Evan Cope has extensive experience in successfully litigating a wide variety of cases, from complex multi-day divorce and child custody cases to business and contract disputes, eminent domain and condemnation cases, employment discrimination, personal injury and general damages cases.
Evan is a 1994 graduate of The Webb School Bell Buckle. In 1998, he graduated from Rhodes College with a degree in Political Science and a minor in History. In the summer of 1996, he studied British history and political science at St. John’s College, Oxford, through the British Studies at Oxford program. He graduated from the University of Memphis School of Law in 2001 where he received the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence in Trial Advocacy and served on the moot court board.
Evan returned to Murfreesboro following graduation from law school where he has practiced law continuously since 2001. His practice is focuses primarily on civil litigation and he serves as general counsel to the Murfreesboro Housing Authority, Community Care of Rutherford County, Inc., and the City of La Vergne, Tennessee.
Evan was appointed to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) by Governor Bill Haslam in 2012. THEC oversees higher education policy for the University of Tennessee system, Middle Tennessee State University, the University of Memphis, Austin Peay State University, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University, East Tennessee State University, and Tennessee’s community colleges and colleges of applied technology.
In 2015, Evan was elected chairman of THEC, and he continues to serve in that capacity today. Governor Haslam reappointed Evan to serve another six-term on THEC in 2018.
To set up a case evaluation with Evan, call (615) 640-4241 today.