Thomas Evans, is a 20-year veteran of the retail, transportation and logistics industries. Prior to joining Conner & Winters, Tom served as the Walmart, Inc’s Vice President & General Counsel of Merchandising, Marketing & Supply Chain where he led a team of lawyers responsible for the transactional business, regulatory and compliance support for several significant business units. Prior to Walmart, Inc., Tom served as Associate General Counsel for McLane Company, Inc, a former Walmart, Inc. subsidiary and now a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, where he was responsible for a varied portfolio of legal and regulatory matters.  Prior to McLane, Tom was in private practice in Texas.

Other Activities and Interests

Tom is a licensed pilot.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Panel Speaker: The Intersection of Criminal Law & Trucking: Send Lawyers, Guns & Money, Trucking Industry Defense Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, October 13, 2016

Speaker: Crisis Management in the Age of Social Media: Strategic Management of the Aftermath of a High-Profile Accident, Arkansas Trucking Seminar, Rogers, Arkansas, September 14, 2016

Speaker: Preparing for and Responding to a NTSB Investigation, American Trucking Associations Litigation Center’s Forum For Motor Carrier General Counsel, Bellevue, Washington, July 19, 2016

Article: Dealing with the News Media in the Aftermath of a Road Transport Accident, Heather C. Divine, Emma Dalziel and Thomas E. Evans, The Transportation Lawyer, July 2016

Speaker: New Technology Under the Hood, Behind the Bumper & in the Cab, Rogers, Arkansas, Arkansas Trucking Seminar, September 17, 2015

Honors & Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

2010 Texas State Bar Minority Corporate Counsel of the Year

Community & Professional

State Bar of Texas
Transportation Lawyers Association
International Association of Defense Counsel
Board of Directors Atlantic Legal Foundation (former)
Board of Directors American Trucking Association Litigation Center
Law Counsel (emeritus) Washington & Lee University School of Law
Board of Visitors Trinity University (2012 – present)
National Alumni Board Trinity University (2007 – 2011)
Board of Directors Northwest Arkansas Food Bank (2007 – 2013)
Board of Directors (Past President) Northwest Arkansas Women's Shelter 


Trinity University, B.A.
Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D.


  • Texas - 1992
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