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

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee


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


  • 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

O’Neill and Fox Receive NBA Awards

Michael O’Neill and Grace Fox recently received awards from the Nashville Bar Association. O’Neill received the NBA President’s Award. This award is given to individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary service, leadership, and dedication to the NBA. Specifically, O’Neill was recognized for his work on the NBA’s Notable Trial Court Opinion newsletter. Fox received the President’s […]

Super Lawyers recognizes Sims|Funk attorneys as top-rated in Nashville

Mid-South Super Lawyers has recognized several Sims|Funk attorneys in its list of top lawyers for 2021. Sam Funk and Scott Sims have been named to its top 50 lawyers in Nashville and its top 100 lawyers in Tennessee. Rob Peal has been named a Super Lawyer for 2021. Gil Schuette, Mark Donnell, Mark Lenihan, and […]

Best Law Firms Recognizes Sims|Funk

Sims|Funk has received a Tier 1 ranking for Commercial Litigation in the 12th Edition (2022) of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” In addition, the firm was highly ranked among its peers for Litigation-Securities and Bet-the-Company Litigation. Firms are recognized for professional excellence with ratings from clients and peers. To be eligible for […]

Schuette Named a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation

Gil Schuette recently received the designation of Fellow from the Nashville Bar Foundation. The Nashville Bar Foundation’s Fellows Program was established as a way for the bar to honor its colleagues who have contributed significantly to the community. Fellows are selected by their peers, and each class is limited to 2% of the bar in […]

Benchmark Litigation names Sims|Funk a “Highly Recommended” firm; Sam Funk and Scott Sims named “Local Litigation Stars.”

Benchmark Litigation has again named Sims|Funk a “Highly Recommended” firm in Tennessee and has recognized Sam Funk and Scott Sims as “Local Litigation Stars” in the area of Securities and Commercial 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 […]