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Orinda Dale Evans

Orinda Dale Evans, American federal judge. Bar: Georgia 1968. Recipient Distinguished award Better Business Bureau, 1972. Member Atlanta Bar Association (director 1979).

Background

  • Evans, Orinda Dale was born on April 23, 1943 in Savannah, Georgia, United States. Daughter of Thomas and Virginia Elizabeth (Grieco) Evans.

  • Education

    • AB, Duke University, 1965. Juris Doctor with distinction, Emory University, 1968.

    Career

    • Associate Fisher & Phillips, Altanta, 1968-1969, Alston, Miller & Gaines, Atlanta, 1969-1974, partner, 1974-1979. Judge United States Dist Court (northern district) Georgia, 1979—2008, chief judge, 1999—2006, senior judge, since 2008. Adjunct professor Emory University Law School, 1974-1977.

      Counsel Atlanta Crime Commission, 1970-1971.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Georgia 1968.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member Atlanta Bar Association (director 1979).

    Connections

    • Married Roberts O. Bennett, April 12, 1975. Children: Wells Cooper, Elizabeth Thomas.
    • father: Thomas Evans
    • mother: Virginia Elizabeth (Grieco) Evans
    • spouse: Roberts O. Bennett
    • children: Wells Cooper Evans
    • Elizabeth Thomas Evans
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    Born April 23, 1943
    (age 74)
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