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McKean J. Evans

McKean J. Evans

Attorney
Direct | 206.805.1493
E-mail | mevans@pivotallawgroup.com

McKean J. Evans Represents Insurance Policyholders, Employees, Consumers and Small Businesses in Lawsuits Protecting Their Legal Rights.

McKean practices in civil litigation, representing individuals and small business in lawsuits vindicating their legal rights. McKean has five years’ experience litigating complex disputes in varied areas of the law, from insurance to employee benefits to real estate appraisal fraud.

McKean recently joined Pivotal Law Group after relocating to Seattle with his fiancé, a native of the Pacific Northwest. McKean is excited about moving to Seattle and looks forward to putting his skills to work representing Pivotal Law Group’s clients.

McKean Represents Policyholders Against Insurers That Fail to Honor Their Obligations

Insurance policyholders reasonably expect that their insurance company will treat them fairly. Insurers violate the law when they put their own interests over those of their policyholders; for instance, by unreasonably refusing to pay benefits that are due under the policy.

McKean has represented policyholders regarding diverse types of insurance, including life, long term care, disability, auto, and homeowner’s insurance. McKean has repeatedly obtained successful results for policyholders whose insurers have failed to live up to their policy obligations. If you suspect your insurer has treated you unfairly, contact Pivotal Law Group today for a free consultation.

McKean Represents Employees in Employment Disputes

McKean represents employees in lawsuits enforcing their rights to be free from discrimination and be fairly paid by their employer. Federal and Washington law value diversity and forbid workplace discrimination, including underpayment, harassment, or retaliation for complaining about discrimination. The law also protects employees’ rights with respect to pay, prohibiting employers from unfairly withholding paychecks or underpaying their workers. Workers who suffer such misconduct can vindicate their right to fair and equal treatment in court. contact Pivotal Law Group for a free consultation if you have questions or concerns about your employment.

McKean Represents Consumers and Small Business Subjected to Unfair and Illegal Business Practices

Federal and Washington law require businesses to deal honestly with consumers and competitors. The law holds entities accountable when they violate this obligation by engaging in unfair or illegal business practices. McKean has successfully pursued lawsuits under various state and federal laws challenging unfair business practices such as illegal kickbacks, breach of warranty or false advertising. If you are a victim of unfair business practices, contact Pivotal Law Group for a free consultation.

McKean Represents Borrowers and Consumers Against Illegal Lending and Debt Collection Practices

McKean litigates cases protecting the rights of borrowers and debtors to be free from illegal and abusive lending or debt collection practices. Consumers have strong legal protections against abusive lending and debt collection, such as charging hidden or unfair fees or engaging in harassing conduct. If you have concerns or questions about unfair lending and debt collection, contact Pivotal Law Group for a free consultation.

McKean Represents Small Businesses in Lawsuits Over Commercial Disputes

McKean fights for business Seattle and throughout Washington who find themselves confronted with a business or contractual dispute. Parties to a business deal reasonably expect that the other party adheres to the terms of the agreement. Unfortunately, disputes over contractual performance often wind up in court. When that happens, Pivotal Law Group’s commercial litigation attorneys, including McKean, work hard to resolve the dispute and obtain the best possible result, whether through trial or through a negotiated settlement. If you have questions or concerns regarding a business dispute, contact Pivotal Law Group for a free consultation.

Community

McKean plays in active role in his legal community, including volunteering to serve on committees of his local bar association as well as with the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Outside of practicing law, McKean is an outdoor enthusiast. He spends free weekends backpacking and looks forward to exploring the Washington wilderness. He regularly commutes to work on his bicycle. An avid runner, he has completed several marathons and is always looking for a new challenge.

Education

McKean earned his J.D. cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He earned his B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Maine, graduating in three years.

He received numerous law school awards, including the “Order of the Barristers,” awarded each year to ten graduating students for excellent oral and written advocacy; two CALI “Excellence in the Future” awards as the highest scoring student in Constitutional Law and in Freedom of Religion; and the Dean’s Scholarship for outstanding academic performance. 

He served as a Research Editor on the University of Pittsburgh Law Review, where he published The Future of Conflict between Islamic and Western Financial Systems: Profit, Principle and Pragmatism.

Professional Affiliations

McKean is admitted to practice law in the State of Pennsylvania; his admission to practice law in Washington is pending. McKean is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits.

Prior Legal Experience

Before joining Pivotal Law Group, McKean practiced in a Pittsburgh, PA law firm litigating complex lawsuits on behalf of insurance policyholders and employees.

Prior to entering private practice, McKean served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert L. Boyer, Common Pleas Judge of the 28th Judicial District of Pennsylvania, assisting the judge in researching the law and issuing rulings in a variety of cases.

During law school, McKean practiced as a certified legal intern in the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Civil Practice Clinic, providing pro bono representation to indigent members of the local community.

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