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Evan Yegelwel


About Evan Yegelwel

EVAN J. YEGELWEL is a partner of the law firm of Terrell Hogan Ellis Yegelwel, P.A. and has been a member of the firm for over 25 years. He is a Florida and National Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, has focused his personal practice in the field of products liability and toxic torts.

Mr. Yegelwel is a member of The Florida Bar, the D.C. Bar, The United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Mr. Yegelwel chaired the Jacksonville Bar Association trial advocacy retreat seminar for almost a decade. He has chaired seminars for the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and has lectured nationally and internationally on toxic torts. He was a member of The Florida Bar Grievance Committee 1992-1995, Jacksonville Bar Association, American Bar Association, Florida Justice Association, Endowment for Academy Giving to Law and Education and American Association for Justice. He served on the Executive Committee of the Chester Bedell Inn of Court, served as Counselor for the Chester Bedell Inn of Court, and is past-President (2003) of the Jacksonville Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

Mr. Yegelwel graduated from Rutgers College in 1977 (B.A. with Highest Honors) and was elected into Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated from the University of Florida, Holland Law Center in 1980 (J.D. with Honors) and was elected into the Order of the Coif.

Mr. Yegelwel is a former Trustee of the University of Florida School of Law (now serves as Trustee Emeritus) and was a member of the Executive Committee of the University of Florida College of Law Alumni Council. In 1995 he established The Evan J. Yegelwel Book Award in Environmental Law: Toxics - Established in Honor of Professor E. L. Roy Hunt.

In January of 2000 Mr. Yegelwel founded The Evan J. Yegelwel Fellowship, which supports legal internships for University of Florida law students in conjunction with the Anti-Defamation League concentrating on the prevention of all forms of anti-Semitism, racism and bigotry.  In 2009 Mr. Yegelwel received the prestigious Anti-Defamation League Jurisprudence Award.

Mr. Yegelwel was featured in the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 editions of The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Mass Tort Litigation; Florida Super Lawyers 2006 and 2007 in the area of Personal Injury Plaintiff: Products and in 2008 and 2009 in the area of Class Action/Mass Torts; and in the July 2006 issue of Florida Monthly magazine as one of Florida’s best lawyers in the field of mass tort litigation.  He has been given the Highest Peer Review Rating (AV) by Martindale-Hubbell for the past 15 years.

In 1997 he was the recipient of the Israel Bonds 50th Anniversary - “Independence Issue” Award, and in 2001 he was the recipient of the Jacksonville Jewish Federation’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Award, the Boy Scouts of America Whitney M. Young, Jr., Service Award, and the Jacksonville Jewish Center Men’s Club “Man of the Year” Award.

•The Florida Bar, admitted 1981 •Washington D.C. Bar •Assistant Counsel, Consolidated Jacksonville - General Counsel´s Office - Risk Management Litigation Division, 1981 - 1984 •Jacksonville and American Bar Associations •Florida Justice Association •American Association for Justice •American Board of Trial Advocates •Past member of Florida Bar Grievance Committee


  • Rutgers University

  • University of Florida