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Evans & Dixon Announces Election of 5 New Members



ST. LOUIS – Evans & Dixon, LLC has elected five new members to the firm. Christopher K. Durso, Jennifer R. Hargis, Michael A. Karr, Brian R. Shank and Michelle M. Symank have been voted as new Members. Timothy M. Tierney, Managing Member of the firm, made the announcement.

“We are very pleased to recognize the special accomplishments of these attorneys. It is well-deserved,” said Tierney. “They will continue to contribute to the success and growth Evans and Dixon.”

Christopher K. Durso has experience in legal collections, subrogation, retail and commercial collection, landlord-tenant law, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Art and the Missouri Dig Rite Statute. Mr. Durso is a graduate of Saint Louis University Law School.

Jennifer R. Hargis has 13 years practice in Civil Litigation defending individuals, companies and government entities in personal injury and property damage matters, as well as handling cases in the areas of employment law, construction, consumer finance and representing plaintiffs. Ms. Hargis has also served as a corporate counsel for a large national construction company based in St. Louis and has practiced litigation at a reputable insurance defense firm in St. Louis.  

Michael A. Karr concentrates his practice on the defense of employers against claims for Workers’ Compensation benefits from workplace injuries resulting in physical or mental disability under the Illinois and Missouri Workers’ Compensation Acts. Mr. Karr is a graduate of Saint Louis University Law School.

Brian R. Shank practices Litigation representing individuals, nonprofits, municipalities, businesses and insurance companies in courts throughout Missouri, Illinois and the greater United States. Mr. Shank has experience on the east coast training other attorneys on liability and compliance issues surrounding the Clean Air Act and its various NESHAPs, including the BWON. He is a graduate of Saint Louis University School of Law.

Michelle M. Symank focuses on Workers’ Compensation with previous industry experience in property and casualty insurance and insurance sales. Ms. Symank is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) and Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater St. Louis. She serves as co-chair of the BAMSL Workers’ Compensation Committee. She is a graduate of Oklahoma City University Law School.

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