Jordan M. Spanner
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.
- J.D., magna cum laude, Campbell University School of Law, 2018; Campbell Law Review, Chief Comments Editor
- Publication: In re R.R.N.: Redefining "Caretaker" for North Carolina Child Protective Services, 40 Campbell L. Rev 265 (2018)
- B.S.W., summa cum laude, North Carolina State University, 2008
Honors and Distinctions*
- "40 & Under List," Benchmark Litigation, 2022
Professional and Community Affiliations
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Wake County Bar Association: Membership Committee, 2023
Admitted to Practice
- North Carolina, 2018
- United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina
* Please see the following websites for an explanation of the membership standards for the following recognitions: www.bestlawyers.com; businessnc.com/special-sections/legal-elite/; and www.superlawyers.com/north-carolina.
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