Thomas M. Evans


Practice Areas


Tom has an active practice defending hospital and healthcare providers in  Ohio, Kentucky and throughout the state of Colorado.

Tom’s practice focuses on the representation of physicians, nurses, hospitals and other healthcare providers in actions involving allegations of professional malpractice. Tom is a trial lawyer who defends healthcare professionals in state and federal Courts located in Colorado, Ohio  and Kentucky in cases that involve catastrophic adult, fetal and neonatal injuries and wrongful death. 

Tom enjoys skiing, biking and University of Colorado football games.


    Represents hospitals, nurses, physicians, and other healthcare providers in Ohio, Kentucky and the state of Colorado in medical malpractice claims and licensure matters. 

    Advising clients on risk management issues, policies, procedures and protocols.

    Extensive trial experience in hospital and healthcare litigation and medical malpractice claims.


    Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL)

    American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

   Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants (2014-2020)

    Selected and listed as Ohio Super Lawyer (2010 - 2020)

    Selected and listed as Colorado Super Lawyer (2018-2020)

   2013 Top Rated Lawyers in Healthcare Law (Martindale-Hubbell) 

   Selected as Super Lawyers Business Edition, Litigation (2012-2016)

•  Selected and listed as one of Ohio’s Corporate Counsel Super Lawyers (2010, 2011)

•  Received AV peer rating by Martindale-Hubbell- a reflection of having achieved the highest level of professional skill and integrity a lawyer can earn

Professional Affiliations

    Cincinnati Bar Association (John Patrick Kiely Professionalism Award Committee)

    Ohio State Bar Association

    Kentucky Bar Association

    Colorado Bar Association

•   Denver Bar Association

    Colorado Healthcare Associated Risk Managers (Charm)

    Defense Research Institute (Medical Malpractice Sub-Committee)

    Joint Committee of the Cincinnati Bar Association and Academy of Medicine, Chairman of Subcommittee for Revision of Standards of Practice Governing Attorneys and Physicians, 1992

Community Involvement

• Saturday Hoops

• Cincinnati Warrior Run

    Hands Against Hunger 

   United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati (Past Secretary, Board of Trustees)


•  “Perinatal & Neonatal Lessons Learned": Presentation to the L&D, NICU and Department of Obstetrics, St. Francis Medical Center, Colorado Springs CO July 15, 2022

•“The Art and Science of the Deposition Defense": Presentation to The Colorado Healthcare Associated Risk Managers (CHARM) May 5, 2022

• “Anatomy of the Obstetrical Brain Damage Defense": Presented to CommonSpirit Health National Panel Counsel; December 8, 2021

• “"MAKE THE MEDICAL RECORD YOUR FRIEND The Importance of Recognition, Action and Documentation": Presented to Perinatal Services at Bon Secours Mercy Health Hospital Facilities,  November 17, 29, 2021

"MAKING THE MEDICAL RECORD YOUR FRIEND: The Importance of Documentation": Presented to The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati; Labor and Delivery Department :  June 15, 2021

• “Perinatal Nurses: Lessons Learned”, Bon Secours Mercy Health, (September 2019)

   “Shoulder Dystocia”; Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati Ohio (February, 2019)

• “Medical-Legal Liability: What Happened?” Physicians and Nurses at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Durango, CO (May, 2018)

• “The Disruptive Physician”; CAMSS; Breckenridge, CO (May, 2018)

• “Medical Legal Liability: What Happened?” MRMC Physicians and Nurses; Durango, CO (May, 2018)

•  “Medical Malpractice Trends”; Mercy Family Medicine; Durango; CO

• “Lessons Learned and Questions Answered”, Mercy Regional Medical Center; Durango, Colorado (September, 2017)

• “Lessons Learned: Obstetrical Nursing”, Mercy Regional Medical Center; Durango, Colorado (March 2017, July 2016)

    “Legal Liability and Clinical Consideration,” Masters of Nursing, Xavier University (July 2016)

• “Secret Patient Recordings,” Bethesda Hospital, TriHealth Heart Institute (September 2015)

• “Trends in Medical Malpractice Litigation,” Xavier University (September 2015)

• “Medical Malpractice,” Xavier University (February 2015)

• “Medical-Legal Liability in Prenatal Diagnosis - How to Limit Liability from the Onset ,” Advances in Fetology Conference, Cincinnati Fetal Center (September 2014)

• “OB/GYN Office Practice Pitfalls & Communication,”  Client Presentation (June 2014) 

• “Physician Office Practice Pitfalls & Communication,”  Bethesda North Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital (January 2014)

• “Depositions in the OB Case,”  Fetal Fest, Good Samaritan Hospital (October 2013)

• “How to Avoid Medical Malpractice,” Grand Rounds, Good Samaritan Hospital (August 2012)

• “Principles and Issues Involving Medical Malpractice (April 2012)

• “Medical Malpractice Issues,” Catholic Health Partners (2012)

•“Legal Aspects of Documentation,” Grand Rounds, Christ Hospital (November 2011)

  “How to Avoid Medical Malpractice” - Seminar presented to TriHealth/Bethesda Family Practice Residents (July, 2011)

   Seminar - Bethesda Family Practice Residency Program, Malpractice (February, 2010)

• “Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, Have You Reached a Verdict?” - Lessons Learned & Documentation Recommendation, presented to The Christ Hospital (June, 2009)

• Seminar - Bethesda Family Practice Residency Program, Malpractice (June, 2009)

• “Medical Malpractice,” Seminar to Good Samaritan Hospital Internal Medicine Residents (October, 2008)

    “Grow v. Good Samaritan Hospital,” CHI Defense Counsel Seminar (October, 2008) 

    “Oxytocin: Importance of Fetal Monitoring, Assessment & Documentation According to Professional Practice Standards,” Fetal Fest- Bethesda North Hospital (October, 2008)

   “Labor and Delivery Seminar,” presented to Mercy Anderson (November 2007)

    “Risk Management Issues in Geriatric Psychiatry,” (November 2007)

    “Spoliation of Evidence,” presented to Catholic Health Initiatives (October 2007)

    “Risk Management/Depositions,” presented to TriHealth (February 2007)

    “New Trend in Causation Theories in Birth Injury Claims,” presented to Catholic Health Initiatives (May 2006)

    “Liability Claims,” First Initiatives Insurance, Ltd. Board Meeting, Toronto, Canada (September 2006)

    “Medical Malpractice Seminar,” presentation to internal medicine residents at Good Samaritan Hospital (March 2005)

    “Medical Malpractice and FHM Issues,” presented to obstetrics and gynecology residents, Bethesda Hospital (2004)

    “Medical Malpractice Seminar,” presented to internal medicine residents, Good Samaritan Hospital (March, 2003)

    Lectured labor and delivery nurses, Good Samaritan Hospital (2003)

    Commitment to Risk Education (CORE) Conference, Tucson, AZ (November 2002)

    “Patient Safety Initiatives,” presented to Catholic Health Initiatives (March 2002)

Practice Areas

Medical & Hospital Malpractice Defense


    University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D., 1985)

    University of Colorado (B.A. in Political Science, Cum Laude, 1982)

Bar Admissions

    State of Ohio

    Commonwealth of Kentucky

    State of Colorado

    U.S District Court, Southern District of Ohio

    U.S District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky

    U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

    U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

    U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

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