Log In

Orinda Dale Evans Edit Profile

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


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


Bachelor of Arts, Duke U., 1965;Juris Doctor with distinction, Emory University, 1968.


Born in Savannah, Georgia, Evans received an A.B. from Duke University in 1965 and a J.D. from Emory University School of Law in 1968. She was in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia from 1968 to 1979. She served as counsel to the Atlanta Crime Commission from 1970 to 1971, and was an adjunct professor of law at Emory from 1974 to 1977.

On June 5, 1979, Evans was nominated by President Jimmy Carter to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia vacated by Albert J. Henderson. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 23, 1979, and received her commission on July 24, 1979. She served as chief judge from 1999 to 2006, when District Judge Jack Camp became chief judge.

Evans assumed senior status on December 31, 2008. On Feb. 14, 2008, Evans sentenced tax protestor Sherry Jackson to four consecutive prison terms of 12 months each. On May 11, 2012, Evans decided the Cambridge University Press v.

Becker case, ultimately determining that Georgia State University was the prevailing party and awarding attorneys' fees to GSU from the plaintiffs (Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and SAGE Publications).


Member Atlanta Bar Association (director) 1979).


Married Roberts O. Bennett, April 12, 1975. Children: Wells Cooper, Elizabeth Thomas.