Rob Evola grew up in the small farm town of Marshall, Illinois as the son of two teachers. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1990, and then attended Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. There, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and a minor in Business Administration. He studied law at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where he served as a Casenote and Comment Editor for the Southern Illinois Law Journal. He graduated with honors in 1997.
Mr. Evola has practiced civil litigation exclusively since 1997. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of complex litigation including personal injury, products liability, insurance coverage, trucking, construction industry and commercial disputes throughout Illinois, Missouri and around the country. Furthermore, Mr. Evola has extensive experience litigating toxic tort and environmental matters on behalf of plaintiffs. His practice has included primary responsibility for preparing and arguing complex motions and appeals before federal and state courts. Mr. Evola has practiced in the Illinois Supreme Court, including extensive interlocutory and motion practice, and he has argued multiple appeals before the Appellate Court for the Fifth District of Illinois and the Appellate Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. In addition, Mr. Evola has practiced before the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL Panel).
He lives in Godfrey, Illinois with his wife, a daughter, and the family dog.
- Illinois and Missouri
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
- United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Suing Your Pet Iguana: Equitable Apportionment, Indivisible Injury, and Comparative Fault, Illinois
Bar Journal, Vol. 87, No. 1, p. 28 (January 1999)(with Gordon R. Broom).
Casenote, The Legislative Preemption of Social Host Liability in Illinois: Analysis of Charles v.
Seigfried, Southern Illinois University Law Journal, Vol. 21, p. 635 (Spring 1997).