About Jake Evans2021-02-21T16:29:28+00:00

Jake’s Story

Jake Evans is an attorney, public servant, and community leader in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jake grew up in a small town on the Westside of Atlanta, Georgia called Lithia Springs. Jake followed his Georgia roots and attended his dream school, The University of Georgia, for both undergrad and law school.

Following law school, Jake began practicing law in Atlanta, Georgia, and is a Partner at Holland & Knight LLP, an AMLaw 50 international law firm. Jake serves as a high-level problem solver for his clients, who bring him their most complex and important problems, from regulatory to litigation to business matters, that Jake solves.

Jake is also a prominent public servant and community leader. He serves as Chairman of Georgia’s State Ethics Commission (formally the Georgia Government Transparency & Campaign Finance Commission), which Jake, along with the help of many others, has established as respected and focused agency that ensures Georgia voters know where money flows in Georgia politics. Jake is the current Chairman of the Republican National Lawyers Association’s Georgia Chapter and the Georgia Republican Party’s Elections Competence Task Force, and is the Immediate Past President of the Atlanta Young Republicans, the largest YR Chapter in the country which Jake helped establish as a nationally-acclaimed and award winning organization. Jake also serves on Georgia Advisory Council to the United Commission on Civil Rights, the Atlanta Ballet’s Advisory Council, Georgia’s Bipartisan Task Force for Safe, Secure and Accessible Elections and the Editorial Board to the State Bar of Georgia’s Bar Journal.

Jake has been blessed to win many awards for his work, but Jake, most importantly, seeks to take bold, decisive, and thoughtful action to make tomorrow better than today, for everyone.

Awards & Recognitions: 

  • Atlanta 500 Most Powerful Leaders: Professionals, Atlanta Magazine, 2021
  • The 2020 Most Influential Georgians, James Magazine, 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Atlanta Commercial Litigation, ‘Ones to Watch’, 2021
  • The Legal 500 USA, Government Relations, 2019
  • Georgia Legal Elite, Georgia Trend magazine, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Rising Star, Georgia Super Lawyers magazine, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • One of Georgia’s Most Influential Politically-Connected Attorneys, James Magazine, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Outstanding Atlanta 50th Anniversary Honoree, 2018
  • On the Rise Class, ALM Daily Report, 2018
  • 40 Under 40, Atlanta Business Chronicle, 2018
  • Outstanding Atlanta Class Honoree, 2018
  • Man of the Year, Georgia Young Republicans, 2018
  • Award of Achievement, State Bar of Georgia, YLD, 2017
  • Winter Star of the Quarter, State Bar of Georgia, YLD, 2017
  • Outstanding Young Leadership Award, State Bar of Georgia, YLD Litigation Committee, 2015
  • United States Young Opinion Leader’s Delegation to the Republic of China (Taiwan), 2019
  • Conservative Policy Leadership Institute Participant, 2020
  • Republican Leadership for Georgia Graduate, 2019
  • LEAD Atlanta Graduate, 2018
  • Leadership Buckhead Graduate, 2017
  • Georgia Bar Leadership Academy Graduate, 2014

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“We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”

– Aristotle

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Phone: (404) 817-8438

Email: jake.evans@hklaw.com


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