Barbara M. Evans

Ms. Evans is a partner and has been with the firm since 2007.  She is a litigator with her primary focus on employment law and governmental liability.  In addition to litigating employment law and governmental liability disputes, Ms. Evans drafts employment agreements and policies for her clients. Ms. Evans is on the Board of Directors for the Employment and Labor Law section of the New Mexico State Bar. She has published an article and presented educational materials at several continuing legal education courses on Employment Law.

Prior to joining the Atwood Malone, Ms. Evans gained an intimate knowledge of the court system during three federal clerkships for: The Honorable K. Gary Sebelius, Magistrate Judge for Federal District Court for the District of Kansas, The Honorable Dale E. Saffels, District Court Judge for Federal District Court for the District of Kansas; and The Honorable Bobby R. Baldock, Court of Appeals Judge for the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Ms. Evans also worked as an associate for the firm Shook, Hardy and Bacon, PC in Kansas City, Missouri, focusing her practice on environmental law.  In addition to New Mexico, Mrs. Evans maintains her license to practice law in Missouri and Kansas.


Too Disabled or Not Disabled Enough: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
After Murphy v. United Parcel Service, Inc., 39 Washburn L.J. 255 (2000).

Education And Affiliation

Texas Tech University (B.A., Cum Laude, 1997); Washburn University School of Law (J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 2000); admitted to Kansas bar, 2001; admitted to Missouri bar, 2002, admitted to New Mexico bar, 2006; admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit and United States Supreme Court; New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association.

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