Jordan focuses her practice on complex product liability litigation with an emphasis on tobacco, especially Engle-progeny cases. As a member of Shook’s Engle team, she drafts motions and helps to prepare witnesses for trial and depositions in smoking-and-health cases.
Jordan has honed her writing skills through her current role drafting motions as well as her activities in law school. She worked on the Kansas Law Review, where she managed the student note and comment writing process, working with staff writers to develop their work into publication-ready pieces. Jordan also received the Payne and Jones Lawyering Award for writing the best memorandum in her class subsection.
Jordan regularly seeks opportunities to mentor others. Before attending law school, she worked at a charter school in Boston, Massachusetts, where she tutored low-income middle-school students in math and English and helped with school operations. Jordan also used her teaching and mentoring skills in law school by serving as a teaching assistant for a first-year class on research, writing and oral advocacy. During the same period, she volunteered with the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence, where she helped with the after-school program of a local elementary school.
Publications and Presentations
Defending Pro Se Litigation: Tricks of the Trade, Update of the Law CLE, Kansas City, Missouri, June 22, 2017 (with David Northrip, David Swaney and Michael Walden).
Michael Walden, David Northrip, Jordan Carter and David Swaney, Keeping Pro Se Litigants at Bay, Law360, December 19, 2016.