Evan Liu, M.D. J.D.

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Dr. Liu's professional journey is distinguished by a comprehensive background in medicine for almost two decades.
Dr Evan Y Liu, M.D., J.D. Senior Attorney

For me, the courtroom is the place where David really can stand up to Goliath.

My clients, individuals and their families, have gone up against the largest health systems, the biggest insurance companies, the most bad-ass chemical company, the richest pharmaceutical company, and even the United States government.

After college, I started as a foreign correspondent and then an investigative journalist. For each article, I would conduct interviews and often review reams of documents. Often, my stories were about those in powerful positions who had misused those positions. Those skills gave me a taste for cross-examination.

For my final project as a journalist, I wrote a historical account of the Nazi war crimes trials in Germany, told through the story of one of the last major Nazi figures to stand trial. (For more on that, here is a write up on the book.) I attended the trial in Stuttgart, Germany and listened to the stories of Holocaust survivors who testified to the crimes the Nazi officer had committed. I saw just how much the law matters, how the law really is a means to a measure of justice.

When my book manuscript was completed and off to the publisher, I turned to the law myself. I found a way to channel my experiences and skills – writing, investigating, questioning, challenging – so that I, too, could help people achieve a measure of justice.

The cases I take often involve complex issues of medicine and science. A medical procedure that went bad. A devastating medication error that caused a brain or spinal cord injury. A toxic exposure that caused cancer. A product or drug that was defective and caused a serious loss or permanent injury. Of course, the goal is to obtain maximum compensation for the serious wrongs my clients have suffered. We have won millions of dollars in jury verdicts and have obtained millions more in settlements to achieve that goal. The goal also has to be to help the client achieve a measure of justice, to restore dignity and respect.

From the first meeting I have with a new client until the moment that person’s case is completely resolved, I always try to remember the road that led me to where I am and the reasons I do what I do.

Dr. Evan Liu is a seasoned legal professional with a focus on intricate medical malpractice and personal injury litigation. Admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in 2006, Evan brings a unique blend of experiences, having practiced clinical and academic medicine for nearly two decades. His impressive background also includes an internship in General Surgery, a residency in Family Medicine, serving as the Assistant Director of Delaware County Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department, and a tenure as Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital.

With an extensive career spanning 20 years in medicine, and 17 years in both a boutique personal injury firm and one of the world's largest full-service law firms, Evan is a distinguished professional. His legal successes extend beyond personal injury and medical malpractice, encompassing diverse areas such as mass tort litigation involving major pharmaceutical and baby food corporations. Evan has advised fertility centers and other healthcare practices on regulatory matters and played a significant role in developing a large-scale artificial intelligence/data analytics advisory practice.

Evan's commitment to education is evident in his roles as a guest lecturer and adjunct professor at the Widener University School of Law, where he imparts knowledge on topics ranging from the MCARE Act and Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Acts to patient safety, medical errors, and the intersection of law, medicine, and technology. Additionally, he earned a Master of Science in Information Science from Pennsylvania State University, concentrating on the security, privacy, and patient safety issues related to medical information systems.

As a law student, Evan interned in the law department of Genesis HealthCare, focusing on physician credentialing, discipline, and reporting under the Health Care Quality Improvement Act. His diverse legal experiences also include addressing employee and independent contractor compensation, taxation issues, and serving as a research assistant to Professor Robert Hayman in constitutional law.

Evan holds a J.D. from the Widener University School of Law, an M.D. from The Penn State-Jefferson Premedical-Medical 5-Year Program, and a Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) from Pennsylvania State University. He is licensed to practice in federal and district courts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.