Nicole M. Evans was born and raised in Salisbury, Maryland. She graduated from Salisbury University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science (Summa Cum Laude) with minors in both Economics and English. She then graduated from Villanova University School of Law in 2002. At Villanova, she helped raise funds for the establishment of the new building, now called Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.
Nicole was admitted to practice in the State of Delaware in 2002 and in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware in 2004. After graduating from law school, Nicole worked for a small general civil practice firm and focused her practice in consumer bankruptcy and real estate settlement. In 2006, Nicole joined a larger consumer law firm and began specializing in workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. Then, in 2010 she moved to a small boutique firm that focused solely in the areas of workers’ compensation and personal injury. She is a member of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association and the Delaware State Bar Association.
Nicole has represented the Sussex County community for over fifteen years, primarily in the fields of workers’ compensation and personal injury. She is actively involved in charitable work and in 2017, Nicole and her husband created the Kim and Evans Family Foundation with the purpose of benefitting their local community.
She currently resides in Western Sussex County with her husband and daughter. Nicole’s favorite hobbies include horseback riding and travel.
Patricia White v. Dollar Tree Stores, IAB No. 1418321, February 19, 2019, in which the Industrial Accident Board determined the amputation of the Claimant’s right leg resulted from complications following a lumbar spine surgery and was reasonable, necessary and causally related to the original work injury.
Brenda Spoerl v. State of Delaware, IAB No. 1435463, November 30, 2016, in which the Industrial Accident Board found Claimant met her burden of proof to show that a right knee injury resulted from an already compensable left knee injury, due to walking with a limp and favoring the left leg.
Lisa Robinson-Daniel v. Bayhealth Medical Center, IAB No. 1409779, June 19, 2015, in which the Industrial Accident Board determined that Claimant’s pre-existing degenerative condition in the cervical spine was aggravated or accelerated by her work accident to produce a compensable disability and need for cervical surgery.
Odetalla v. Griswold Special Care, IAB No. 1359187, January 31, 2011, in which the Industrial Accident Board found the Claimant who signed an Independent Contractor Agreement was an employee for purposes of workers’ compensation due to several factors including but not limited to the level of control the master had over the Claimant’s work and the method of payment.
Hickman v. Wade Kimball Constr., Inc., IAB No. 1308719, November 5, 2008, in which the Industrial Accident Board found an employee injured while unloading his company truck into his personal truck at the end of the work day in the Employer’s parking lot sustained a compensable work injury that arose out of the course and scope of employment.
McKirby v. A & J Builders, Inc., (Del. Super. 3/18/2009), in which the Superior Court determined that, where the subcontractor for whom the Claimant worked failed to carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage, and where the general contractor failed to document that coverage, the general contractor was responsible for workers’ compensation benefits.