention and advice are given to clients through direct contact with the lawyers in our firm. Clients are kept fully advised of the status of their case at all phases of the process.

The firm has the resources and staff to handle any matter, no matter how complicated or financially rigorous. The firm often handles cases that are referred from other attorneys or on a joint venture basis. Additionally, we regularly serve as local counsel in the central Texas and Dallas / Fort Worth area.

Our Attorneys

Chip Evans

Chip Evans is a partner at Evans/Reilley. Chip brings to the firm more than 15 years of experience as a trial lawyer representing Plaintiffs. It is the desire to help individuals, not corporations, that attracts Chip to this side of the docket. Chip grew up in Dallas, Texas, and attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, as an undergraduate.

Tim Reilley

Tim Reilley is Partner at Evans/Reilley. Tim brings to the firm more than 26 years of experience representing clients in significant cases involving wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, and various other bodily injuries.

small law firm attention – big law firm results.

By being centrally located in Austin, Texas, the Evans/Reilley Law Firm is able to serve clients by handling cases all over Texas. From Amarillo in the Panhandle to McAllen in the Rio Grande Valley, the firm has successfully resolved or tried cases in every major area of Texas, including Dallas, San Antonio, Ft. Worth, Corpus Christi, Houston and, of course, Austin. The firm maintains relationships with attorneys in all of these places to enable us to meet with clients face-to-face in convenient locations. We will make handling your case as painless as possible.

The vast majority of the cases the firm handles are resolved without a trial, saving clients both the money and the stress involved in courtroom proceedings. However, when a case must be tried due to unreasonable defendants, the firm stands ready with the experience and ability to give our clients their day in court.

The firm is committed to achieving justice for each of its clients and welcomes referrals from other attorneys. Each lawyer and employee of the firm is familiar with every case so any member of our office can answer questions for every client. Se Habla Espanol.

Scholarship Winner

Each year, Evans/Reilley awards a first-year law school student with a $1,000 scholarship. This year’s winner is Alex Moore, who will be attending the University of Texas School of Law this fall. Alex is not only worthy of a scholarship, but she also proved her future potential as our fall intern. We wish her well in this promising start to her career..

Giving Back

As Southwestern alumni, Chip Evans and Scott Herlihy determined a great way to give back to their alma mater. Learn about it here.


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