Attorney Sadiyah A. Evangelista
Wife, Mother, Sister, Attorney, Activist
Sadiyah Evangelista has been a member of the Texas Bar since April 2002. After graduating from Texas A&M in 1997, she went on to receive her Juris Doctorate from Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University in 2001. Upon graduation from law school, she didn’t immediately start practicing law school, but instead, enhanced her career working in politics and social activism. Sadiyah served as the Immigration Liaison for Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee from 1999-2001, worked for United States President Bill Clinton on his advance team in 1998, and served as Chief of Staff for Council Member Carroll G. Robinson At Large Position 5 from 2001 to 2004. Attorney Evangelista also worked as a Visiting Professor for the Barbara Jordan School of Public Policy for Texas Southern University from 2005 to 2006 teaching undergraduate law-related classes.
In 2004, she opened the Law Office of Sadiyah Evangelista and has passionately been working ever since as a criminal defense attorney, specializing in misdemeanors and felonies both on the state and federal level. She is known in her legal community as the “Godly Warrior Lawyer”.
Sadiyah is also the Board President for ACTION CDC – Accepting Challenges To Improve Our Neighborhoods, Community Development Corporation; Co-founder and President of Striving in Society to Achieve Sisterhood (S.I.S.T.A.S) and board member of Respect Inc. In 2015, Sadiyah joined forces with other powerful women to help found, Queendom Come, Inc.. QCI is a non-profit organization with its mission and purpose to empower and elevate the female to live her purpose on purpose with grace and finesse as the Queen that she is. Sadiyah is also one of the lead community activists in the Millions More Movement – Ministry of Justice, in which she was involved in publicizing and organizing around the Michael Bell (Jenna Six) case and many others like it locally and nationally.