Biographical Information


Litigation, White Collar Defense/Internal Investigations, Commercial Litigation


Booker T. Evans, Jr. focuses on white collar crime and commercial litigation. A prominent attorney with more than 25 years in private practice, Mr. Evans has extensive experience in criminal defense, product liability, insurance matters, criminal and civil RICO cases, and health law matters. Mr. Evans has substantial civil and criminal trial experience, along with post-conviction case experience in the federal court system and is often retained in matters involving the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Prior to entering private practice, he served as a Chief Deputy District Attorney in Las Vegas, Assistant U.S. District Attorney in Nevada and Arizona, and Corporate Counsel for Arizona Public Service Company.

Mr. Evans has been named to Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, a Southwest Super Lawyer in Arizona and in White Collar Criminal Defense, a Top 100 Trial Lawyer and a Best Lawyer in America by US News & World Report.

Prior to beginning his career as an attorney, Mr. Evans worked as a psychologist and a professor in Las Vegas and Miami.

Admission Dates & Jurisdictions

  • Arizona
  • Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


  • Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D. 1978)
  • Northern Arizona University (M.A. 1970)
  • Northern Arizona University (B.A. 1969)

Honors & Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named a Southwest Super Lawyer, Top 50 Arizona, 2014
  • Named one of Southwest Super Lawyers in White Collar Criminal Defense, 2013-2014
  • Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, 2011
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Named to the Hall of Fame, Northern Arizona University School of Behavioral Sciences, 2011
  • The Best Lawyers in America, US News & World Report, 2010-2015
  • Champion of Diversity Award, Black Women Lawyer’s Association of America, 2009
  • NAACP Legal Redress Award, Maricopa County Chapter of NAACP, 2004

Professional Associations

Professional Activities

  • Judge Pro Tem, Maricopa County Superior Courts
  • Co-Chair, 2015 Arizona State Bar Convention
  • Co-founder, Las Vegas chapter, National Bar Association

Board Memberships

  • Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2006-2010
  • Barrow Neurological Foundation, Board of Trustees
  • Arizona State University Law School Law Society, Board Member
  • National Minority Junior Golf Scholarship Association, Board Member
  • Valley Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Board Member, 1996-2002
  • Epsilon Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, President
  • First Tee Learning Center, Phoenix, Executive Committee
  • Northern Arizona University Alumni Foundation, Board Member
  • Northern Arizona University Alumni Association, President, 1991-1992
  • Community Legal Service, Chairman of the Board, 1990-1991

Representative Cases

  • Defended a state senator in a criminal trial against allegations of theft and tampering with opposition’s campaign materials
  • Served as lead counsel in a criminal tax evasion matter involving alleged tax losses of $6 million
  • Defended a southwestern restaurant chain against federal tax and immigration charges
  • Provided counsel to a multimillion-dollar start-up of health care insurance provider
  • Defended a sports memorabilia company in a federal criminal investigation