Mr. Eveland served as in-house General Counsel for Jersey City Public Schools and in private practice as counsel for the Roselle Board of Education. As General Counsel for Jersey City Public Schools, Mr. Eveland provided daily legal advice to the school board members, superintendent and administrators for the second largest public school district in the State. As the attorney for both Jersey City and Roselle Board of Education, he was responsible for handling and oversight of all legal matters of the district and providing daily legal advice in all areas of public education law such as labor and employment matters; tenure charges and increment withholdings; civil service requirements; monitoring of all civil litigation and workers’ compensation cases; handled all special education matters; Title IX compliance; ensured compliance public contract bidding laws, OPRA requests and Sunshine Law requirements.
Mr. Eveland also prepares and presents preventative legal counseling programs and providing legal training for board members and administrative staff (i.e., HIB, Affirmative Action, hazing, student/employee discipline, ADA workplace accommodations, etc.). He has experience representing the school districts before courts and administrative agencies.
In addition to his experience as a school board attorney, he has experience in land use matters and has served as attorney for East Hanover Land Use Planning Board, Mt. Olive Land Use Planning Board, Denville Township Planning Board and the Millburn Township Planning Board, in addition to other public sector clients and municipal governments.
Mr. Eveland also has a distinguished record of public service. He has served as the Mayor of the Borough of Florham Park (2008-2013), former Borough of Florham Park Councilman (2006-2008) and Florham Park Board of Education Member (2004-2006).