Evan Spano is an attorney for Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. in Santa Barbara. He grew up in the neighboring city, San Luis Obispo, and received his undergrad degree in his hometown at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Soon after, Evan received his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law. Evan interned for Harris Personal Injury Lawyers for a few summers while attending the University of San Diego School of Law.

But, what inspired Evan to become and attorney? Back in high school, Evan spiked an interest in law and was referred to speak to a local judge in San Luis Obispo. She influenced him to intern for a criminal defense attorney, Raymond Allen in San Luis Obispo. While working for the criminal defense law firm, Evan met Ryan Harris and was immediately intrigued by personal injury law. Evan enjoys representing and helping people, as opposed to large corporations. Harris Personal Injury Lawyers is proud to have Evan representing injured persons in the Santa Barbara areas.

  • Was there someone who influenced you to be an attorney? “There were quite a few people who influenced me to become an attorney. The summer after my senior year of high school I called a judge I knew, Judge Harmon, and told her I was interested in law. She suggested I seek an internship with criminal defense attorney, Raymond Allen. I worked with Raymond and his wife Jennifer in SLO for quite some time. While working for Raymond, I met Ryan Harris and Ranger Wiens, and they continue to inspire me. I also have always been intrigued by a fairly famous attorney named, Joe Jamail, because he is a wildcard and his life is fascinating.”
  • What schools did you go to? “San Luis Obispo High School, Cal Poly SLO and University of San Diego School of Law.”
  • What do you like most about being a PI attorney? “I like representing people, as opposed to large corporations and businesses. I enjoy working at a fun firm. There are always interesting stories or something crazy going on that keeps me on my toes.”
  • What are you the most passionate about? “It may be kind of cliché, but in my personal life, I am probably most passionate about just living a good happy life – living in a nice place and surrounding myself with good people and entertaining occurrences. In my professional life, it’s similar, I am passionate about ensuring a good quality of life for others – allowing my injured clients to get healthy again and live like everyone else.”
  • What is your philosophy when representing a case? “My philosophy right now as a young attorney is to put forth the best effort and ask a lot of questions. I may not know how to do things perfectly, but, I’ve found that if I give it my all, I will unlikely regret my efforts. That is calming for me.”
  •  What is your favorite food? “I like cheese.”
  • Lastly, a fun fact or something exciting about you or your life/family. “People always seem to like the fact that I was “Musty the Mustang,” the Cal Poly mascot, for a few football games. I quit after I was attacked by a group of youth football kids while in the costume. I was also a certified motorcycle mechanic at age 12 or 13. Around that time, I worked in a motorcycle shop, and truly enjoyed it.”


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