Jordan M. Spanner

Litigation Attorney
Ward and Smith, P.A.
919.277.9133 Fax 919.277.9177
Post Office Box 33009, Raleigh, NC 27636-3009

Jordan helps clients navigate complex disputes related to business, intellectual property, and trusts and estates matters.  She is skilled at interpreting statutory and regulatory schemes, contracts, and other legal documents.  She is also experienced in evaluating pleadings, motions, and briefs, which allows her to work with individuals and businesses in all phases of the litigation process, including pre-trial investigations, preparation of pleadings, discovery, and trial.

Before joining Ward and Smith, Jordan was a law clerk to the Honorable Marilyn J. Horan, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania.  In that role, Jordan gained substantial experience in legal research, analysis, and writing, as well as courtroom management.  She also organized and managed the chambers internship program.

Prior to law school, Jordan had a career as a child welfare social worker.  She investigated reports of child abuse, neglect, and dependency, which required interviewing children, families, and other community members, working with law enforcement, and preparing cases for court.


Honors and Distinctions*

  • "40 & Under List," Benchmark Litigation, 2022, 2023

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Monroe Camp and Retreat Center, Board of Directors Member, 2024-2027
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Wake County Bar Association: Membership Committee, Lawyer Support Subcommittee co-chair, 2023-24

Admitted to Practice

  • North Carolina, 2018
  • United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina


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  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Legal Elite Business North Carolina 2024
  • Super Lawyers 2021
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers 2023
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers 20234

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