TEIL FIRMS, LLC
Where Excellence Matters

About

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

 

History

The Evans International Law Firms, founded by Attorney Demitrus Evans in 2008 was established to make an impact in the lives of business owners, and individuals with just cause. The office practices both domestic and international law in the interest of business entities. With experience spanning 4 countries, and a combined 40 years of experience our guarantees are backed with expertise. It is our prerogative to provide legal services with unmatched professionalism and excellence.

Whether you're a new business or an established entity, we'll help to ensure that your legal contracts and agreements are airtight and legally sound. Our expertise in business law domestically, and internationally enables us to eliminate known and potential risks to your business. From the creation of the proper legal structure for optimal growth, to trademarks, contract review, letters of credit, negotiation and litigation, we ensure your business is protected, and properly structured.

 

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We at TEIL know that finding the right attorney to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.

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Team

 
 
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founder/managing attorney

Demitrus Evans

From relocating to Chicago to work with Amnesty International in 1995, to opening her own practice in 2008, Demitrus has represented domestic and intentional clients large and small for over 20 years. She practiced in Federal, State and Appellate court, in both civil and criminal matters. Her business expertise includes the careful review and rewriting of business contracts, filing of trademarks, and real estate acquisition, as well as formation of for-profit and non-for profit Corporations.  Her work includes board training and management training both nationally and internationally; business development and strategic legal planning for distributors and transporters seeking to relocate.

In her two decades, Attorney Evans has developed time-tested innovative legal strategies to prevent litigation and manage legal risks to allow your company to focus on its bottom line, and continues to implement new structures to rethink the way we do business. She brings a tremendous amount of integrity, dedication, and nuanced perspective that makes their firm the holistic solution for business clients. Staying ahead of the law’s frequent changes is her sixth sense.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 1992

JOHN MARSHALL SCHOOL OF LAW
LLM, International Business & Trade, 2009

Activities & Affiliations

  • The Evans Exoneration Project (TEEP), Founder

  • Central Asia Productivity Resource Center, Board Member

  • Westchester Public Library, Board Member

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois;

  • Supreme Court of the United States of America;

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit;

  • District Court of the Northern District of Illinois;

  • United States Court of International Trade

 
 

 
 
 
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attorney

Yan Zong

Attorney Zong relocated to the United States from China, and studied in Chicago before coming to work with The Evans International Law Firms, LLC in 2016. She was the recipient of CALI Award in the IP Clinic class. She was also the recipient of the Robert and Clytia Chambers Award in Patent Law, which denoted strongest performance in that course.

Since then, she’s done excellent work as an attorney working with various domestic and international clients. She represents and advises clients on the matters of IP, business, contract and litigation.

 

Education

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2016

GUDONG UNIVERSITY OF FOREIGN STUDIES
Bachelor of Law, 2013

Activities & Affiliations

  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member

  • Chinese American Bar Association, Member

  • Chicago Trade and Investment Association, Member

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

  • District Court of the Northern District of Illinois

 
 

 
 
 
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LAW CLERK

Te’Arie Williams

Te’Arie is currently in her second year of law school and has been apart of the TEIL team since August 2017. She is a valuable asset to the office and assists with trial preparation, legal research , drafting motions and all anything else needed of her in the office. She also has experience in the children welfare background. She also interns with the Cook County Public Guardian’s office.

Education

JOHN MARSHAL LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor Candidiate, 2020

ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY
B.A., 2016

Activities & Affiliations

• TEEP, Member

OF COUNSEL

Theresa Johnson

Attorney Johnson has experience on IP, contract law, immigration, employment, Title Discrimination, mechanics liens, defamation law, contested probate and general litigation.

Hiram Peacock

Attorney Peacock’s specialties including IP management, patent drafting, invention licensing, contract negotiation and business startups.

 

 

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