Subject: SR-NASD-2003-158
From: Jonathan W. Evans, Esq.
Affiliation: Jonathan W. Evans & Associates

July 14, 2005

Re: SEC Release No. 34-51856;
File No. SR-NASD 2003-158
Arbitration Rule Changes

Dear Mr. Katz:

For at least the past 15 years, I have had the good fortune, honor and privilege to serve and assist victims of misdeeds perpetrated by securities brokers and broker-dealers through the securities arbitration process. As a lawyer and advocate for my clients, I have coped with highly financed adversaries and in too many cases, egregious litigation tactics including illegal issuance of subpoenas, failure and refusal to produce documents clearly mandated to be produced, frivilous and abusive motions (especially motions to dismiss), and others.

With a high level of enthusiasm and urgency, I hereby submit my support and concurrance with the comments submitted by Rosemary Shockman and Robert Banks (dated July 13, 2005), and urge the SEC to make the changes so articulately stated therein.

Thank you for your consideration.


Jonathan W. Evans

Jonathan W. Evans, Esq.
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