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About Us

Evans & Herlihy 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. Scott Herlihy had previously been a of counsel to The Evans Law Firm since 2016, the owner of The Law Offices of Scott Herlihy from 2012-2015 and 2001-2003, a partner at Savrick Schumann, Johnson, McGarr, Kaminski & Shirley, L.L.P. from 2003-2012, and an associate at Hohmann, Taube & Summers, L.L.P. from the beginning of his career in 1997 through 2001.

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Scott and Chip first met at Southwestern University in 1990. They strengthened their friendship when they both took a summer school class that culminated in a trip to Boston. While the Freedom Trail was on the itinerary, they share fond memories of evenings at Fenway Park from that trip.  Scott and Chip then coincidentally showed up the first day of law school together. They remained friends throughout school and both started practicing in Austin following graduation. While most would consider their law degrees to be the most significant accomplishment of their school days, Scott and Chip would point you to their fantasy football league that was founded during their third year of school and still survives to this day.  They feel it is important to note that they have a combined 6 championships between the two of them.

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 area.

Our Attorneys

Chip Evans

Chip Evans is a partner at Evans & Herlihy. 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.

Scott Herlihy

Scott Herlihy received his undergraduate degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas in 1992, and his J.D. cum laude from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas in 1997. While in law school, Scott was an Editor on the St. Mary’s Law Journal and a Staff Writer with honors.

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By being centrally located in Austin, Texas, the Evans & Herlihy 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 & Herlihy 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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