Albert L. Jordan

Member

Phone: (205) 874-0305
Fax: (205) 874-3250
P.O. Box 530910
Birmingham, AL 35253

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated 2012

Bert Jordan has been a lawyer in Birmingham and Alabama for over 30 years.  He is listed as counsel in over 125 reported decisions of the state and federal courts over Alabama.

His 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 September 2017, Bert has served as general counsel to the Kay Ivey for Governor campaign. 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.

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. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Alabama

Education

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

Professional Affiliations

  • Alabama State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy

Community Activities

  • Alabama Special Deputy Attorney General, 2005 to 2017
  • All Saints Episcopal Church, Member, 1984 to present
  • All Saints Episcopal Church, Vestry, 2009 to 2012 and 1987 to 1990
  • Birmingham School of Law, Adjunct Professor, 2006 to 2010
  • Handong International Law School, Adjunct Professor, Summer 2010
  • Alabama Supreme Court, Member of the Standing Committee on Rules of Conduct and Canons of Judicial Ethics, 2002-2006
  • Hillsdale College Parents Association, Executive Board Member, 2003-2005
  • Community Kitchens, Board Member, 2008 to 2011
  • Alabama Republican Party, State Legal Counsel, 2015 to 2017
  • Jefferson County, Alabama Republican Party, Chairman, 1995-1999
  • Contributing Editor, Alabama Election Handbook (18th ed.) 2017-18
  • Jefferson County, Alabama Republican Party, Member, 1984 to 1999, 2013 to present
  • Birmingham Irish Cultural Society, 2006 to present

Recent Cases of Note

  • United States v. Aossey, 854 F.3d 453 (8th Cir. 2017)
  • Breland v. City of Fairhope, 229 So. 3d 1078 (Ala. 2016)
  • Gaddy v. S E Property Holdings, 218 So. 3d 315 (Ala. 2016)
  • Ex parte William Ernest Kuenzel, 204 So.3d 918 (Ala. 2016)
  • Drake v. Alabama Republican Party, 209 So.3d 1118 (Ala. Civ. App. 2016)
  • In re Mike Hubbard, 803 F.3d 1298 (11th Cir. 2015)
  • State ex rel. Allison v. Farris, 194 So.3d 214 (Ala. 2015)
  • Moultrie v. Wall, 172 So.3d 1106 (Ala. 2015)
  • White v. John, 164 So.3d 1106 (Ala. 2014)
  • State Superintendent of Education v. Alabama Education Association, 144 So.3d 265 (Ala. 2013)
  • In re Alabama Educational Television Comm., 151 So.3d 283 (Ala. 2013)
  • Davis v. Alabama Education Assoc., 92 So. 3d 737 (Ala. 2012)
  • Alabama Education Association v. State Superintendent of Education, 665 F. 3d 1234 (11th Cir. 2011)
  • Wyeth v. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, 42 So.3d 1216 (Ala. 2010)
  • Gulf State Park Authority v. Gulf Beach Hotel, Inc., 22 So.3d 432 (Ala. 2009)
  • Wheeler v. George, 39 So. 3d 1061 (Ala. 2009)
  • Riley v. Hughes, 12 So. 3d 643 (Ala. 2009)