Education

  • J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law
  • B.S., Penn State University

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee

Clerkship

  • Hon. Pamela L. Reeves, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

Publications

  • Anatomy of a Chapter 11 Case: The Friendly’s Ice Cream Bankruptcy, 28 No. 1 J. Bankr. L. & Prac. NL Art. 4 (2019)

Professional Activities

  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Knoxville Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Nashville Navigators (Volunteer)
  • Midtown Fellowship Church (Member)

Evan represents clients in complex business litigation matters in state and federal courts.  His practice involves a wide range of matters, including business and commercial disputes, real estate disputes, business tort and breach of contract claims, attorney discipline matters, insurance coverage disputes, white collar criminal matters, and more.

Prior to joining Sims|Funk, Evan served as a law clerk for Chief Judge Pamela L. Reeves of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.  Evan graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.  He also served as an Executive Editor of the Tennessee Law Review, President of the Christian Legal Society, and received numerous awards, including the Chancellor’s Citation for Extraordinary Professional Promise.  Evan received his undergraduate degree in Finance from the Penn State Smeal College of Business, with minors in Economics and the Legal Environment of Business.

Recent News

Funk and Sims Selected for NBJ Best of the Bar

Samuel Funk and W. Scott Sims have been selected for inclusion in the Nashville Business Journal 2021 Best of the Bar in the areas of Litigation and Dispute Resolution. Once nominated to Best of the Bar, lawyers are voted on by their peers with weight given to votes received from outside their firm.

Lenihan receives "Enterprise Award" from NBA YLD

Mark Lenihan recently received the Enterprise Award from the Young Lawyer’s Division of the Nashville Bar Association.  This award is given to a member of the YLD who has advanced the charitable purposes of the NBA through a new initiative, program, or activity.  Specifically, Lenihan was recognized for his work organizing the first-ever virtual Race Judicata […]

Funk presents noncompete CLE with U.S. District Court Judge Campbell

United States District Court Judge William L. Campbell and Sam Funk recently presented a CLE for the Federal Courts Committee of the Nashville Bar Association entitled, “Noncompete Agreements in the Era of Remote Working.”  During it, they discussed issues concerning noncompete, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements as well as trade secret law in the context of […]

Best Lawyers recognizes Sims|Funk

Sims|Funk has received a Tier 1 ranking for Commercial Litigation in the 11th Edition (2021) of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”  In addition, the firm was ranked among its peers for Litigation-Securities and Bet-the-Company Litigation. Best Lawyers is based upon a comprehensive peer review survey in which leading attorneys vote on the […]

Benchmark Litigation ranks Sims|Funk a “Highly Recommended” firm; Funk and Sims each named “Local Litigation Stars.”

Benchmark Litigation has named Sims|Funk a “Highly Recommended” firm in Tennessee and has recognized Sam Funk and Scott Sims as “Local Litigation Stars” in the areas of commercial litigation and securities litigation. Benchmark exclusively covers the litigation market in the US and around the world.  It bills itself as “the definitive guide to America’s leading […]