Matthew S. Evans, III
Real Estate, Land Use and Construction Law
Contact Info: MEvans@MSEvansLaw.com
Mr. Evans founded the Law Offices of Matthew S. Evans, III, LLC in 2011 after practicing for 12 years at the Annapolis law firm Council, Baradel, Kosmerl & Nolan, P.A., where he was a partner. His civil practice has included residential and commercial transactions, commercial landlord-tenant matters, and drafting of complex contractual documents, including construction contracts and commercial leases. His practice has also included significant litigation and appellate experience in State and Federal Courts.
The focus of Mr. Evans’ Annapolis law firm is in the areas of Real Estate, Construction and Land Use. Mr. Evans is designated a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED-AP) by the United States Green Building Council and maintains a significant interest in green building.
Education & Jurisdictions
Mr. Evans was raised in Annapolis and graduated from the Severn School in Severna Park, Maryland. He graduated from Auburn University in 1991. After graduating from the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in 1998, Mr. Evans served as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael E. Loney, Associate Judge, Fifth Circuit of Maryland. Mr. Evans was admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland in 1998, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland in 1999, the District of Columbia in 2002, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in 2007, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in 2009.
Professional & Bar Associations
- Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA)
Co-chair of Education Committee, Young Lawyers’ Section (2001-2002)
Fellow of the Leadership Academy (2001-2002)
Fifth Circuit Representative, Young Lawyers’ Section (2000-2001)
- Anne Arundel County Bar Association (“AABA”)
Chair New Lawyers Committee (2000-2001)
- Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL)
Editor for the Practice Manual for the Maryland Lawyer (2002 to 2009)
Mr. Evans also remains involved in his community having served on the Board of Trustees for Scholarships for Scholars, Inc., an organization which grants scholarships in excess of $100,000.00 per year to graduating seniors from Anne Arundel County, since 2005 and as its chairman in 2010 and 2011. Additionally, he served on the Board of Directors of the Marine Trades Association of Maryland from 2002 to 2012. He was appointed by Mayor Ellen Moyer to serve on the Parking Advisory Commission of the City of Annapolis from 2007 to 2012. In 2012, Mr. Evans was appointed by the City Council of Annapolis to serve a five-year term on the Annapolis Building Board of Appeals. In 2015, Mr. Evans was appointed by County Executive Steve Schuh to serve on the County Planning Advisory Board
Mr. Evans resides in Annapolis with his four children.