Evelyn, 60, was stricken with an unknown medical emergency during cross-examination of a witness and was taken from U.S. District Court on a stretcher just before noon, The Detroit News reported.
Evelyn requested a break from Judge Nancy Edmunds, then returned to his chair and put his head on the table. A courthouse nurse was brought in, as was a wheelchair, the newspaper said.
He is the defense attorney of contractor Bobby Ferguson, who with former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, ex-city water department chief Victor Mercado and Kilpatrick's father Bernard Kilpatrick, is accused of running a criminal enterprise through the mayor's office to enrich himself. The trial is in its 23rd day.