Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge, Place 25
Roderick “Rod” Evans
Date of birth: Aug. 10, 1985; age 30
Political experience: None
Professional experience: Associate attorney, Paden & Paden P.C., 2010-present; clerk, Davenport, Lavetter & Cleckler P.C., 2009-2010; clerk, 10th Judicial Circuit for Judge Caryl P. Privett, 2009; assistant & volunteer coordinator, Alabama Center for Law & Civic Education Project, 2007-2008.
Civic experience: Member, Bessemer Chamber of Commerce board, 2013-present; treasurer, Bessemer Area YMCA board, 2014-present; LECP project assistant/volunteer coordinator, Alabama Center for Law and Civic Education, 2007-2008; member, volunteer, worship leader and small group leader, Mountaintop Community Church, 2009-present; member and speaker Regional Leadership Institute Inc.
Education: Cumberland School of Law, juris doctorate, 2010; Samford University, bachelor’s in political science, 2007.
Top contributors: Paden & Paden P.C., $1,500; Starnes Davis Florie LLP, $1,000; H. Wheeler, $1,000; Robert B. Pace, $500; Patricia Murray, $500
Qualifications: Evans said he believes it is important for people to have a fair chance when they enter the courtroom. He has pursued cases in municipal, probate, district, circuit and appellate state courts and in federal courts and said that experience, along with his work in the community, give him a fresh and dynamic perspective for the bench.