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TJ joined Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., L.P.A. in 2011, and became a director in 2018. TJ practices out of the Hudson, Canton, and New Philadelphia offices. He provides legal counsel and advice to corporate clients and individuals in various areas, including contract negotiations, lease negotiations, commercial disputes, employment practices and discrimination, litigation/dispute resolution, and corporate advocacy. TJ provides high-quality legal services, with a focus on providing practical and efficient advice.


  • Kent State University, B.B.A., magna cum laude (2008)
  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, J.D., cum laude (2011)
    • Member: Mercer Law Review, The Order of Barristers, and the Student Bar Association

Professional Experience

  • Counsel clients in complex business and tort litigation, including handling trials and other dispute resolution proceedings, along with appellate practice in both state and federal courts
  • Provides representation to clients as general corporate counsel, including employment and non-competition agreements, supply, distribution, manufacturing and vendor agreements, standard terms and conditions for services or sale of products
  • Counsel clients in disputes concerning business contracts, tortious interference with contract, non-compete agreements, theft of company property, trade secret & confidential information
  • Counsel clients involved in disputes among partners, LLC members, or shareholders
  • Counsel clients in all aspects of their business including entity formation, entity selection, and business and succession planning
  • Experience in contract negotiations, mergers, and acquisitions
  • Counsel clients in a variety of construction-related matters including claims of defective work and warranty, defective design, delay and schedule impact, professional negligence, mechanic’s lien and bond claims
  • Counsel real estate clients with regards to the acquisition, development, and leasing of commercial, retail, and residential real estate
  • Represents clients in a wide range of business, corporate and commercial matters, including:
    • Contract negotiations and disputes
    • Real estate disputes, transactions, and commercial leases
    • Employment issues and litigation
    • Employment discrimination
    • Trade Secrets and unfair competition
    • Non-competition agreements
    • Wrongful discharge
    • OSHA issues and complaints
    • Shareholder and partner disputes
    • Consumer sales practices and other consumer disputes
    • Constitutional Law

Courts and Bar Associations

  • Admitted to Practice in Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Member: Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member: Stark County Bar Association
  • Member: Akron Bar Association

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® “Ones To Watch” 2021, 2022
  • Recipient, Public Service Program Certificate of Achievement

Notable Publications/Articles

  • Online Travel Companies Find Issues with Hotels Extremely Taxing: Georgia’s Hotel-Motel Occupancy Excise Tax and Expedia, Inc. v. City of Columbus, 61 MERCER L. REV. 1263 (2010)

Articles Published by TJ Evans

What Is Physician Medical Identity Theft? MD News Magazine, Nov/Dec. 2012

Medical identity theft is the fastest-growing type of identity theft. It can involve the theft of a patient’s health information or the theft of a physician’s professional identifiers. Although physicians are implicated by both types, the latter can create substantial professional and financial harm for physicians. In fact, a Ponemon […]

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