EducationMs. Jordan-Kerzner earned her Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law in May of 2022, along with her Business Law Certificate. Ms. Jordan-Kerzner attended DePaul on a Dean’s Scholarship and was a 2019-2020 Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Fellow. During her time at DePaul, Ms. Jordan-Kerzner served on the Business and Commercial Law Journal editorial board and as an officer of the Student Bar Association and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Ms. Jordan-Kerzner was also chosen as a Teaching Assistant for the Academic Success Program and first-year contracts course for three consecutive semesters.
Prior to attending DePaul, Ms. Jordan-Kerzner graduated cum laude with her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and World Languages, with a concentration in Spanish Literature and History, from the University of Memphis in 2018. While attending the University of Memphis, Ms. Jordan-Kerzner was chosen by members of Tennessee’s U.S. Congress senators and representatives to represent Tennessee in the 2018 Henry Clay College Congress. Ms. Jordan-Kerzner also served as the Chairman of the Young Americans for Freedom and vice-president of Christians United for Israel.
AdmissionsMs. Jordan-Kerzner was admitted to the Illinois bar in November of 2022. She was subsequently admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in November of 2022, and the Central District in May of 2023.
Ms. Jordan-Kerzner is an associate who focuses her practice on the defense of premises liability, construction, breach of contract, product liability, and transportation claims. Prior to joining Lipe Lyons, Ms. Jordan-Kerzner worked as an Assistant Attorney General with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office where she defended the Illinois Department of Corrections and its’ agents against prisoner’s constitutional civil rights claims in federal court. Prior to working for the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, Ms. Jordan-Kerzner worked as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Judge Ronald F. Bartkowicz in the Circuit Court of Cook County Law Division. As a judicial law clerk, Ms. Jordan-Kerzner was responsible for the research and drafts of a large volume of written opinions on dispositive motions involving all areas of civil litigation. Prior to admission to the bar, Ms. Jordan-Kerzner was the legal administrator for a boutique family law firm. During this time, Ms. Jordan-Kerzner learned the importance of being attentive to clients in a cost- efficient way that promotes early resolution of high stakes matters that is favorable to her clients. Ms. Jordan-Kerzner also learned of the responsibility that an attorney must respect and appreciate when entrusted with clients’ sensitive and delicate situations.Professional Activities
Ms. Jordan-Kerzner is an active member in the following professional organizations:
- American Bar Association
- CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocate
- Chicago Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
- The Decalogue Society
- Illinois Board of Trial Attorneys
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Illinois Defense Counsel
- Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Judicial Evaluation Committee
- International Society of Primerus Law Firms/Primerus Young Lawyers Section