By Tia Lynn Ivey
Local Madison Attorney Brad Evans announced his candidacy for the Superior Court judgeship this week. The position is currently held by Judge Terry N. Massey.
Evans is hoping to rally support from the local community.
“In the coming months, I look forward to speaking with each of you about my candidacy for this Superior Court position and I hope that I can count on your support and your vote,” wrote Evans in his announcement letter.
Evans began his legal career about 16 years ago, spending the vast majority of it working in the local area.
“Since 2003, with the exception of one year working in Atlanta, I have devoted my practice to the counties of the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit,” said Evans.
Evans boasts of providing diverse legal services throughout his career.
“Currently, I operate a solo general practice in Madison handling, among other matters, business litigation, probate litigation, family law, and criminal law throughout the Circuit. As with some other similarly aged attorneys, prior to the founding of the Georgia public defender system and upon my admission to practice in the Ocmulgee Circuit, I provided public defender services in the Morgan County Superior Court, Morgan County Juvenile Court, and all other Morgan County courts in addition to operating a private practice.”
Evans also worked at the City of Madison’s Municipal Court.
“I was the first solicitor for City of Madison Municipal Court and served as judge pro tem for Madison Municipal Court and Morgan County Probate Court when needed,” said Evans. “I continue to take cases pro bono or as a public defender in the Morgan County Probate Court and Madison Municipal Court. I have also served my local community by winning election to the Morgan County Board of Education with my four-year term having ended last year. I am proud to practice in the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit and I could never see myself practicing anywhere else.”
The election for Superior Court Judgeship in the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit, will be held on May 19, 2020.