Katherine Evans likes to help people.

“When I can help a desperate person work through stressful situations,it makes me feel like I’m doing God’s work,” said Evans, aLafayette native and University of Louisiana at Lafayette grad. “Goodlawyers care about the best outcomes for their clients. We know how to set reasonableexpectations and use the facts, guided by law, in the most efficient way to advocate for them.”

Practicing law has been a family affair for Evans. She began her career in Desoto Parish working with her uncle, John S. Evans. There she specialized in divorce and child custody cases. Another law-practicing uncle, Gary V. Evans, and cousin Jeremy M. Evans helped her along the way.

Now she focuses on immigration law and criminal defense in the Shreveport- Bossier City area. She has contracts for public defender offices in both cities. “Immigration law is a relatively new area for me, and I’ve learned so much,” Evans said. “To be able to help people from all over the world and learn about them is interesting and different.”

Before becoming an attorney, Evans worked in the service industry, and she learned a lot of life lessons during that time. “I was exposed to people from all walks of life, and I experienced what it was like to be treated good and bad,” Evans said. “It gave me skills I now use to serve the community as a lawyer. I treat everyone with dignity and respect.”