Jordan Lorence

Biography

Jordan Lorence works as a senior attorney for the Alliance Defense Fund in Scottsdale, Arizona and specializes in constitutional law. He has litigated religious liberty and free speech cases around the nation since 1984. Jordan has worked for various groups such as the Concerned Women for America, the American Center for Law and Justice and Home School Legal Defense Association. In November 1999, he argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the university students in the Southworth case. Lorence has also argued cases before eight federal appeals courts, the California Supreme Court, the Virginia Supreme Court, the Washington Supreme Court and numerous other federal and state courts around the nation. Jordan earned a B.A. in journalism from Stanford University (California) in 1977, and earned a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1980. Jordan is licensed to practice law in Minnesota, the District of Columbia, Virginia, before the U.S. Supreme Court and various federal courts throughout the nation. Jordan has written opinions pieces for the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Minneapolis Star and Tribune, the St. Paul Dispatch and Pioneer Press and the Miami Herald. Jordan worked as a reporter for the Rochester (Minn.) Post-Bulletin. He has appeared on the NBC Nightly News, NPR’s "All Things Considered," CNN’s "Crossfire" and "Talk Back," Fox News Network, and many other radio and television shows. In the fall of 1991, Jordan appeared as a contestant on "Jeopardy!" Jordan came in third place. All he won was a computer game version of Jeopardy and a water purifier, which continues to operate next to his kitchen sink.