Brandon Wesley Evans

Brandon Wesley Evans

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Biography:
Brandon Evans understands the importance of employee rights.  Brandon's first career was as a union electrician. He worked hard in this skilled trade until an injury forced him to change careers.  Brandon went back to school, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Illinois at Springfield.   He then went on to study both philosophy and law at Northern Illinois University.  While earning his Master of Arts degree in philosophy, Brandon focused on race, gender, disability, and feminist epistemologies.  As a law student, Brandon was an Editor for the University's Law Review, as well as a research assistant and graduate teaching assistant.  While obtaining his Juris Doctor, Brandon also completed a variety of interdisciplinary coursework emphasizing feminist legal theory and philosophy of race and gender, earning a graduate certificate in Law and Women's and Gender Studies. 

During law school, Brandon interned at the Illinois Appellate Defender's Office and the Knox County States Attorney's Office. He also interned with the Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic in Rockford, providing free legal assistance to indigent women and their children to seek plenary orders of protection from intimate partner violence. Immediately after law school, Brandon began working as an Assistant State's Attorney for Peoria County before finding his passion at Athena Herman Law, where he focuses his energy and skills on advocating for workers and protecting their civil rights. 

J.D. Northern Illinois University College of Law, Magna Cum Laude
M.A. (Philosophy) Northern Illinois University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
B.A. (Philosophy) University of Illinois at Springfield, Summa Cum Laude
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Law
Education:
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, DeKalb, Illinois
    • J.D.
    • Law Review: Northern Illinois University Law Review, Editor
  • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
    • M.A. – 2020
Current Employment Positions:
  • Associate
Bar Admissions:
  • Illinois, 2020