Roger Jordan was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and raised in metropolitan New Orleans. He served on active duty overseas in the United States Navy. He obtained a bachelor's degree in political science and a law degree from Louisiana State University. He spent fifteen years as an assistant district attorney in both Orleans and Jefferson parishes. Roger Jordan has extensive trial experience throughout the state. Further, he handles cases in state and federal court. He has appellate experience before the circuit courts throughout the state and in the Louisiana State Supreme Court.