Chief Judge Kerry I. Evander

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.

Legal Offices & Positions:

  • 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., February 1988 – May 1989
  • Reinman, Harrell, March 1980-August 1986 and May 1987-January 1988;
  • Associate Professor at Mississippi College of Law-August 1986-May 1987

Honors & Awards:

  • 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

Judicial & Bar Activities:

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 & 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