Ms. Evans grew up in Aberdeen, Maryland, graduating from Aberdeen High School. She worked in the legal department of Mercantile-Safe Deposit and Trust Company while attending the Weekend College of Notre Dame, where she graduated magna cum laude. She then graduated with honors from the University of Baltimore Law School. She was the recipient of the Law Faculty Award, and named to the Heuisler Honor Society (top ten percent) and Law Review. Ms. Evans was named one of the Daily Record’s Top 100 Women in 2008 and 2018. She was the recipient of the Athena Award in 2016, and received the Harford County Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame Award in 2004. She is a past member of the Maryland Transportation Authority, and a past president of the Chesapeake Professional Women’s Network, Harford County Chamber of Commerce and Bel Air Rotary Club where she remains an active member. Carolyn presently serves on the Board of Directors of Harford Bank, Harford Community College Foundation Board and the Rockfield Foundation. She is a trustee of the Maryland Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, where she co-chairs the annual Dancing for the Arts Gala. Carolyn and her husband Tom live in Fallston where their children graduated from Fallston High School.
Professional Organizations/Bar Memberships
Maryland Court of Appeals, December 1992
U.S. Federal District Court, District of Maryland, March 1993
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, September, 2012
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland
Maryland Bar Association, 1992
Harford County Bar Association, 1992
Women’s Bar Association, 1992
Civil and Community Organizations
Board of Directors, June 2000 to present
Served or serving on Audit, Loan and Executive Committees
Bel Air Rotary Club, 1999 to present
2004 – President
2004 – Recipient, Paul Harris Award
Chesapeake Professional Women’s Network, Inc., 1996 - present
Board of Directors, 1997 to 2003, 2009 to 2017
President, July, 2013 to June 2015
Harford Community College Foundation Board
Member, September, 2010 to 2019
Member, Executive Committee, February, 2014 to 2019
Maryland Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, Inc., Member, Board of Trustees, January 2014 to present
Dancing for the Arts Gala Co-Chair – 2014 to present
Secretary, 2019 to present
Business and personal
UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE SCHOOL OF LAW, Baltimore, Maryland.
Juris Doctor, May 1992. G.P.A. 3.496. Cum Laude
Law Faculty Award, 1992
Heuisler Honor Society (Top Ten Percent of Class)
Member, University of Baltimore Law Review (1991-1992), published “Constitutional Law – Ex Post Facto – Was Adding the Requirement of Gubernatorial Approval of Parole to the Patuxent Institution’s Parole Procedures and Reinstating Original Sentence a Violation of the Prohibition Against Ex Post Facto Laws?”, 21 U. Balt. L. Rev. 341 (1992).
THE COLLEGE OF NOTRE DAME OF MARYLAND, Baltimore, Maryland.
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business, emphasis in Corporate Finance
May 1989. G.P.A. 3.82, Magna Cum Laude
Carolyn Wilson Evans
Carolyn Evans handles a variety of civil matters, including estate administration, landlord tenant, purchases and sales of businesses (including liquor licenses), bankruptcy (creditor and debtor) and corporate matters.
Prior to joining the Law Offices of Anthony J. DiPaula, PA, she worked for Sengstacke & Evans, LLC, a general practice firm in Harford County. Ms. Evans represents clients on a wide-variety of civil matters, from partition actions, corporate formation, estate claims and caveat actions to reviewing leases and assisting clients with the purchases and sales of businesses.