I am a 1975 graduate of Golden Valley High School in Golden Valley, MN and a 1979 graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, MA, where I was a small college All American swimmer. After college I worked for six years for a total of three daily newspapers, two in Massachusetts and a third in Wisconsin. In 1986, I started law school at the University of Minnesota Law School, where I worked for two years on the school’s law review. After graduation I worked for two years at what was then called Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi, which is – then and now – one of the most successful plaintiffs’ law firm in the country.
In 1992, I started with a small Minneapolis-based commercial law firm which is now known as Siegel Brill. That's where I learned the practice of law, largely due to the skill of my mentors and the freedom and responsibility they gave me. During my 20 years I opened and later closed two of Siegel Brill’s law offices, one in Milwaukee, WI and the second in Philadelphia, PA.
In 2012, my family moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL and I took a job with Kelley Uustal, a preeminent plaintiffs’ law firm. This was a complete circle for me, as this new law firm is, in many ways, a smaller version of the firm I first started with in 1989.
In 2016, after more than 10 years of thinking about it, I opened Jordan Lewis, P.A.Jordan's Bio
Since 1994, I have primarily litigated class actions. In class cases, a single person can challenge a practice that affected hundreds, and even hundreds of thousands, of persons, and – if she prevails – can secure relief for them.More
In today’s highly competitive market, wage theft – which involves various sharp practices that, regardless of an employer’s intent, results in under-paying employees – has become commonplace. My focus is primarily in two types of cases, both involving multi-person systemic practices.More
The same skills and disciplines that I have learned litigating class cases are involved in representing businesses. Some of these cases are brought as class cases.More
I was cocounsel on a settled case against a health care insurer involving claims that the insurer improperly and misleadingly denied covered claims due to immaterial errors by the subscribers in their claims submission.
I was cocounsel on an ERISA case that tried and went to judgment concerning the health insurer’s improper method of calculating subscribers’ coinsurance.
I was lead counsel in a case involving a claim that about 200 class members were improperly classified as independent contractors instead of employees.
I was lead counsel in an age discrimination case brought by about 50 former employees of a multi-national who were fired in multiple but related “reductions-in-force.”
What I Offer
I offer the advantages of highly sophisticated legal representation without the drawbacks and disadvantages of Big Law retention. I have worked alongside, and opposite, many of the best lawyers in America, and I’ve paid attention. I have learned from all of them, and I have the ballast and experience to, where appropriate, incorporate their good ideas and habits into my own practice.
Ultimately, most businesses will have to adopt the “Uber business model”: Ruthlessly efficient; utterly transparent; always willing to compete. Law firms will have to change to reflect this new business imperative. This law firm, I believe, reflects this new reality.
I have been lucky in my professional life to have worked on wide array of cases involving an unusual collection of claims, laws and statutes. I don’t think within the box, mostly because I rarely know where the box is. That’s usually an advantage.
I am authentic
I won’t put on airs, and I won’t pretend to be something I’m not. I am the same person at home as I am at work.
You won’t be confused
about with whom you’re working.
I am your advocate
You won’t have any doubt as to whose side I’m on.
I won’t be outworked
I know how to work, and how to work smart.