For five years, Evan Compton has been an invaluable member of our team. With an exclusive focus on divorce and family law, Evan helps dozens of individuals who are experiencing divorce reach optimal resolutions—and always with compassion.
Evan was also named a Super Lawyer Rising Star for the second year in a row, which is a testament to his character, diligent work ethic and devotion to his clients.
Evan recently sat down with us to reflect on the last five years.
Question: What’s one of your greatest learnings since starting with Stern Perkoski Mendez in 2018?
Evan: Preparation is everything. No matter how much experience you have, each case is one-of-a-kind and has the potential to be an exception to the norm. I’ve learned that my role is figuring out the often-unique path to reaching our desired outcome.
I’ve continued to grow in my career, I’ve gained more confidence, comfort and knowledge, which I look forward to applying in each of my cases.
Question: Is there anything that continues to surprise you?
Evan: How much there is to learn!
The law is broad, and every client is different. How I work with each client may vary on personality, case details and so on. No two days are the same. I’m constantly evolving—there’s always something I can do better, and there’s always new knowledge to acquire.
Question: What’s the most rewarding part of your job?
Evan: Divorce and family law can be emotionally and financially complex. It’s not uncommon to face challenging situations, so it’s very rewarding to receive gratitude from clients. I work hard to build relationships with each and every client and always serve their best interest.
When I know that I’ve made my client’s life a little easier, I know I’ve done my job well.
Question: What is the most important thing for clients to know about working with divorce and family lawyers at Stern Perkoski Mendez?
Evan: I encourage clients to trust us throughout every step of the process. Divorce is not easy, and you’ll likely be overwhelmed during this huge life change. We’re here to be a voice of reason and to help guide each person we work with.
Question: When we talked to you at your three-year work anniversary, you were planning a trip to Italy that was cancelled due to COVID-19. Did you ever make it?
Evan: We didn’t make it to Italy, but we did make it to San Diego for a couple of weeks! We had a great time. While I’d still like to visit Italy, these days we’re busy moving into our new condo, unpacking and making it feel like home.
Thank you, Evan, for your leadership and commitment to your clients. Congratulations on five years!