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The Honorable
Kerry I. Evander

Judge Evander

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KERRY I. EVANDER
District Judge

 

 

SPOUSE:  Elizabeth K. Evander

 

CHILDREN: Four

 

DEGREES:  

B.A., Political Science, University of Florida, 1976,

           with Honors;

J.D., University of Florida, 1980, with Honors.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Judge, Fifth District Court of Appeal,
           July, 2006 – Present;

Circuit Judge, Eighteenth Judicial Circuit,

           January, 1993 – June, 2006;

County Judge, Brevard County,

           May, 1989 – January 1993;

Gleason, Barlow, & Evander, P.A., Indialantic, FL,

           February, 1988 – May 1989;

Associate Professor, Mississippi College of Law,

           Jackson, MS, August, 1986 – May, 1987;

Reinman, Harrell, et al., March, 1980 – August, 1986,

           May 1987 – January 1988.

 

JUDICIAL LEADERSHIP POSITIONS:

Chief Judge, Eighteenth Circuit,

           July, 2005 – June, 2006;

Administrative Judge for Brevard County,

           July 2003 – June, 2005;

Family Administrative Judge,

           June, 1995 – December, 1998;

County Court Administrative Judge,

           July, 1991 – January, 1993.

 

OTHER LEGAL ACTIVITIES:

Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission,

          September, 2011 – Present

Florida Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee,

          June, 2007 – August, 2011

Florida Supreme Court Steering Committee on Families

           and Children in the Court,

           July, 2002 – June 2005;

Florida Supreme Court Children's Improvement

           Committee, July, 2000 – June, 2001;

Florida Supreme Court Dependency Court

           Improvement Committee,

           July, 1999 – June, 2000;

Florida Supreme Court Family Court Steering

           Committee, July, 1998 – June, 2000;

Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court,

           September, 1992 – May, 2005 

           (President, May, 1995 – May, 1997);

Brevard County Bar Association.

 

AWARDS AND HONORS:

Governor/Florida Supreme Court Award for Outstanding

           Child Advocacy (2000);

Williams/Johnson Outstanding Jurist Award (1998);

Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency

           Outstanding Jurist Award (1993);

Managing Editor of Law Review; Order of the Coif.

 

CIVIC ACTIVITIES:

First United Methodist Church of Melbourne

           (Past Chairman of Staff – Parish Committee;

           Past Member of Leadership Council,

           Youth Leader);

Indialantic Youth Soccer League, Board of Directors,

           January, 1991 – May, 1994;

Youth Basketball and Soccer Coach

           (numerous seasons).