About Chris Evensen
My name is Chris Evensen, and I’m from Lexington, Kentucky. My academic career began at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and graduated with honors, cum laude, in 1996. In the fall of that same year, I returned to Louisville, where I graduated with cum laude honors in 1999 from Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville, earning a Juris Doctor.
In October of 1999, I was admitted to practice law in Kentucky and began as an associate with a local firm representing injured people in workers’ compensation claims; claims arising from automobile, truck, and motorcycle accidents; and other personal injury claims. In 2006, I was elevated from associate to partner in the firm and continued to work fighting for the rights of injured Kentuckians. In 2008, I began the Evensen Law Office, believing it afforded the greatest opportunity to provide the best legal representation for my clients.
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Recipient Of Top Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Of The Year Award In Louisville
I received this prestigious award in 2019 from Best Lawyers for representations of injured workers and workers’ compensation claims. Let my award-winning skills help you seek compensation if you have been injured on-the-job or in a personal injury situation such as a vehicle accident.
Results-Oriented With Published Cases
I have represented hundreds of individuals helping them recover benefits arising from their injuries. I have successfully argued cases on behalf of my clients before the Supreme Court of Kentucky and on multiple occasions had victorious cases published by the Supreme Court, thereby changing the law in favor of my client’s position. These published cases are:
- Brown-Forman Corp. v. Upchurch, 127 S.W.3d 615 (Ky. 2004)
- Ford Motor Co. v. Forman, 142 S.W.3d 141 (Ky. 2004)
- Billy Baker Painting v. Berry, 179 S.W.3d 860 (Ky. 2005)
- Hornback v. Hardin Memorial Hospital, 127 S.W.3d 615 (Ky. 2004)
In my years of practice, I have handled claims involving almost every type of physical/orthopedic injury arising from traumatic events, such as bone fractures, torn ligaments and tendons, and disk herniations, as well as cumulative/repetitive trauma conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome. I have also handled complex claims, including brain injuries and the development of injury-related psychological conditions. Further, I have represented individuals suffering from a variety of diseases such as asthma, harmful mold exposure and asbestosis that developed from exposure to chemicals and harmful environmental elements. Having the opportunity to practice so many injury and occupational disease claims has allowed me to learn about the nature of a variety of injuries and illnesses, their treatment and their disabling qualities.
I have traveled throughout the United States and overseas attending conferences regarding both workers’ compensation and automobile/truck accident issues and also provide education to members of the community, speaking on injury issues and the law to labor and management groups.
I am a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, Louisville Bar Association, and the Kentucky Justice Association (formerly KATA), and an executive committee member of the Kentucky Workers Association.