The Elder Financial Protection Network honors San Francisco elder abuse attorney Ingrid Evans at its 11th National Call to Action Summit in Los Angeles.

/EINPresswire.com/ Los Angeles, CA – San Francisco attorney Ingrid Evans, The Evans Law Firm, has been honored by the Elder Financial Protection Network for her work in protecting senior citizens from financial predators and elder bank fraud. Evans received the Donald N. Phelps Visionary Leadership Award for raising public awareness and advocating for positive change at the Elder Financial Protection Network’s 11th National Call to Action Summit in Los Angeles on November 2nd.

Senior citizens are increasingly becoming a target of financial exploitation, in part due to the equity of their homes and the assets they have accumulated. Elder financial abuse strikes one in four seniors in the United States and costs more than $3 billion annually.

Evans is currently seeking justice for senior citizens against Allianz and American Equity in a case involving deferred annuity sales. Most recently she secured compensation for members of a class action suit against American National Insurance Company and AIG after an elderly widow came to her office with a complaint about penalties attached to a deferred annuity.

In sharing best practices aimed at preventing elder abuse with elder justice professionals including financial institutions and law, Evans said “we all need to work together on the issue of elder financial abuse through education, legislation and advocacy.”

“Evans exemplifies the spirit of leadership in elder abuse prevention”, said Jenefer Duane, Founder and CEO, Elder Financial Protection Network.

Evans was part of a news conference with actor and elder abuse survivor Mickey Rooney along with Hubert “Skip” Humphrey, head of the new office in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Rooney was the honorary event chairman and recently filed a lawsuit against his stepson accusing him and others of elder financial abuse.

EFPN is an award-winning non-profit organization that works to prevent financial abuse of elders and dependent adults through community education programs, public awareness initiatives, and professional training programs. “I have seen and talked to many victims of this crime and it has left devastating physical and emotional effects on the victims and their families”, said Evans. “Organizations like EFPN and trial lawyers that protect seniors are one of the last lines of defense for this very vulnerable segment of society”, added Evans.

On Evans website, she provides a series of tips that the elderly and their loved ones can use to keep from becoming a victim of elder financial abuse.

About Ingrid Evans
Ingrid M. Evans is the founding partner of the Evans Law Firm in San Francisco, CA (www.evanslaw.com). Ms. Evans litigates elder financial and physical abuse, consumer fraud class actions, securities and false claims/Qui Tam cases. Ms. Evans is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, was named as a Finalist for California Consumer Attorney of the Year in 2009, rated as a Northern California Super Lawyers(R), is peer review AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was previously undefeated as a former Deputy City Attorney in San Francisco. Ms. Evans is Parliamentarian and on the Executive Committee for Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC). Ms. Evans is also on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA – AAJ/ ATLA(R)) and Public Justice (formerly Trial Lawyers for Public Justice). She is licensed to practice law in California, New York and the District of Columbia.

Media Contact:
Ingrid Evans
The Evans Law Firm
415-441-8669
http://www.evanslaw.com

PR courtesy of Online PR Media: http://bit.ly/vGdNY5

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: