Passen & Powell
1 East Wacker Drive
Suite 1750 Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 527-4500 www.passenpowell.com
Jordan S. Powell, one of the Founding Partners of Passen & Powell, has devoted his entire legal career to the representation of victims of negligence, including automobile accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, assisted living negligence, construction accidents, premises liability and pool drownings.
Jordan has received several honors for his work, including:
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin: 40 under 40Â 2012
Illinois Super Lawyers: Rising StarsÂ 2012 â€“ present
Emerging Lawyers by Leading LawyersÂ 2015 â€“ present
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40Â 2016 â€“ present
Jordan earned his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law where he focused his studies on developing a well-rounded litigation background, earning high honors in both trial advocacy and litigation technology courses. Prior to law school, Jordan attended the University of Michigan where he was on the deanâ€™s list and graduated with academic distinction. While there, he earned two degrees: a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Organizational Studies.
Outside of work, Jordan makes a conscious effort give back to the community.Â Jordan spent time in the Gulf Coast offering legal advice to victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and helping with the demolition of destroyed homes.Â Jordan also serves as a mentor as part of the Solo & Small Practice Incubator program at Chicago-Kent College of Law and as part of the mentor-mentee program through the Chicago Bar Association.
Additionally, Jordan is an active member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and both the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group and Nursing Home Litigation Group of the American Association of Justice. He has been asked to speak to a number of groups including fellow lawyers, senior advocates and long-term care ombudsmen. Jordan volunteers at both Chicago-Kent College of Law and John Marshall Law School judging trial advocacy and moot court competitions.
Jordan was raised in West Bloomfield, MI, and attended Bloomfield Hills Andover High School, where his ambition, competitiveness and scholastic achievement were evident. He was a three-letter athlete and earned numerous scholar-athlete honors. Jordan lives with his wife, Greta Powell, also an attorney, and their daughter, in the Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago.
J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2007
B.A., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2004
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2007
Speaker and Moderator, â€œTechnology in the Courtroom: Advice from the Bar and Bench,â€ Chicago Bar Association: Trial Practice Committee, January 4, 2018, Chicago, IL.
Guest on â€œAging Well in Chicagoâ€, WNDZ 750, hosted by Jeff Bechar, â€œSpotting signs of Nursing Home Neglect,â€ November 18, 2017, Chicago, IL.
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, â€œTrial â€“ Tips from Experienced Litigators and New Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions,â€ Nursing Home & Assisted Living Facility Litigation Seminar, February 6, 2015, Chicago, IL.
â€œGetting the Judge to Admit Key Evidence, â€œAAJ Educationâ€™s Litigating Nursing Home Cases Seminar, November 2013, Las Vegas, NV.