Evan is a 1986 graduate of the State University of New York College at Buffalo, where he majored in Philosophy, graduating Cum Laude.  Practicing for almost 20 years, he obtained his J.D. from New York Law School in 1994, and upon graduation served as a law clerk to New York Supreme Court Justice Elliott Wilk where he participated in many nationally note worthy cases including the custody matter involving Woody Allen vs. Mia Farrow.  Subsequent to his employment with Justice Wilk, Evan worked as a commercial litigation attorney representing such clients as Westwood One Radio Network, prosecuting breach of contract actions regarding the broadcast of the “Imus in the Morning” Radio Program.

Evan moved to Maine in 1998 and was an associate and then partner at Friedman, Gaythwaite, Wolf and Leavitt, where he specialized in commercial litigation and product liability defense.  Mr. Smith opened his own office in 2000 in Freeport subsequently merging with the Freeport firm of Powers & French in 2004, focusing on family law, criminal defense and personal injury. At Powers & French, Evan expanded his practice to include appellate work, successfully prosecuting the appeals of the same family law case, on two consecutive remands.  See, Payne v. Payne I 899 A.2d 793)(ME 2006); Payne v. Payne II (942 A.2d 718)(ME 2008).

He joined Shankman & Associates in 2009 and was associated with Conley and Wirick until 2012.  Evan is admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of New York and Maine, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.  Evan is a member of National Lawyers Guild and the Association of the Trial Lawyers of America.