Evans Named to Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee for Camp Lejeune Litigation

August 08, 2023

Longtime NCAJ member and partner at Ward and Smith Lynwood Evans has been named to the the Plaintiff’s Executive Committee for all litigation related to the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.

The Plaintiff’s Executive Committee is responsible for supporting the lead counsel and co-lead counsel — which include NCAJ members Mona Lisa Wallace and Evan’s colleague at Ward and Smith Charles Ellis — in all proceedings related to litigation brought against the United States government under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. All members of the Executive Committee will have the opportunity to serve on subcommittees related to all aspects of the litigation lifecycle and Evans has already been appointed to the Law and Briefing Subcommittee.

In a press release from the firm, Evans was quoted as as saying, “I am honored to be appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee and the Law and Briefing Subcommittee in this crucial litigation. Together with the dedicated leadership team, I am confident that we will be able to work collaboratively with the Government and Court to create the framework within which these claims can eventually be brought to conclusion.” 

According to a Reuters report, the number of Camp Lejeune cases pending now totals about 1,100, and more than 70,000 administrative claims have been brought against the U.S. Navy.  

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act became law when President Biden signed the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act last August. It created a process for veterans and affected civilians who were stationed at Camp Lejeune between 1953 and 1987 to bring health claims for illnesses caused by contaminated water on the base. As many as 1 million people may have been affected.