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Appellate Law

Civil Appeals • Family Law • Litigation

Maui Fire Litigation

We are a team of Hawaii and California attorneys with 100+ years of law practice, fighting for property owners who have been impacted by the Lahaina, Kihei, and Upcountry fires on Maui. Our experience with similar large catastrophic fires, such as the 2017 North Bay fires in California and the 2018 Paradise, CA fire, teaches us that Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO), the County of Maui, and other parties which caused this tragedy, will fight tooth and nail to avoid accountability...


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We are proud to be a woman-owned law firm, promoting a culture of inclusion that celebrates diversity of backgrounds, traditions, and experiences.

Highly Rated

The AV Preeminent Rating is the highest award given by Martindale-Hubbell, the gold standard of attorney peer evaluations for more than a century.


¡Se habla Español! As a bilingual firm, we can help bridge the gaps between a client who speaks Spanish and an English-language based judicial system.

Welcome to Evans Kingsbury LLP

EVANS KINGSBURY LLP is a civil appellate law firm representing clients in civil appeals, writs, post-trial and post-arbitration proceedings, and in family law matters. We practice in all California courts and in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Our offices are located in the beautiful Northern California wine country.

By combining specialized skills and decades of experience, the team at Evans Kingsbury LLP offers our local, statewide, and Maui clients a unique blend of knowledge and legal ability. Our firm handles civil appeals in State and Federal courts and the full range of family law proceedings, while maintaining a compassionate, personal relationship with our clients.

We understand that the legal system can be confusing and intimidating to most people.

Noreen Evans is one of three certified appellate specialists in the North Bay. She has decades of experience as a State Senator, State Assemblymember, local city councilmember, and now, a certified appellate specialist. Deirdre Kingsbury is an experienced family law attorney, as well as the mother of 6 grown children. She brings a unique and compassionate approach to litigation and family law matters. Our partners are admitted to practice in all of the courts of the State of California, as well as the federal district courts for the Northern District and Eastern District of California, the U.S. Tax Court, the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.


We provide representation in post-trial and post-arbitration proceedings in the following areas of law:

Civil Appeals

When a case requires review by a higher court to determine if any errors were made, Noreen Evans is uniquely qualified to advocate for you...

Family Law Proceedings

We handle the full range of family law issues and appeals, including divorce, child custody and financial matters...

Real Property Law

Whether you’re facing a title dispute, nuisance complaint, easement dispute, or partition action, the team at Evans Kingsbury LLP can handle it...

Environmental Law

Noreen Evans has worked with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the Public Resources Code as both a legislator and a private lawyer...

Trusts & Elder Abuse Litigation

After the death of a family member, it is not uncommon for the decedent’s will or trust to be disputed....

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Hear What Our Clients are Saying

Highly recommend


I have consulted with and hired Ms. Evans on many occasions over recent years. She has always been extremely knowledgeable and very helpful with the issues I have brought to her, being willing to answer any questions I asked. Ms. Evans also won a significant CEQA case for a neighborhood group I am a member of, with far-reaching local effects we are still discovering.

Highly recommend

Joy P

Noreen and Deirdre with Evans Kingsbury LLP have been nothing short of wonderful to speak and work with. Both Noreen and Deirdre are incredibly respectful, knowledgeable and attentive to our conversations. It is clear how much they care about their clients because it shows each and every time we speak. I truly look forward to future discussions and on-going work, not only Deirdre and Noreen but the entire team at Evans Kingsbury LLP.

Highly recommend

Marta Acosta

Going into the divorce process I was very fearful and had no knowledge of how the process worked. Dierdra was extremely quick to listen and take my case into her hands giving me the security at one of the most difficult times of my life. Dierdra has years of experience and is very knowledgable in the court system therefore she has represented me outstandingly. Overall, the team at Evan Kingsbury LLP have been very professional and attentive to my needs.

Highly recommend

Jeanine Stone

Evans/Kingsbury are a team of dedicated lawyers that worked tirelessly in support of my case. Thank you!

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Office: 707-596-6090
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