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Demitrus Thomas Evans

Demitrus Thomas Evans

  • Business Law, Trademarks, International Law
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My career began as a Ralph J. Bunche Fellow for Amnesty International which brought me from Miami to Chicago. In Illinois I became involved in the International Human Rights/Civil Rights cases which lead write a manual to encourage the use of International documents in local courts. After joining specialty law firms in Employment discrimination, Section 1983, business, I became a Federal Panel Attorney litigating full time. Subsequently I opened TEIL Firms After 12 years of practice and enjoy the growth of employees and successful clients who consult with me on a variety of national and international business transactions involving structuring, contracts, compliance, and Intellectual Property. I absolutely love what I do and enjoy the practice of law.

Besides my career, I am a wife, mother, dog owner/animal lover, Christian, avid runner and health enthusiast, writer, professor, and traveler. In 2014, I started a non-profit organization for the wrongly incarcerated and use it as a way to give back to the community. In my practice, inside bar associations and other organizations, I am blessed to work on behalf of and with some of the most amazing people in the world!

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    International Law
    Human Rights, Imports & Exports
  • Free Consultation
    20 min free phone consultation. 50% off hour consultation with retainer.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    For certain cases
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Will provide flat fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
7th Circuit
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Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Willis & Associates
Section 1983 Litigation
Law Office of Ted Stein
Employment Discrimination Law Firm
Ralph J. Bunche Fellow for the Mid-West Region
Amnesty Internation NGO
Amnesty International has fellows in 4 ares of the country, I was tasked with teaching international Human Rights, visiting Death Row to determine if human rights standards were being followed, and public relations and presentations
The John Marshall Law School
LL.M. (2009) | International Business and Trade
Honors: Certificate of International Finance
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The Joseph School of Business
Business Studies | Business Studies
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University of Miami School of Law
J.D. | Law
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The University of Nairobi, Kenya
Constitutional Law
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JBS 2019 Global Entrepreneur of the Year
The Joseph Scool of Busieness
Attorney Evans was selected for the Global Entrepreneur of the Year by Joseph School of Business for the for profit and non profit work of TEIL Firms and TEEP
Top 100 Executive & Emerging Leaders under 50
Diversity MBA Magizine
Diversity MBA Magazine's Annual review of 100 Executives & Emerging leaders under 50 standing out in their field
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar  # 6242859
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Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered
Q. company name being used in another state by another company
A: The issue is the infringement of a trade name. Is your name registered with the USPTO? or anywhere? Is their name registered? If not, you need to get registered, if possible. There are some issues. However, there are some claims for rights that are common law. You may need a legal consultation.
Q. Is it legal for my business landlord to ask for financials 3 years into a lease?
A: This seemingly is a landlord-tenant issue. However, as a practical matter for business, if you have already signed a lease and been in it for 3 years, this appears to be out of their right to request. However, I can see it making sense in two scenarios: if you have fallen behind and there is an issue with rent and /or the lease needs to be renewed.
Q. If you already have an LLC and you create a new unique product - is it better to set up a new LLC to separate it?
A: No, the LLCs are separate, if you have kept them separate with different bank accounts, addresses, etc. If your new product can be protected because of its new process (it does something that no other product does) perhaps your protection is not from the type of structure but in intellectual property rights. So maybe you need a patent, copyright or trademark. Sounds like you need a legal consultation.
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Contact & Map
The Evans International Law Firms, LLC
High Point Plaza
4415 W Harrison Street
Suite 245
Hillside, IL 60162
Telephone: (708) 531-1740
Monday: 9:30 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9:30 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Saturday and Sunday appointments