As newly licensed attorney, Jordan A. Carter approaches the practice of law with a sense of eagerness and urgency to fight on behalf of her clients. At seventeen years old, Jordan lost a brother in a vehicular collision. It was that tragic event that prompted Jordan to become a lawyer and fight on behalf people who may not always have the resources to fight.
As a native of Mississippi, Jordan attended a Historically Black College and University, Jackson State University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in April of 2016. It was there where Jordan became a voice for the voiceless. From developing programs centered on social justice and human rights to advocating on behalf of Jackson residents for infrastructure repair, Jordan became a voice for Jackson State students and the Jackson community at large.
Jordan graduated with honors from DePaul University College of Law located in Chicago, Illinois in May of 2019. Her advocacy skills and abilities did not go unnoticed during her law school tenure. Jordan was selected as a member of DePaul University College of Law Moot Court Society and received second-place in the Bauer Intramural Moot Court Competition. She was a research staffer for the Business and Commercial Law Journal and she served a legal research and writing teaching assistant. She also served as President of the Black Law Students Association and worked with law school administration to eradicate racial discrimination and racial disparities that students faced in the city of Chicago. She also served as the Programming Chair for the Midwest Region of the National Black Law Student Association. As Programming Chair, Jordan developed programs to assist first-year law students in navigating the rigors of law school.
Her biggest honors of all were serving as a judicial extern for the United States District Court of the Northern District of Illinois and working with the Uniform Law Commission. As a judicial extern for the Northern District of Illinois, Jordan not only was able to work closely with a federal judge, but also learn about an array of legal practice areas and advocating styles. It was there she learned the importance of written and oral advocacy. She took those learned behaviors and applied them to her work as student attorney advocating on behalf of clients with misdemeanor charges in criminal court in Chicago. As a law clerk for the Uniform Law Commission, Jordan assisted with writing state legislative policies centered on veteran’s rights, drug courts, and wage reform.
Outside of work, Jordan enjoys spending time with her family and her dog, Sir Sebastian. She also likes cooking and developing new recipes for her family and friends to try. As a true Mississippian, Jordan greets all Jim Adler clients with a smile and ready to get to work attitude. Clients can rest assured that they have an attorney that is not only available to them, but also ready and willing to advocate on their behalf.