Since attending the University of Central Florida (UCF) in 2006 and then Barry University’s Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law in 2009, Jordan has remained involved with both schools. By assisting their Trial Teams and working with their Alumni he works to help future graduates in achieving their career goals.
Jordan and the teams he has coached have won multiple best attorney awards at UCF. He has recently coached multiple Barry University teams to one State and several National Championships, as well as multiple final and semi-final finishes.
A huge component of trial team competitions is teaching undergraduate and law students how to be effective attorneys and witnesses. In allowing them to perform in front of real attorneys and Judges across Orlando, Sanford, Tampa, Central Florida, and even outside of the United States he encourages the future success of the students under his tutelage.
Due to the rules associated with UCF’s Student Code of Conduct hearings, you are not entitled to formal representation at the hearing. You can act as your own advocate and question the officer or officers (usually from the University of Central Florida Police Department, the Orlando Police Department or the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.)
Additionally, you will be required to answer the questions asked of you as if you were a witness in a formal trial. Sometimes the questions you ask or the answers you give can be the difference between winning your student code of conduct hearing and losing your hearing at UCF.
Let Jordan train you in that process just like he’s trained dozens of other students for the past 8 years so that you stand the best shot at your own hearing. Jordan can prepare and provide questions for witnesses that focus on beneficial information for your case.
He can help you create exhibits, compile documents and statutes to provide to the hearing officer and create outlines of statements for your defense. For anyone too nervous to be there by themselves, the rules do allow for an adviser to be there with you. While the adviser cannot speak for you on the record, Jordan can be there with you to advise you as the case presents itself.
As an Assistant State Attorney in Orlando, Florida from 2012-2015, Jordan prosecuted thousands of criminal cases throughout Orlando and Orange County. He spent time in special units dedicated to prosecuting Driving Under the Influence Charges (DUIs), Drug Offenses, and all Misdemeanor charges.
In addition to these special units, Jordan worked on prosecuted felonies ranging from Grand Thefts and Dealing in Stolen Property to Firearm offenses, Burglaries, Aggravated Batteries, Robberies, and even Attempted Murders. He was responsible for handling thousands of hearings at the Orange County Jail (OCJ) dealing with setting bond amounts and determining the terms of release from the jail.
As part of this job, Jordan worked closely with Officers from the Orlando Police Department, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, University of Central Florida Police Department, Winter Park Police Department and other law enforcement agencies in Orange County. He received extensive training on the Prosecution of cases from Pot Possessions, Domestic Violence and Battery offenses all the way to being trained on the proper administration of Field Sobriety Exercises and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases.
Additionally, due to his knowledge and expertise, he lead training sessions on teaching other ASAs on how to handle bond hearings, and other matters as well as teaching Officers with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office how to testify in court.
Since leaving the State Attorney’s Office in Orlando, Orange County Jordan is now putting all of that knowledge and experience to your use on your criminal defense cases because as we all know, the best defense is a good offense. Having worked on the other side, he knows the tactics they will use when prosecuting your case.
Whether you’ve just started your company or have been in business for decades, it’s never too late to review your paperwork and make sure you’re on the right path. Jordan can help you do that. By ensuring you’ve set up your business in the right way, filing your tax documents correctly, and have a plan and outline of where you want to go, you can make sure you’re business is a success.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so before you find yourself in a difficult spot, let Jordan work with you to review your agreements and build your partnerships with the future in mind.