Evan Pappas – Shumaker Williams, P.C.


Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Area, PA, United States

  • 717-763-1121

Practice/Organization Description

Evan Pappas is a shareholder with Shumaker Williams, P.C. and a member of the Firm’s Litigation Department and Intellectual Property Group.

Mr. Pappas regularly handles many areas of business law and civil litigation, primarily representing commercial and business clients. He represents corporations, limited liability companies, mortgage companies, financial institutions, title companies, real estate developers, manufacturing companies, restaurants, liquor licensees and individuals with a wide variety of commercial disputes including contract, real estate and shareholder disputes. Mr. Pappas handles matters at various stages of litigation, including pretrial and discovery proceedings, trials, mediation and arbitration, bankruptcy court, appeals and enforcement of judgments. His practice also includes representation of liquor licensees with regard to liquor license citations as well as transfer and renewal hearings before the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

Mr. Pappas advises clients on intellectual property matters including trademarks, service marks, copyrights, licensing and infringement. In this capacity, he represents businesses and individuals in all facets of trademark application matters including evaluation of potential trademarks, drafting and filing of trademark applications, responses to USPTO office actions and objections by third parties. He also advises clients regarding the scope of protection granted by copyrights and trademarks and on the prevention and enforcement of third-party infringement.

Mr. Pappas received a Bachelor of Arts from Lehigh University and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Widener University School of Law, where he was a national competitor on the Moot Court Honor Society, member of the Trial Advocacy Honor Society and served on the Executive Board of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society. While in law school, Mr. Pappas served as a law clerk to the Honorable Timothy J. Savage of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Pappas is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Clean Air Council, Crime Stoppers of Dauphin County and the Boys and Girls Club of Central Pennsylvania.

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania

New Jersey

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Education

Widener University School of Law

Lehigh University

Professional Associations & Memberships

Board of Directors of Crime Stoppers of Dauphin County

Board of Directors of Clean Air Council

Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Finance & Banking
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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