Evan Coleman



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.