Brandon J. Evans
Phone: (906) 226-2543
Fax: (906) 226-2819
Brandon’s largest clients have been in the mining, paper, forest management, railroad, and construction industries. He has a general practice with an emphasis on real estate, mining, minerals, title examination, and civil litigation.
Brandon previously acted as a title insurance agent in Michigan and Wisconsin for two different law firm owned title companies. Now his title examination work is focused on mineral estates and interests, title defects and other matters related to his real estate practice, and title opinions based primarily on Michigan’s Marketable Record Title Act. He also regularly handles real estate transactional matters including preparing purchase agreements, bills of sale, easements, deeds, notes, mortgages, options, leases, licenses, and other real estate related documents.
Brandon has represented countless business entities, banks and other financial institutions, public entities, and individuals in state and federal court matters. These litigated matters have spanned a wide range of issues including mining title and royalty disagreements, commercial disputes, business breakups including shareholder oppression claims, both sides of personal injury cases, environmental contribution, cost recovery, indemnification, and enforcement actions, fraud and check kiting schemes, evictions and landlord tenant matters, judicial and by advertisement foreclosures, probate proceedings, and trust and estate disputes.
Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Brandon worked for law firms in Green Bay and Detroit. He spent four years working nearly exclusively with a team of lawyers on two related federal CERCLA cases concerning the PCB cleanup of the Lower Fox River, which at that time was an ongoing Superfund site and anticipated to be the largest environmental dredging project ever undertaken. At one time his practice was focused on construction related disputes, and his office was in the executive suite of a major Green Bay based engineering firm with offices in several states. His career began in the Detroit area working for one of the largest foreclosure law firms in Michigan learning all aspects of the foreclosure process.
Brandon is an Ishpeming native having graduated from Westwood High School and, summa cum laude, from Northern Michigan University. He earned his law degree from the George Mason University School of Law in the Washington D.C. area. Brandon maintains his Wisconsin licensure and is active in both the State Bar of Michigan and the State Bar of Wisconsin. He has been recognized numerous times as a "Rising Star" by Michigan Super Lawyers.
- George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2005;
- Northern Michigan University, B.S., summa cum laude, 2002.
- 2012, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan;
- 2010, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit;
- 2008, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin;
- 2007, Wisconsin;
- 2006, Michigan.
- Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation;
- Marquette County Bar Association;
- State Bar of Michigan;
- State Bar of Wisconsin;
- Federal Bar Association.
- Character and Fitness Committee, State Bar of Michigan (2019-2020);
- Court Forms Committee, Michigan Supreme Court (2019-2020);
- Chair, Litigation Section of the State Bar of Michigan (2017-2018);
- Executive Committee, State Bar of Wisconsin (2017-2018);
- Board of Governors, State Bar of Wisconsin (2017-2018);
- President, Young Lawyers Division State Bar of Wisconsin (2016-2017);
- Corporate Secretary & Board Member, YMCA of Marquette County (2014-2016);
- President, Brown County (WI) Young Lawyers Association (2010-2011);
- Dual Recipient, Outstanding Graduating Senior Award, Economics and Political Science Departments, Northern Michigan University (2002).
- Editorial Board, Wisconsin Lawyer (2014-2020);
- Contributing Author, The Law of Damages in Wisconsin, Sixth Edition, 2014-2018, State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE®;
- Editor, Fresh Perspectives, State Bar of Wisconsin (2013-2015);
- Founding Member & Articles Editor, Journal of Law, Economics & Policy (2003-2005);
- Member, George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal (2004-2005).
Representative Pro Bono Clients
- Noquemanon Trails Network Council
- Northern Michigan Geological Repository Association.
Check out Brandon’s blog at: www.ThatsMyArgument.com