Evan Coleman is a litigation attorney with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Employment and Labor Law Unit, where he manages all aspects of the Agency’s employment litigation matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).
Before joining DOI, Evan worked for the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) as a civil rights attorney. There, he helped enforce federal civil rights laws by investigating complaints of discrimination. This included conducting mediations, interviewing witnesses, negotiating resolution agreements, and monitoring compliance. Prior to his investigation work with DOE, he worked as an attorney advisor and investigator for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) in its Boston and Worcester offices. There, he investigated complaints of employment discrimination, advised a team of investigators on legal issues, and conducted preliminary hearings on appeals from findings of Lack of Probable Cause appeals.
Evan received his B.A. from Wesleyan University and J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law. While in law school, he was an articles editor for the Connecticut Public Interest Law Journal and received numerous awards, including the Alvin Pudlin Memorial First Amendment Award presented to a student who advances the understanding and appreciation of the rights secured by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Evan is a volunteer with the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation’s Profiles in Courage Essay Contest, where every year he reads high school students’ original essays that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. Evan is also a pro bono attorney for the Women Bar Foundation of Massachusetts’ Family Law Project where he has represented survivors of domestic violence in family law cases.
le heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment. I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth. Thousand unknown plants are noticed by me. When I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless.