Boyd & Jenerette Welcomes Joseph D. Jordan to the Firm

June 28, 2024 by on News

Joseph D. Jordan
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Joseph D. Jordan (“Joe”) grew up in Columbus, Ohio. Joe is currently an associate at Boyd & Jenerette in the Workers’ Compensation practice group, with a focus on Defense Base Act claims.

Joe attended college at Morehead State University on a Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship. While in school Joe was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, as well as being the President (Company Commander) of the Raider Company. Upon graduating from Morehead, Joe was commissioned into the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant.

Joe attended Officer Basic Course in Aberdeen, MD, and was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, 1st Brigade Combat Team. While with the 101st, Joe held numerous leadership positions ranging from Assistant Operations Officer to Company Commander. Joe deployed to Iraq twice and Afghanistan once, receiving two Bronze Stars and a Combat Action Badge for his service. In 2012, Joe was honorably discharged from the Army and attended law school.

During law school, Joe was a member of the Student Legal Education Committee and Vice President of the Christian Legal Society. Joe also served as an Academic Assistant to the foreign LL.M. students. Immediately following his graduation from law school, Joe accepted a position as a Presidential Management Fellow with the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

After three years with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Joe briefly worked for the Air Force as an attorney. Following his work for the Air Force, Joe provided legal representation in relation to Security Clearance Law, Military Discharge Upgrades, and Merit Systems Protection Board cases.

Joe then worked as a Personal Injury Attorney, handling a large caseload of personal injury cases. Subsequently, Joe worked at another firm where a wide variety of legal actions were handled, including divorce, paternity, adoption, and estate planning matters, among others. Joe became very adept at handling difficult clients. Later, Joe decided to return to work for the Federal Government with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as an Equal Opportunity Specialist. At the USDA, Joe was responsible for conducting compliance reviews on colleges, with a primary focus on working with Tribal Colleges and Hispanic-Serving Institutions.

Joe’s background gives him unique insight into Defense Base Act claims, and his experience as a soldier, government employee, and civilian allows him to have multiple beneficial perspectives on matters.

Away from work, Joe enjoys spending time with his wife and son, reading, golfing, and watching football.

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