Overview

Evan Dix’s practice focuses primarily on litigation involving real estate, land use, and zoning issues, general commercial matters, and trust and estate disputes.

His experience includes prosecuting and defending lawsuits involving corporate and partnership disputes, commercial landlord/tenant disputes, breach of contract, restrictive covenants on real property, real property ownership and use rights, zoning and land use disputes, and various business torts including fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and deceptive and unfair trade practices.

Outside the office, Evan enjoys spending time with his wife, in addition to playing guitar, personal fitness, and following Cleveland Indians baseball.

Honors

  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star (2020)

Credentials & Experience

Education

Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2017, magna cum laude

  • Edward D. Foreman Most Distinguished Student Award
  • Law Review, Editor in Chief (2016-2017)
  • Moot Court Board

University of Tampa, B.S., 2014, cum laude

Bar Admissions

American Bar Association

The Florida Bar

Hillsborough County Bar Association

Court Admissions

All Florida State Courts

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

Experience

  • Trial counsel for commercial tenant operating local bar business in defense of eviction claim and in prosecution of specific performance counterclaim seeking to purchase real property. After two-day bench trial, court entered a partial judgment in favor of client.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a local palm tree farmer in defense of claims asserting ownership to palm trees on client’s real property.
  • Trial counsel for commercial retail landlord in lawsuit defending claim for reformation of commercial lease and prosecuting claims for enforceability of percentage rent obligation and a restrictive covenant on real property. After four-day bench trial, court entered judgment in favor of client.
  • Obtained dismissal of lawsuit against RV Resort owner defending claims for violation of the Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act, in addition to various business torts.
  • Trial counsel for grantor of trust against defendant trustees for declaratory judgment and breach of trust to obtain funds needed for medical expenses. After two-day bench trial, court entered judgment in favor of client for the full amount requested.

Newsroom

Articles & Publications

Dazed and Confused: The Need for Clarity in Dodd-Frank's Abusive Standard, 47 Stetson L. Rev. 185 (2017).

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