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Hon. Audrey R. Evans

United States Bankruptcy Judge (Retired)

Little Rock, AR

Class: X (1999)Circuit: Eighth


University of Texas at Austin, B.A., cum laude (1967)
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, J.D., with High Honors (1983)
Admitted to Arkansas Bar (1983)

Professional Career

Judge (2002-), Chief Judge (2003-09), U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
Partner, Lax, Vaughan, Evans & Fortson, P.A.
Adjunct Professor, School of Law, University of Arkansas at Little Rock (1999)
Law Clerk for the Honorable G. Thomas Eisele, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas (1983-85)


Arkansas State Board of Law Examiners (1996-02)
Arkansas Bar Association, Task Force on Lawyer Admission and Discipline, Admission Subcommittee Chair (1998-00)
American Bankruptcy Institute
Arkansas Bar Foundation, Fellow
Congregation B'Nai Israel, Board Member (1995-01)
VOCALS (Volunteer Organization for Central Arkansas Legal Services): Chairperson (1993-95); Board Member (1998)
National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, Board of Directors for Endowment of Education (2005-10)
American College of Bankruptcy, Eighth Circuit Admissions Council
William R. Overton Inn of Court, Master


Frequent lecturer on bankruptcy for numerous professional associations, materials furnished for these presentations.


Arkansas Bar Association, Awarded "Best of CLE" (1992, 95, 97, 98)
Arkansas Business, named one of the Top 100 Women in Arkansas (1998)
Arkansas Business, Women in Leadership Award (1993)
Arkansas Times, Best Bankruptcy Attorney in the State, runnerup Reader Survey (1995, 98)
Multiple Sclerosis Leadership Award, (1995)
Pulaski County Judge of the Year, (2008)