Booker T. Evans, Jr., a prominent white collar criminal defense attorney and commercial litigator, will be honored by the Student Bar Association (SBA) of the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada with its Legacy of Advocacy Award on April 16 at the Barristers Ball. This will be the fourth time that this award has been presented. Previous recipients include Barbara Buckley, Mayor Oscar B. Goodman, and Dean Emeritus Richard J. Morgan. 

The Legacy of Advocacy Award celebrates an established member of the Nevada legal community who has made significant contributions to Nevada as well as to the William S. Boyd School of Law.

“I have dedicated my career to the pursuit of justice and community service,” said Mr. Evans. “It truly is an honor to be recognized with this award.”

Mr. Evans works at Ballard Spahr’s offices in Las Vegas and Phoenix, and is active in legal associations as well as on the boards of many organizations in both states that are dedicated to helping minorities, youth, and victims of domestic violence.

“Booker has an exemplary record of service to the legal profession and in the community,” said Robert C. Kim, Managing Partner of the firm’s Las Vegas office. “We are extremely proud of him for receiving this well-deserved recognition.”

The Barristers Ball, to be held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, is the law school student body’s annual year-end banquet. It is attended by students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the legal community. At the event, the SBA also will present the Legacy of Justice Award to all three judges sitting on Nevada's Inaugural Appeals Court.

“Mr. Evans’ leadership has set stellar standards for us to aspire to in our careers and personal lives,” said Keith J.D. Hightower, Vice President of the SBA. “He has been a source of great inspiration to our students.”