Honorable David Evans

Dallas, Texas

Judge Evans donated one of his kidneys to retired Chief Justice Carolyn Wright and now advocates for living organ donations. Judge Evans is 60+ years of age and has been married for over 40+ years. Judge Evans also has two adult children. He is an enthusiastic hunter, hiker and cook.

Education  + -

  • Souther Methodist University Dedman School of Law
    J.D.   1984
  • University of Connecticut
    B.A., Cum Laude Philosophy & Greek   1977
  • Dallas Theological Seminary
    Hebrew & Greek Studies   1977 - 1981

Experience  + -

  • Fifth Cour of Appeals; Appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott
    Justice   2019 - Current
  • 95th Judicial District Court; Appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott
    District Judge   Mar. 2019 - Nov. 2019
  • Fifth Court of Appeals
    Visiting Judge   Jan. 2019 - Mar. 2019
  • Dallas & Collins Counties
    Visitng Trial Judge   Jan. 2019 - Mar. 2019
  • Fifth Court of Appeals
    Justice   2013 - 2018
  • Law Office of David Evans
    Mediation, Arbitration, Appellate & Civil Litigation   2010 - 2012
  • Law office of Stephen Malouf, PC
    Of Counsel; Business Litigation   2007 - 2010
  • 193rd Judicial District Court, Dallas, Texas
    District Judge   1999 - 2006
  • County Court of Dallas County at Law No. 1
    Judge   1995 - 1998
  • David Evans Attorney at Law
    Solo Practice; Business Litigation   1987 - 1994
  • Haynes & Boone, Dallas, Texas
    Associate   1984 - 1987

Memberships & Affiliations  + -

  • William "Mac" Taylor Inn of Court
    Serjeant of the Inn   2020
  • Dallas County Commissioners Court
    Resolution Supporting Living Organ Donations   2019
  • William "Mac" Taylor Inn of Court
    Master of the Bench   2017 - Current
  • Patrick Higginbotham Inn of American Inns of Court
    Barrister   1996 - 1998
  • Texas Bar Foundation
    Life Fellow   1998
  • Dallas Bar Foundation
    Life Fellow   2006 - Current
  • Texas Center for the Judiciary
    Member, Curriculum Committee   2002 - 2003
  • Texas College for Judicial Studies
    Instructor   May 2002; May 2003
  • Trial Techniques Program, Emory University Law School
    Adjunct Instructor in Law   1998; 2000
  • Dallas County Juvenile Board
    Member   2004, 2005, 2006
  • Dallas County Juvenile Justice Charter School Board
    Member   2004, 2005, 2006
  • Dallas Adoption Day
    Presided over Saturday adoptions   2006
  • Court Cases of Convenience of Parties in Poverty & Near Poverty Cases
    Presided over Evening Cases
  • Cedar Ridge Preserve
    Trail Steward   2012 - Current
  • Audubon - Dallas
    Member, Board of Directors   2016 - 2020

Honors & Awards  + -

  • Hero Award, American Board of Trial Advocates, Dallas
    2019
  • Trial Judge of the Year 2005, American Board of Trial Advocates, Dallas
  • Outstanding Judicial Pro Bono Services, Dallas Bar Association & Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
    2002

Speaking / Authoring / Seminars  + -

  • Program Director, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, 2013
  • Lecture and paper: Civil Evidence and Discovery - Supreme Court and Appellate Court Update, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, 2011, 2012
  • Mock Trial Presentation at The Academy of American and International Law of The Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law a division of The Center for American and International Law, 2002 -2010, 2012, 2013
  • Lecture, Publicly Available Discovery (And Other Secrets), State Bar of Texas, 23rd Annual Litigation Update, February 2007
  • Lecture: Trying the Construction Lawsuit - The View from the Bench, State Bar of Texas, Annual Construction Law Conference, March 2007
  • Lecture: Saturday Morning In Court, Univ. Houston Law Foundation, May 2005; May 2006
  • Lecture and Paper: Saturday Morning In Court, Univ. Houston Law Foundation, May 2005; May 2006
  • Lecture, Exemplary Damages [ under HB4 ], 2005 Judicial Section Annual Conference, Texas Center for the Judiciary, Sept. 2005
  • Panel Presentation, Judicial Perspectives on Employment Law, Employment Law Section, Dallas Bar Association, Jan. 20, 2005
  • Panel Presentation: Technology in the Courtroom, Litigation in the High Tech Industry, State Bar of Texas, March 5, 2004
  • Lecture, Observations from the Bench and Bar about Voir Dire, Trial Skills Study Group, Dallas Bar Association, Sept. 10, 2004
  • Lecture and paper: "Fun on Friday Afternoons" - Judicial Forms & Outlines for Temporary Restraining Orders and Temporary Injunctions, Texas College for Judicial Studies of the Texas Center for the Judiciary, May 8, 2003
  • Trial Presentation at Suing and Defending Governmental Entities 2002, State Bar of Texas, July 25-26, 2002
  • Lecture and paper: "Post Judgment: It's Not over 'Til It's Over" - Judicial Forms for Post Judgment Collection Remedies, Texas College for Judicial Studies of the
    Texas Center for the Judiciary, May 24, 2002
  • Lecture, Observations from the Bench and Bar about Voir Dire, Trial Skills Study Group (initial meeting), Dallas Bar Association, Jan. 15, 2002
  • Lecture: Alternative Dispute Resolution, SMU, Feb. 21, 2000
  • Lecture: Mediation in Courts of Changed Jurisdiction and Case Loads, 1999
  • Lecture and Paper: Internet Jurisdiction - Personal Jurisdiction in Texas Courts Resulting from Use of the Internet, Wednesday, March 24, 1999
  • Lecture: Tips from the Bench Regarding Personal Injury Trials
  • Lecture and Paper: "That Thing You Do So Well" Infrequently-Default Judgments & Extraordinary Remedies at the Commencement of Suit, Irving Bar Association, 1997
  • The Jurisdiction of the Dallas County Civil Courts, Dallas Bar Association's "Friday Clinic" at the Belo Mansion, Friday, December 5, 1997
  • Draft article: Jurisdiction of Texas Courts - Personal & Subject Matter Jurisdiction and Special Appearance Practice, Texas Civil Litigation Guide, for Inns of Court publishing project, Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, June 2, 1997
  • Lecture and papers: Commercial Litigation after Judgment: ''Now What Do We Do?" The Use of Turnover Orders in Commercial Litigation, Business Litigation Section, Dallas Bar Association, July, 1992; updated for Dallas Bar Association's "Friday Clinic," September, December 1995