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Honors & Awards
- Emerge America 2015 Emerging Leader Award
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky, 2008
U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky, 2008
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2009
University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee, J.D., 2000
- Honors: Dean's Citation recipient
Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia, B.A., 1997
- Major: Social Work
Since the beginning of my law practice I have been very focused on government related work. I became a lawyer to help people. I saw that there were issues with the laws and I wanted to be a voice, whether that be working on policy issues or changing the laws for the greater good. My internal drive to make a large impact led me to focus on practice areas that support the community. These include regulatory & licensing, government investigations, criminal defense, boards and commission governance, corporate counsel, nonprofit institutions and associations, business and commercial litigation, affordable housing law, as well as professional liability, and election law. I am also a certified mediator, available to assist people in resolving disputes to avoid litigation or to help resolve litigation already pending.
MORE THAN MCBRAYER
In 2015 I was elected to serve my first term as Council Member of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council for the 6th District. The best thing about serving the community as a council member is being the voice of people. I am honored to serve the community and be the connection to government. It is a privilege to lead the city of Lexington and give back to the community that raised me.
I began my legal career as a Public Defender in Lexington representing adults and juveniles in both District and Circuit Court. Prior to joining McBrayer and being elected as a council member, I was an Assistant Attorney General of Kentucky. As an Assistant Attorney General, I prosecuted licensees for violation of boards' statutes and regulations, interpreted and revised board statutes and regulations, directed and advised administrative staff, ensured board compliance with public records laws, drafted board opinions and correspondence, represented boards and other state agencies in civil litigation cases, trained board members and licensees, and provided legal advice and guidance to various state agencies. I held this role from October 2008 to December 2014.
In addition, I served as the Acting General Counsel for the Kentucky Real Estate Commission from July 2012 to November 2013. I was tasked with supervising and managing the legal department, providing advice and guidance on policy and enforcement matters to all KREC staff, creating and revising policies and procedures affecting the department and KREC, and assisting in the development of long-term planning strategies.
One of the things I’ve enjoyed most is the wide range of professionals I’ve worked with over the years. These include private investigators, private security companies, various counselor and therapist professionals, social workers, home inspectors, real estate agents, hearing instrument specialists, prosthetics providers, and proprietary schools. Providing relevant, critical counsel to individuals and groups that have come together around a common purpose is where I thrive.
I am proud of my devotion to community service and humanitarian work. In addition to serving as a Council Member of the 6th District for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, my volunteer efforts include mentoring women on spiritual growth and economic stability as well as offering after school activities for orphaned girls at Zion Project in Gulu, Uganda.
I also participated in two Expert Meetings hosted by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna, Austria, where I have been acknowledged for valuable suggestions and contributions to the following: United Nations Criminal Justice Handbook Series, Introductory Handbook on State Regulation Concerning Civilian Private Security Services and Their Contribution to Crime Prevention and Community Safety (2014), and United Nations Criminal Justice Handbook Series, Introductory Handbook on the Prevention of Recidivism and the Social Reintegration of Offenders (2012).
- Certified Mediator
- Kentucky Bar Association, Member, 2001 - Present
- International Association of Security & Investigative Regulators (IASIR), Board of Directors, 2012-2014
- National Association Secretary of State, Company Formation Task Force, Member, 2007-2008
- Capital Murder training, Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy, 2006
News & Insights
- United Nations Criminal Justice Handbook Series, Introductory Handbook on State Regulation Concerning Civilian Private Security Services and Their Contribution to Crime Prevention and Community Safety, May 2014
- United Nations Criminal Justice Handbook Series, Introductory Handbook on the Prevention of Recidivism and the Social Reintegration of Offenders, 2012
- Kentucky Leader - Angela C. Evans - LFUCG Urban County Council
- Angela C. Evans - Attorney Biography
Within the area of Affordable Housing I mainly represent Kentucky Housing Corporation, which helps foster the accessibility of affordable housing throughout the Commonwealth. Affordable housing simply means housing the average citizen can afford and it comes in various forms: single homes, multi-family units, apartment complexes and manufactured housing. Through different programs and grants administered by KHC, individuals can finance their homes, obtain financial assistance when in jeopardy of losing their homes, and housing providers can gain assistance to increase the availability of affordable housing. Our legal team is knowledgeable about every facet of the process, including tax credit financing, federal and state grants, and housing development projects through HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) and RD (U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Services, Rural Development). We are skilled at addressing community concerns and working with local officials to show that the higher use of the property is an appropriate use that addresses both community and business needs. We have cultivated relationships with decision-makers at all levels of government to get projects off the ground and shepherd them to completion. A value that I bring to my clients is that I have been on the other side of the table with regards to the highly regulated and extensive review and approvals by federal, state and local government officials. I focus on administrative and corporate matters and am able to anticipate the concerns of government officials and respond appropriately.