Evangeline A.Z. Burbidge


Evangeline A.Z. Burbidge


  •  Yale University, BA (cum laude, phi beta kappa)
  •  University of Michigan Law School, JD (cum laude)

Evan is a leader in the legal community, a trusted counselor, and a skilled advocate. She knows that being an effective litigator means not only fighting hard, but also being a proactive problem solver.

Evan’s numerous legal victories while at Lewis & Llewellyn include:

  • Securing a $25.7M jury verdict for her client following a two-week trade secret theft trial in the Northern District of California.
  • Winning over $28M for her client as the trial team lead in an arbitration between two multinational companies.  In addition to achieving a complete victory for her client, Evan also defeated $30M in counterclaims brought by the other side.
  • Negotiating the resolution of dozens of founders’ disputes for both early-stage start-ups and established companies.
  • During a three-week trial, representing and successfully protecting the interests of a private equity firm during a contentious, multi-year ownership dispute.
  • Leading several large trade secret theft cases and successfully protecting her clients’ IP from competitors, in both state and federal courts.
  • Conducting risk mitigation work for hundreds of employees and employers.

A Utah native, Evan loves skiing and trying to teach her children to do the same. She also enjoys learning about clean tech, supporting local theater, and demonstrating her uncanny ability to recognize obscure celebrities.

Awards / Recognitions

  • Repeatedly selected for inclusion by Best Lawyers, a peer-reviewed award that is designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues.
  • Selected as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine, and as a Rising Star before that.
  • Selected as a member of “2022 Legal Elite” by Utah Business Magazine.
  • Selected to receive “Women in Law 2021 Award” from Lawyer Monthly.
  • Selected as a “Benchmark Litigation Future Star” by Benchmark Litigation
  • Profiled by the Bar Association of San Francisco and the Justice & Diversity Center.
  • Included on “40 & Under Hot List” by Benchmark Litigation for 3 years.


Legal / Community Affiliations

  • Admitted to practice in both California and Utah state and federal courts
  • Member, Edward J. McFetridge Inn of Court
  • Member of Board of Trustees, The McGillis School
  • Member and Former Treasurer, Women Lawyers of Utah
  • Board Member and Former Board Chair, HEAL Utah
  • Class Co-Chair, Yale Alumni Fund

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