Sarah O’Reilly-Evans – JSU Alumnae Highlights for Women’s History Month

Sarah EvansName: Sarah O’Reilly-Evans

Graduation Year: 1976

Major: Business Administration

Current Residency: Jackson, MS

Current Employment Status: Managing Partner,

O’Reilly Evans, PLLC

Favorite quote: “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there

is no path and leave a trail.”

Attorney Sarah Alicia O’Reilly-Evans is the founding and managing partner of O’Reilly Evans, PLLC.  Attorney O’Reilly-Evans was the first African American attorney to ever represent the City of Jackson having retired as the City Attorney.  She was also the first female to serve as second in command to a mayor in Jackson, Mississippi.  Attorney O’Reilly-Evans continues to practice in the areas of civil litigation, government and administrative law, and government finance, representing government entities.

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