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Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys

General Defense


Clark, Newton & Evans, PA

509 Princess Street, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

Established: 1960

Practice Areas

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Transportation
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Wills and Estate Litigation

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About Us

Clark, Newton & Evans, PA is the only listed defense firm in North Carolina for 12 of the 13 largest marine insurance companies in the world. In marine and other areas of defense, our clients have ranged from Lloyd's of London to the Miss America Pageant, and from local businesses to the United States of America. The firm is also strong in real estate and corporate transactions, yacht finance and boat documentation, wills, estates, contracts, traffic/DWI and civil litigation. Our attorneys strive to be accessible to their clients, and are committed to providing you the best possible advice and representation in the most prompt and cost-effective manner.

Simply put, we strive to offer rock-solid advice and provide financially efficient solutions to difficult situations. We are experienced enough to see you through trial if a reasonable solution is rejected. Efficient resolutions are our goal.

We offer help in the following practice areas:

Transportation, Admiralty and maritime law - Transportation Law is different. Accurate advice here is hard to come by, and critical to your case. Our firm is one of the few in North Carolina with Proctors in Admiralty on staff. Several of our attorneys were selected as SuperLawyers in Transportation Law by Thomson Rueters and an Legal Elite by Business North Carolina Magazine. Don't gamble with inexperience in these specialized areas - hire on our experience and get results.

Business/Transactional law - In our business law practice, we help clients in matters such as business formation and advice, commercial and civil litigation, due diligence, financial investment counseling, contract review and development, and buy and sell agreements. See why we have had some clients for over 30 years!

Wills, trusts and estates - Our trusts and estates practice helps individuals secure the future for themselves and their families in matters such as estate planning, guardianship, and wills and trusts.

Real Estate - Whether purchasing, selling or leasing a house, business or land, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you search title and avoid problems at the agreement stage, or to resolve them if they do come up.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

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Personnel Information


George T. Clark, Jr. — (Retired)

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John R. Newton — (Deceased)

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Managing Partner



Don T. Evans, Jr.

Wilmington, NC

Admitted
  • North Carolina, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:

U.S. Government Foreign Trial Observer; Business North Carolina's Legal Elite (2017) in Transporation/Maritime Law; Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers (2017)

Memberships:
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Southeast Admiralty Law Institute (Port Director; Lecturer, 2001, 2003, 2006)
  • The Maritime Law Association of the United States (Proctor, Admiralty)
  • Eastern District of North Carolina Admiralty Rules Committee
Education:
  • University of North Carolina, B.A., 1987
  • Campbell University School of Law, J.D., 1992
Military:
CDR., JAGC, USNR (Ret.)
Language:
  • Japanese

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Partner



Seth P. Buskirk

Wilmington, NC

Admitted
  • North Carolina, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Additional Biographical Details:

Proctor in Admiralty; Elected to Legal Elite by Business North Carolina (2016); 2017 "Rising Star" in Transportation/Maritime Law

Memberships:
  • North Carolina (Litigation Section) and New Hanover County Bar Associations
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
  • The Maritime Law Association of the United States
Education:
  • Appalachian State University, B.A., 2001
  • Campbell University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2006

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Senior Associate



Ryan G. C. Crummie

Wilmington, NC

Admitted
  • North Carolina, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina
Memberships:
  • North Carolina (Estates Section) and New Hanover County Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington, B.A., 2003
  • University of North Carolina, J.D., 2007

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Reported Cases

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