Welcome to the Kormos & Evans Law Office webpage. With over 25 years experience in the criminal courts representing thousands of clients Mark Evans is your best choice for representation. From the moment of arrest to the date of trial Mark Evans is there for you, protecting your rights and providing the best possible legal advice.
Criminal charges can impact on your freedom, your family, your finances, your education and career. Mark Evans provides honest and straight-forward analysis of your case with a practical plan to accomplish what you need to achieve in order to put your legal troubles behind you as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Mark Evans was born and raised in the City of Welland. He attended and graduated from Welland High School. He then attended three years at McMaster University in a double Honours program in English and Classical Civilizations before leaving in 1985 to attend Law School at University of Ottawa.
At University of Ottawa he concentrated heavily in Criminal Law classes and was a member of the Student Legal Aid Society and a member of the law school soccer team. He graduated from law school in 1988 and then articled with the Niagara Region’s best criminal defence lawyer, Peter Kormos. In 1990 he was called to the Ontario Bar and became a partner with Peter Kormos in the newly formed Kormos & Evans Law Office. Peter Kormos entered politics and became the local member of the Provincial Legislature.
When Peter Kormos became a cabinet minister in 1992 Mark Evans took over the practice as a sole practitioner. Mark Evans has continued to practice criminal defence law for over 25 years. He has defended thousands of people on cases in all levels of court in the province.
Kormos & Evans Law Office has represented some of the most high-profile cases in Niagara. Mark Evans has a passion for defending your rights as a citizen.
After being charged with an offence, you should immediately contact our office and allow us to guide you through the process and help direct you to get the best possible outcome. Mark Evans has the experience and expertise to represent clients on all aspects of the Criminal Code of Canada including:
- Firearms & Weapons Offences
- Sexual Offences
- Assault Causing Bodily Harm
- Impaired Driving
- Break & Enter
- Drug Matters
- Domestic Assaults/Threats
Mark Evans offers affordable rates based on an individual assessment of your case. Legal Aid certificates are also accepted at our office. If you intend to apply for Legal Aid you must do so immediately by attending at the courthouse to speak to a duty counsel lawyer who will screen you to determine if you qualify. For more information on Legal Aid please visit www.legalaid.on.ca or call 1-800-668-8258.
Highway Traffic Offences
Our firm has the expertise to defend clients charged with violating the Highway Traffic Act. These charges should be taken seriously and can impact your driving freedoms and can result in fines, demerit points and the loss of your licence.
Typical offences we defend against include:
- Drive No Insurance
- Drive Under Suspension
- Stunt Driving
- Fail to Stop at a Red Light
- Careless Driving
- Fail to Remain
- Turning Violations
Do You Need Help With Other Legal Matters?
Our firm also provides a free referral service. If you have matters regarding personal injury law, insurance law, civil litigation, family law or any other type of law, our firm can direct you in finding the best lawyer for your situation.
Have you been injured, discriminated against, or wrongfully dismissed from work? Has your WSIB claim been denied?
Our licenced paralegal on staff can help you navigate through the complex rules and defend you in the following areas:
- WSIB Claims
- Labour Relations
- Human Rights
Call our office today to discuss your case or set up an appointment. The initial consultation is free.
Criminal Injury Compensation
Have you been the victim of a violent crime? Have you suffered physical or emotional injury?
You may be entitled to government compensation up to $25,000.
Our firm represent clients on Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims. If you have been the victim of a violent/assault offence such as assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, sexual assault, incest, robbery, home invasion, etc. then you may qualify for money from a government board set up to compensate victims.
It is not necessary that a criminal charge was laid or anyone arrested in order to seek compensation. You may qualify even if the incident happened long ago. The usual time for applying is within two years of the crime but that period can be extended in many cases. Especially in the case of historical/childhood abuse the Board often extends the application time. As we operate these cases on a contingency fee basis it will cost you nothing to apply unless we get an award for you.
We have a 24 hour answering service available, so you can call and leave a message at any time.
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Kormos & Evans
120 Thorold Road