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Blaine H. Evanson is a partner in Gibson Dunn’s litigation department, practicing primarily in the appellate and constitutional law practice group. He has represented clients in several matters before the Supreme Court of the United States and in federal and state appellate courts around the country. He has experience across a broad array of industries and subject matter areas, at all stages of litigation. He regularly joins trials teams in the lead up to trial to assist with complex briefing, strategy, and preservation of issues for appellate review.
Law360 named Mr. Evanson one of five national appellate “Rising Stars” under 40 in 2018, Euromoney named him the 2018 “Best in Litigation: Appellate” under 40, and Benchmark Litigation included him on its “40 & Under Hot List.” He has for several years been listed in the appellate practice section of The Best Lawyers in America and as a “Southern California Super Lawyer.” Mr. Evanson is also a member of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers.
Recent representative matters include:
Before joining the firm, Mr. Evanson served as a law clerk for Judge A. Raymond Randolph of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He graduated from Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar and a Senior Editor on the Columbia Law Review. And he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from Brigham Young University.
Mr. Evanson has taught advanced constitutional law courses at the Brigham Young University, University of Southern California, and University of California, Irvine law schools. He has served in leadership for several bar organizations, including Community Legal Aid SoCal, the appellate section of the Orange County Bar Association, the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, and the Federalist Society. He oversees the pro bono efforts of the firm’s Orange County office and maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients in cases involving religious liberty, immigration, voting rights, and domestic violence.
Mr. Evanson is a member of the California bar, and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States; all thirteen Circuits of the United States Courts of Appeals; and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California.
Columbia University - 2006 Juris Doctor
Brigham Young University - 2003 Bachelor of Science