As a partner in Arnstein & Lehr LLP’s Chicago office, Mr. Eveland’s litigation practice focuses on all aspects of business disputes, premises and product liability defense, class actions, and complex insurance matters, in fields such as real estate, manufacturing, higher education, risk management, employment, and governmental law. He is often retained by a variety of clients given his track record and savvy in the courtroom. Many of the clients who seek his counsel are involved in high-profile litigation and complex business disputes.
Mr. Eveland is actively involved in the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and Chicago Bar Association. He is a past chair of the ISBA’s Diversity Leadership Council, a past chair of the ISBA’s Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, and a past chair of the CBA’s Committee on LGBT Rights. Mr. Eveland has also served as a board member for the following esteemed organizations: AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Equality Illinois, Test Positive Aware Network, the National LGBT Bar Association, and the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago.
Mr. Eveland earned recognition as a 2016 Forty Under 40 honoree by Chicago Lawyer magazine and a 2016 “Rising Star” by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA). He is the 2015 recipient of Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Advocacy Coach of the Year Award. He also received the National LGBT Bar Association’s annual Best LGBT Lawyers under 40 Award in 2011, recognizing his professional and civic contributions. Additionally, Mr. Eveland is a 2007 recipient of the Windy City Media Group’s annual “Thirty Under Thirty in Chicago” award recognizing his professional achievements and community involvement, and he has been named a 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Illinois Rising Star. Illinois Super Lawyers® “Rising Stars” is a peer review designation published by Thomson Reuters. Prior to joining the practice of law, Mr. Eveland managed a not-for-profit educational foundation that provided insurance and risk management services to colleges, universities and fraternal organizations.
Mr. Eveland served as an instructor for Loyola University Chicago’s ABA Moot Court Team for nine years. While in law school, Mr. Eveland was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, where he garnered the Award for Most Outstanding Advocate of the Year at the National ABA Moot Court Competition. He also won the Intraschool Moot Court Competition, was appointed to the National Moot Court Team, and earned Dean’s List honors, including the Cooney Conway Fellowship.
Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D., 2004)
University of North Alabama (B.S. magna cum laude, 1999)
State of Illinois
State of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Federal Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin