Our Firm

History

HISTORY

Baylor Evnen's founding partner was a Cornell University graduate and former District Court Judge named Addison S. Tibbets who left the bench to start a private practice in 1896. In 1900, he formed a partnership with Walter Anderson, a veteran of the Spanish-American War. Mr. Anderson had served with Theodore Roosevelt as a member of his famous "Rough Riders" regiment.

In 1910, F.B. Baylor graduated from Michigan Law School and joined Mr. Tibbets and Mr. Anderson as the firm's first associate. With the advent of World War I, Mr. Anderson left the practice to return to the military where he served as an infantry captain. With the departure of Mr. Anderson and after the death of Mr. Tibbets in 1915, Mr. Baylor continued the practice on his own, moving his offices to the Terminal Building at 10th and O Streets in Lincoln. In 1926, the firm was relocated to the newly constructed Sharp Building at 13th and N Streets, where it would remain and expand, over the next 77 years.

In 1940, Baylor hired a young man named Hyman Evnen, a Russian immigrant who had graduated from the UNL College of Law. Together, Baylor and Evnen began a general litigation firm that still proudly bears their names. Years of dedication and legal successes established Baylor Evnen as one of the most highly regarded legal firms in the area.

Today, the firm that once specialized in insurance defense has become a broad-based litigation and business practice that offers experience, depth and expertise in nearly every area of the law.