Gerard E. Evans
Before becoming one of the top lobbyists in Annapolis, Mr. Evans began his career in the office of Montgomery County Senator Victor L. Crawford in 1976. Evans then went to work for Prince George's County Senator Mike Miller and rose to be the top legislative assistant when Senator Miller became Chair of the Judicial Proceedings Committee in 1982.
Evans has been politically active in numerous capacities and positions, including deputy chairman of the Maryland Democratic Party, chairman of the Prince George's County Democratic Party, and executive positions on presidential campaigns such as Bill Clinton's in 1992.
Evans holds a Master's Degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland (where he also now teaches pro-bono), as well as a Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore. He later served on the UMD Board of Visitors and the UB Law School Dean's Advisory Board.
Gerry is also active in a host of community and philanthropic causes, such as serving on The Hope House Rehabilitation Center's Board of Directors and as a pro-bono lobbyist for the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. He lives in Davidsonville, MD with his wife Kathleen Evans, an Assistant State's Attorney in Anne Arundel County. They have five children and two delightful grandchildren.
Hayley E. Evans
Before joining the firm as an Associate Lobbyist in May 2011, Ms. Evans was a legislative aid to Senate President Mike Miller and the senator's staff liaison to the Budget and Taxation Committee and Capital Budget Subcommittee. Growing up under the tutelage of her father Gerry, she professionally or otherwise has assisted in numerous campaigns – most recently on the fundraising campaign of Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker, III.
Ms. Evans graduated from the University of Baltimore Law School in May 2012 with a concentration on advocacy and government relations studies. Later that year, she passed the Maryland Bar and is currently a member of the State Bar Association, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and the Anne Arundel County Bar Association.
Hayley is active in such philanthropic endeavors as the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Big Brothers/Big Sisters. She and her husband welcomed their first child (and son) in November 2012 and then a beautiful daughter in April 2014.
Rachel P. Burch
Rachel Burch is the newest attorney to join the firm. She was born and raised in Baltimore County, although her parents both hail from the DC area. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English, Pre-Law from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. While in college, she spent a semester studying abroad in Northern Greece, then traveled throughout much of Europe for six weeks by herself.
She just recently graduated from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law with a certificate of concentration in environmental law. She served as the Community Service Chair for the school’s chapter of the Women’s Bar Association and interned at various places including the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the University of Maryland Environmental Law Clinic, and as a policy aide to Delegate Kumar Barve, the Chairman of the Environment and Transportation Committee. She is active in such charity organizations as the House of Ruth and BARCS.
She currently resides in Baltimore City. Her interests include her dog and new kitten, hiking, photography, cooking, live music, and gardening.