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Evans Appointed to Board of Governors of State Bar of Georgia

July 8, 2013
Contact: Sarah I. Coole or

Hilton Head Island, S.C. – J. Randolph Evans, partner with McKenna Long & Aldridge in Atlanta, was appointed by State Bar of Georgia President Charles L. Ruffin to serve on the 45,000-member organization’s Board of Governors and was installed June 22 during its Annual Meeting.

Evans will serve in the Atlanta Judicial Circuit, Post 17 seat on the board. He earned his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in 1983.
Chair of his firm’s financial institution practice, Evans handles high-profile, complex litigation matters in state and federal courts throughout the U.S. for some of the largest companies in the world. In addition, Evans serves as co-chair of the Georgia Judicial Nominating Commission, which recommends candidates for appointments to fill open judgeships in Georgia.

He is a former general counsel to the Georgia Republican Party and has served as outside counsel to two former speakers of the U.S. House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert and Newt Gingrich. He is a frequent lecturer and author on the subjects of professional liability and ethics, government ethics and politics.

The Board of Governors is the 160-member policymaking authority of the State Bar, with representation from each of Georgia’s judicial circuits. The board holds regular meetings five times per year.


The State Bar of Georgia, with offices in Atlanta, Savannah and Tifton, was established in 1964 by Georgia’s Supreme Court as the successor to the voluntary Georgia Bar Association, founded in 1884. All lawyers licensed to practice in Georgia belong to the State Bar. Its more than 45,000 members work together to strengthen the constitutional promise of justice for all, promote principles of duty and public service among Georgia’s lawyers, and administer a strict code of legal ethics.