Matthew Evans Has Formed an Of-Counsel Relationship With Our Firm

The Evans Law, LLC is pleased to announce that Matthew Strohm Evans, Jr. has formed an Of-Counsel relationship with our firm. Strohm currently owns and operates United Title & Escrow in Severna Park and brings wit…h him over 40 years of real estate law experience. His wealth of knowledge includes complex real estate transactions and title matters. Strohm will certainly serve as an invaluable resource to the firm and to our clients.

Founded by one of the Annapolis area’s leading construction and real estate attorneys, the Evans Law, provides experienced, effective, and cost-efficient counsel in Maryland and the District of Columbia. From contract-related disputes to real estate and construction law to general civil litigation, the Evans Law, offers a broad range of legal services.

Matthew S. Evans, III Named Maryland Super Lawyer

Matthew S. Evans, III is proud to have been recently selected by Super Lawyers as a top rated Construction Litigation Attorney in Maryland for 2015.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of top lawyers among 70 different practice areas and is comprised of individuals who have been recognized by their peers and for their outstanding professional achievements. Independent researchers, along with evaluations and nominations from peers make up the rigorous selection process.

In addition to top rated Construction Litigation, the Law Offices of Matthew S. Evans offers a broad range of legal services including contract-related disputes, real estate and construction law, and general civil litigation. They also provide residential and commercial real estate settlement services through their affiliate company United Title, Inc.

Construction Law

Matthew S. Evans, III is an experienced construction law attorney based in Annapolis, Maryland. His focus on land use, construction and real estate enable him to provide a level of service that is not found among other law firms. Evans Law serves clients in the state of Maryland, along with Washington D.C.

Evans Law takes a creative approach to finding solutions in the field of construction, including liens, sureties, bonds, contracts and complicated disputes. The firm brings a decade of experience with bond claims, defects, licensing and the Miller Act. This includes:

• Counsel and advice.

• Drafting, review process and negotiation with claims and contracts.

• Arbitration and mediation for disputes.

• Trial and appellate litigation.

• Handling of bid protests.

In addition, Matthew S. Evans, III is one of a small group of Maryland attorneys who is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified. This makes him knowledgeable and experienced in the area of construction called “green building,” which is expected to continue expansion well into the future.

Evans Law provides the flexibility needed to solve problems in the 21st century legal climate. The firm engages in alternative methods of resolving disputes while maintaining keen awareness of cost and the desired result. The main goal is to present clients with the most effective approaches to avoid expensive litigation in the area of construction law.

Those in the Maryland or Washington D.C. area who require the services of a construction law attorney can contact Evans Law at 410-870-9982 to schedule a consultation.

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Albert G. DeCesaris, Jr. – Of Counsel Attorney Annapolis

We are pleased to announce Albert G. DeCesaris, Jr. – Of Counsel Attorney Annapolis to the Matthew Evans team!


Mr. DeCesaris’ practice areas include general litigation, specifically real estate, title, landlord/tenant, workers’ compensation, domestic, and criminal defense. He also has extensive experience in real estate transactional work, contract preparation and negotiation, and business/corporate law.

Mr. DeCesaris was raised in Anne Arundel County, Maryland and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Annapolis. He graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. He furthered his education at the University of Baltimore, earning a Master of Science in Criminal Justice. He then went on to earn a Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law. After graduation, he served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable James J. Lombardi, Associate Judge, in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, Maryland. He was admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland in 2003, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland in 2004, and the District of Columbia in 2012.

Outside of the practice of law, Mr. DeCesaris is heavily involved in charitable work. He is a member of the External Relations Committee at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, an internationally recognized institution dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system. He also serves as the Vice President and a board member of the Celebrate Hope Foundation, Inc., a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to creating awareness and raising funds for the research and treatment of Sturge-Weber Syndrome.

Buying or Selling Real Estate

The Evans Law,LLC is a full service real estate firm that can help you from listing all the way through settlement. Matthew S. Evans, III is a licensed real estate broker who brings 15 years of experience in real estate law to the table. Often times a seemingly simple deal can have many different legal issues and implications. If buying or selling real estate, you should consider hiring a broker/attorney who can guide you smoothly through the process and help if there are any glitches along the way. Please visit our website for more details on our services offered or feel free to give us a call to discuss your real estate needs.

Landlord / Tenant Services Offered

Often times landlord/tenant issues can escalate quickly, that’s why It is a good practice to hire an attorney before making any decisions whether you are a landlord or tenant. Landlord/tenant law can be complicated as the law varies based on many factors including the term of the lease, as well as between commercial and residential leases. Maryland law states that each the landlord and tenants have duties owed to one another and it is vital to be compliant under the law to avoid court action. The attorneys at the Evans Law, LLC are experienced in assisting both landlords and tenants in residential and commercial contexts. We would be glad to help you through every step of the leasing process from drafting or review before signing to termination of the lease, and if necessary, district court litigation.

Can your business benefit from in-house counsel?

Our new program, Your In-House Counsel, was created to service small to medium sized businesses that have an immediate need for legal expertise but are hesitant to incur the cost of a full-time in-house counsel employee. Your In-House Counsel is based on an affordable flat-rate monthly fee that is tailored to suit your business needs. Our clients that enroll  in this service have privileges such as unlimited telephone access to the attorney assigned to your business, contract drafting and negotiation, document drafting, collections and dispute negotiation, office time on an as-needed basis as well as a reduced hourly rate for litigation matters.

You can directly benefit from having an attorney as a member of your business team to assist with risk management, corporate governance and compliance, and strategic legal analysis without the worry of running up an hourly bill from outside counsel. We are here to help your business every step of the way. You can learn more about the program here. Give us a call and would be glad to discuss whether Your In-House Counsel would be a good fit for your business.

Civil Litigation

Civil litigation is one of the most common types of lawsuit filed in the United States. A civil litigation suit is a legal dispute between two parties in which financial compensation, not incarceration, is the end goal. The lawyers who handle these cases are often known as ‘litigators’ or ‘trial lawyers’. There are many types of civil litigation suits, including education, landlord/tenant, and medical malpractice. These types of trials are broken down into seven major stages, the most important of which include pleadings, discovery, trial and appeal. Not every trial goes through seven phases, and most of the time spent on a litigation trial is devoted to the discovery phase, in which the parties involved exchange documents and information, in order to discover facts about the case.

The Law Office of Matthew S. Evans III, LLC, was founded in 2001 by Annapolis lawyer Matthew Evans. Mr. Evans has almost two decades of litigation experience, and has been practicing law since 1998. He specializes in civil cases, and has worked in the Maryland and U.S. District Courts, as well as the Circuit and Appellate Courts. The Law Office of Matthew Evans specializes in real estate, construction, and land use; however, Mr. Evans has experience in a wide variety of legal matters. Matthew Evans can represent you at hearings, trials, mediations and arbitrations, effectively representing at any level of the court system. If you would like to receive financial recompense, as opposed to criminal sanctions, Matthew Evans can fight for you fairly and confidently.

Annapolis Real Estate Settlement Services

Are you closing on a house in Anne Arundel county? Need real estate settlement services? Want local experts you can trust?

You should consider United Title & Escrow in Severna Park, Maryland. Presided by Annapolis attorney Matthew S. Evans, United Title & Escrow is a full service company specializing in commercial and residential real estate settlements.

United Title & Escrow has been a trusted Maryland company for more than 30 years. Evans and his team will ensure that your real estate settlements happen efficiently and smoothly for every party that is involved.

United Title & Escrow is located in Severna Park, to offer services for clients throughout Annapolis and Anne Arundel County as well as other areas of the Baltimore – Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

In addition to residential and commercial real estate settlements, Matthew S. Evans offers a full range of legal services including construction and real estate law, civil litigation and contract disputes.

Matthew S. Evans founded the Law Offices Of Matthew S. Evans, LLC in 2011. He previously spent 12 years practicing at Council, Baradel, Kosmerl and Nolan, P.A. He was a partner at the firm.

Evans is a Maryland native. He earned his undergraduate degree from Auburn University and law degree from Cumberland School Of Law of Samford University. He became licensed to practice law in 1998, the same year that he graduated from law school.

Not only is Evans a busy attorney, but he is very active in the community. He currently serves on the Board Of Trustees for Scholars, Inc. This is an organization that gives away scholarships to seniors who are graduating from high school. He has been serving on the board ever since 2005. Evans is also married with four children.