Location: Portland, ME
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (207) 775-4255
Jordan graduated from the University of Maine School of Law, where she was an active member of the community and served in many leadership roles. As a law student, Jordan served as a teaching assistant for the Legal Research & Writing program as well as practiced as a student attorney with Kids Legal at Pine Tree Legal Associates, which provided her practical, hands-on experience advocating for clients, while also strengthening her analytical and writing skills. As the Head Case Note & Comment Editor of the Maine Law Review, Jordan helped student writers produce focused legal research and commentary. She also competed as a part of the Maine Law Moot Court Team, from which her team won first place and was awarded the “Best Brief” at the prestigious Craven Moot Court Competition, held annually at the University of North Carolina. Outside of the law school, Jordan practiced as a student attorney for the Cumberland County District Attorney's Office, where she drafted charging documents, negotiated plea dispositions, assisted prosecutors in preparing felony prosecutions, and argued an appellate case in front of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.
Prior to law school, Jordan worked in the field of education. Upon graduating from the University of Vermont, she taught at Gould Academy, where she was a teacher, advisor, and coach for students in grades 9-12. Then, she transitioned to the elementary level and taught fourth grade at Elm Street School in Mechanic Falls. Having worked in both the public and private spheres, her experiences highlighted the obvious equity gap in education and pushed her to want to utilize her voice and writing skills to help others, which subsequently motivated her to go to law school. Jordan's time teaching taught her how to listen carefully, communicate effectively, and how to efficiently and effectively identify, assess, and meet individuals' needs.
Jordan was born in Anchorage, Alaska, but spent much of her childhood in Bethel, Maine. She now resides in Portland and enjoys mountain biking, skiing, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends.
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
- Criminal Defense
- Civil Rights
- Personal Injury
- U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
- University of Maine School of Law, Portland, Maine
- J.D. – 2020
- University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
- Bachelor of Science – 2014
- Major: Elementary Education with concentrations in English & Psychology
- Comment, A Meeting of the Minds: Utilizing Maine's State Education System to Promote the Success of its Native Students while Maintaining Tribal Sovereignty, 72 Me. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2020).
HONORS & AWARDS:
- Head Case Note & Comment Editor, Maine Law Review, 2019-2020
- First Place Team, J. Braxton Craven, Jr. Memorial Moot Court Competition, 2019
- Best Brief, J. Braxton Craven, Jr. Memorial Moot Court Competition, 2019