Evan T. Lawson

In Memoriam

The Lawyers and Staff of Lawson & Weitzen, LLP and
Lawson, Weitzen & Bankert, LLP mourn the loss of our
esteemed founding partner, colleague and dear friend




Evan T. Lawson
1943-2013




Evan, as our Senior Litigator and Appellate Guru, was devoted to the
art and science of trial and appellate work. He was our leader and our
mentor, always teaching and expanding our vision for the benefit of our
clients. And he was our true friend, always supportive and respectful.

Evan will be remembered as a brilliant and trusted attorney, but more
importantly as a passionate and enthusiastic lover of life and all its
nuances and a loving, dedicated, kind and thoughtful husband, father
and friend.

In memory of Evan’s many accomplishments, we are leaving the
information regarding his Published Works,
Representative Cases and Honors.



Published Works
"The Future of the Three-Tiered System as a Control of Marketing Alcoholic Beverages,"
Social and Economic Control of Alcohol: The 21st Amendment in the 21st Century (Jurkiewicz
and Painter, ed., CRC Press 2008); Can Alcohol Consumption Be Controlled By Restricting
Advertising? American Society for Public Administration (2006); various other articles on
Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law, and Licensing.

Representative Cases


Jet Wine & Spirits, Inc. v. Bacardi & Co., Ltd., 298 F. 3d 1(1st Cir. (N.H.), July 18, 2002)

Heublein, Inc. v. Capital Distribution Company, Inc., 434 Mass, 698 (2001)

Cheng v. IDEAssociates, Inc., 2000 WL 1029219, 83 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (BNA) 884, 6 Wage & Hour Cas.2d (BNA) 654 (D.Mass., Jul 06, 2000)

Buk Lhu v. Dognoti, 431 Mass. 292 (2000)

Ballarin, Inc. v. Llicensing Board of Boston, 49 Mass. App. Ct. 506

BAA Massachusetts, Inc. v. Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, 49 Mass. App. Ct. 839 (200)

Chebacco Liquor Mart, Inc. v. ABCC, 429 Mass. 721 (1999)

Murray’s Liquors, Inc. v. Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, 48 Mass. App. Ct. 100 (1999)

Yankee Candle Corp. Inc. v. New England Candle Co., Inc., 14 F. Supp 2d 154 (D.Mass 1998)

Yankee Candle Corp., Inc. v. New England Candle Co., Inc., 29 F. Supp 2d 44 (D. Mass., Dec 03, 1998)

Kannankeril v. Terminix Intern., Inc., 128 F. 3d 802, 28 Envtl. L. Rep. 20, 219, 47 Fed. R. Evid. Serv. 1376, Prod. Liab. Rep. (CCH) P 15,089 (3rd Cir. (N.J.), October 17, 1997)

44 Liquor Mart v. Rhode Island, U.S. S.Ct. 1495 (Sup.Ct. 1996)

Smith v. Goquen, 415 U.S. 566, 94 S.Ct. 1242, 39 L.E.2d.605 (Sup.Ct. 1974)

Kannankeril v. Terminix Intern, Inc., 128 F.3d 802 (3rd Cir 1997)

Jackson v. Harvard University, 900 F.2d 464 (1st Cir 1990)

Cappp Hornes v. Duarte, 617 F.2d 900 (1st Cir 1980)

U.S. v. Moore, 562 F.2d 106 (1st Cir 1977)

Parlane SportswarCompnay, Inc. v. Weinberger, 513 F.2d 835 (1st Cir 1975)

LePage v. Picard, 495 F.2d 26 (1st Cir 1974)

U.S. v. Webb, 433 F.2d 400 (1st Cir 1970)

Stanley v. CF-VH Associates, Inc., 956 F. Supp 55 (D.Mass 1997)

Tennaro v. Ryder System Inc., 832 F.Supp 494 (D.Mass 1993)

Tricontinental Leasing Corp. V. Cicerchia, 664 F.Supp 635 (D.Mass 1987)

Jackson v. Harvard University, 111 F.R.D. 472 (D.Mass 1986)

U.S. v. Clark, 470 F.Supp 976 (D.Vt 1979)

U.S. v. Bobisink, 415 F.Supp 1334 (D.Mass 1976)

Baird v. Devoren, 346 F.Supp 515 (D.Mass 1972)

Pinecrest Village, Inc. v. Mac-Millan, 425 Mass 70 (Mass 1997)

Hastings Associates, Inc. v. Local 369 Building Fund Inc., 42 Mass.App.Ct. 162 (Mass.App.Ct. 1997)

Addis v. Steele, 38 Mass.App.Ct. 433 (Mass.App.Ct. 1995)

Catalano v. First Essex Savings Bank, 37 Mass.App.Ct. 377 (Mass.App.Ct. 1994)

Tamerlane Corp v. Warwick Insurance, 412 Mass 486 (Mass. 1992)

Blake v. Avedikan, 412 Mass 481 (Mass. 1992)

Disend v. Meadowbrook Highschool, 33 Mass.App.Ct. 674 (Mass.App.Ct. 1992)

Victoria, Inc. v. Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, 33 Mass.App.Ct. 507 (Mass.App.Ct. 1992)

Heublein, Inc. v. Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, 30 Mass.App.Ct. 611 (Mass.App.Ct. 1991)

A.C. Cruise Lines v. Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, 29 Mass.App.Ct. 319 (Mass.App.Ct. 1990)

Boston Licensing Bd. v. Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, 404 Mass. 1008 (Mass 1989)

Com. v. Great Altlantic & Pacific Tea Co., Inc., 404 Mass 476 (Mass 1989)

Gage v. City of Westfield, 26 Mass.App.Ct. 681 (Mass.App.Ct. 1988)

Seagrams Distillers Co. v. Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, 401 Mass 713 (Mass 1988)

Pastene Wine and Spirits Co., Inc v. Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, 401 Mass 612 (Mass 1988)

Pappas Industrial Parks, Inc. v. Psarros, 24 Mass.App.Ct. 596 (Mass.App.Ct. 1987)

Tamerlane Realty Trust v. Board of Appeals of Provincetown, 23 Mass.App.Ct. 450 (Mass.App.Ct. 1987)

Johnson Controls, Inc. v. Baynes v. School Committee of Boston, 17 Mass.App.Ct. 1039 (Mass.App.Ct. 1984)

Aarco, Inc. v. Baynes, 391 Mass 560 (Mass 1984)

Corn v. Gorgon, 389 Mass. 351 (Mass 1983)

Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co, Inc. v. Board of License Comrs. of Springfield, 387 Mass 833 (Mass 1983)

Griffin's Brant Rock Package Store v. Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, 12 Mass.App.Ct. 768 (Mass.App.Ct. 1981)

Johnson Controls, Inc. v. Bowes, 381 Mass. 278 (Mass 1980)

National Association of Government Emp., Inc. v. Central Broadcasting Corp, 379 Mass. 220, 396 N.E.2d 996 (Mass 1979)

Costa v. Zoning Board of Appeals of Framingham, 6 Mass.App.Ct. 872 (Mass.App.Ct. 1978)

Healy v. McAbee, 5 Mass.App.Ct. 608 (Mass.App.Ct. 1977)

M.H. Gordon & Son, Inc. v. Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, 371 Mass. 584 (Mass 1976)

Simon v. Norcross, 4 Mass.App.Ct. 547 (Mass.App.Ct. 1976)

J & J Enterprises, Inc. v. Martignerti, 369 Mass. 535 (Mass 1976)