Albert L. Jordan's Profile

Bert Jordan has been a lawyer in Birmingham and Alabama for several decades.  He is listed as counsel in over 125 reported decisions of the state and federal courts over Alabama.

Much of his current work involves counseling and litigation about local government. His past work ranges from private business personnel disputes and election campaign finance to real estate and environmental litigation.  He has been attorney for each of the last three governors of Alabama, while they were in office. The work also includes service as counsel to the Finance Director and the Comptroller of Alabama in litigation over State policies barring government payroll deductions for political activity. He has litigated over the land transactions supplying incentives to auto maker Hyundai in connection with its decision to locate its first North American assembly plant in Montgomery.  He has successfully represented members of the Alabama Educational Television Commission in a dispute over the State Open Meetings Act filed by the Commission’s former executive director.

Since early 2021 Bert has served as counsel to the Lynda Blanchard campaign for U.S. Senate for election in 2022 to the position now held by retiring Senator Richard Shelby. In September 2017, he became general counsel to the Kay Ivey for Governor campaign, and, when she won the election in 2018, also served as general counsel to the Ivey Inaugural Committee. From early 2015 to December 2017, he was the State Legal Counsel to the Alabama Republican Executive Committee. He is a contributing editor for the Alabama Election Handbook, 2017-18 (18th ed.), published by the Alabama Law Institute. From 2006 to 2010, he taught constitutional law as an adjunct professor at Birmingham School of Law.

Bert is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, all Alabama federal district courts, and all Alabama state courts. From 2002 to 2006, he served on the Alabama Supreme Court’s Standing Committee on Rules of Conduct and Canons of Judicial Ethics. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the American Bar Association, the Birmingham Bar Association, and the Federalist Society.


Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, VA, J.D., 1980
  • Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, MI, B.A., History, summa cum laude, 1977

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama

Badges

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated 2012