H. Peter Evans, Managing Partner

H. Peter Evans graduated from California Western School of Law in 2000 and was admitted to practice law in Oregon in 2001. Early in his career, Peter worked for the hearing office of the Social Security Administration. The experience gave him great insight into the ins and outs of the Social Security claims process. He then worked as an In-House Counsel for a local entertainment company, then he moved to the Public Defenders’ Office in Eastern Oregon.

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Jamie Evans, Partner

Jamie has worked for a State Supreme Court Chief Justice and a Federal District Court Chief Judge. Jamie strategizes from day one, on the best legal strategy to win your claim.

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Dan Hyatt

Mr. Hyatt has garnered a laudable reputation as an exemplary attorney for more than four decades, earning distinction as a United States Administrative Law Judge, handling Social Security disability cases and hearing thousands of cases in which claimants sought their disability benefits from 1997 until his retirement in 2014, when he began working in his private practice.

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John Edward Cahill, III, Attorney

John “Jack” Cahill is a native of Brockton, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College and the New England School of Law. He was a lawyer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts before entering private practice in his hometown and in Boston for fourteen years.

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Isabella Baez, Attorney

Isabella grew up in Indiana before moving to Oregon after graduating from the University of Redlands in 2016 with a Global Business Degree. While at the University of Redlands, Isabella played collegiate soccer and lacrosse. She also studied Mandarin, Chinese and studied abroad in Beijing, China for a semester. She then decided to pursue a law degree and attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Law and obtained her Juris Doctor. Isabella was then admitted to the Oregon State Bar in October of 2020.

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Bruce Brewer, Attorney

Bruce began his career working for Oregon Legal Services representing Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income applicants. Having once been a disability applicant himself due to a life-changing orthopedic injury, he is imbued with compassion for his clients as he understands firsthand the struggles that disability applicants endure.

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DeWaun Lockhart, Attorney

DeWaun has walked a mile in our client’s shoes. He understands what you are going through. He hopes that he can be the guide for you on the long and confusing journey to secure the benefits from social security that you deserve.

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Mervin Kurniwan, Non-Attorney Representative

As the embodiment of compassionate representation, Mervin’s journey in the field of Social Security disability advocacy has touched lives, transformed outcomes, and redefined the way disabled individuals navigate their paths towards financial security.

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Richard Sly, Attorney

After spending nearly 45 years representing claimants before the Social Security Administration, Mr. Sly retired from the practice of law on 12/31/2020. Mr. Sly was an amazing man, who lived an amazing life and it’s with sadness that he passed on June 30, 2022. Mr. Sly’s spirit, knowledge and presence will always be a big part of Evans Disability. We continue to celebrate all that he has done for his clients, his community, this firm and his wonderful family.

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