Candidate for Bucks County Judge
Jordan has practiced law for the over 26 years and has broad litigation experience. As a partner at Curtin & Heefner LLP, he chairs the firm’s Public Sector, Environmental and Appellate practice groups and serves as a member of the firm’s Management Committee. His current focus includes the areas of appellate litigation, zoning and land use, municipal law, and environmental and constitutional law where he is a nationally recognized litigator. Jordan has trial court experience in 23 counties throughout Pennsylvania and serves as solicitor and special counsel to municipalities across Bucks County and the state.
In 2013, Jordan achieved a landmark victory in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, winning the first case in history declaring a state law unconstitutional because it violated the environmental rights of Pennsylvanians. His advocacy is credited with breathing life into the Pennsylvania Constitution’s Environmental Rights Amendment and ushering in a new era of environmental jurisprudence. He is a recipient of the Florence Neilson Environmental Leadership Award from Clean Water Action and has been repeatedly recognized by his peers as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.
Respected, broad-based legal experience:
- Partner, Curtin & Heefner LLP. Management Committee. Chair of Public Sector, Environmental, and Appellate practice groups.
- Peer-recognized PA Super Lawyer (2013-2019); Lawyer on the Fast Track Award (2006).
- Frequent lecturer (Yale Law School, Columbia Law School, PA Bar Institute) and author.
- Solicitor for Solebury and Nockamixon Townships, Doylestown and Yardley Boroughs.
- Broad experience litigating a wide range of cases, including constitutional law, civil rights, employment, labor, environmental law, land use and zoning, municipal, personal injury, professional malpractice, contracts, criminal, domestic relations, and real estate matters.
- Trial court experience in 23 counties throughout Pennsylvania.
- Practiced with firms in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and the Lehigh Valley.
Environmental rights advocacy:
- Achieved landmark victory in the PA Supreme Court, giving life to the PA Constitution’s Environmental Rights Amendment, winning the first case in history to have a state law declared unconstitutional because it violated the environmental rights of Pennsylvania residents.
- Lead outside counsel for the Delaware Riverkeeper Network, defeating Act 13, fighting the PennEast Pipeline, FERC abuses of power, and fracking and related fossil fuel infrastructure throughout Pennsylvania.
- Advocate on behalf of communities across Bucks County and the Commonwealth.
- Recipient, Florence Neilson Environmental Leadership Award from Clean Water Action.
- Featured in the books Amity and Prosperity, and The Green Amendment.
Civil rights advocacy:
- Successfully defended the City of Pittsburgh’s authority to require employers to provide paid sick leave.
- Over 15 years handling employment discrimination and civil rights litigation, securing justice on behalf of clients, such as: female employee of car dealership in federal court sexual harassment claim; female police officer candidate in federal court gender discrimination claim involving statistical evidence related to physical fitness requirements; police officer in First Amendment retaliation claim against city; female and African American corrections officers in federal employment discrimination and retaliation claims; and female construction worker who was deprived equal pay.
Professional leadership and service:
- Board of Directors, Bucks County Bar Association.
- Former Board Member, Keystone Research Center.
- Former Board Member, Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services.
- Former lead counsel, Bucks County election protection legal teams.