In America today, an army of law enforcement officers, intelligence agencies, informants, and prosecutors spy relentlessly on Americans with the intent to imprison more people than any other nation on earth. With thousands of crimes on the books, and millions of government employees paid to enforce them, it is tragically easy to have your freedom threatened even when you've done nothing wrong.
We stand between you and the government employees who want to imprison you, attack your friends and family members, and destroy your life. We use our legal expertise and trial strategy to fight the legal charges against you and challenge any illegal harassment tactics being used against you or your loved ones.
David Jordan is a former law professor turned criminal defense attorney and civil rights litigator representing clients in Washington DC. He is especially passionate about assisting clients whose constitutional or statutory rights may have been violated by government employees or private parties acting on behalf of the government. He is particularly interested in cases where individuals may have been targeted because of their lawful First Amendment activities online.
Mr. Jordan began his legal career as a law professor. His research and teaching focused on the laws governing U.S. intelligence agencies and police using high-tech surveillance methods to spy on individuals and communities within the United States. First, he worked as an Institute Fellow at NYU Law School in New York City, then he was appointed to a three-year position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University Law School in Virginia. As a professor, he taught U.S. intelligence law, administrative law, international law, and legal writing. After years of research and writing about domestic intelligence abuses, he decided to redirect his efforts toward fighting to protect individual rights in court.
Mr. Jordan earned his B.A. in political science from Dickinson College, his J.D., with honors, from Washington and Lee University Law School, and his LL.M. from New York University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia.
At W&L Law School, Mr. Jordan was a Burks Scholar, Solicited Articles Editor of the Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice, and, upon graduation, he received the Kirgis Prize for Excellence in International Law. At NYU Law School, he was a member of the ELSA WTO Moot Court Team, representing NYU Law School at the international trade law moot court competition hosted at the WTO in Geneva, Switzerland, and he wrote his LL.M. thesis on the Legality of Diplomatic Surveillance under International Law. He is an avid Linux user, GNU fan, and fierce proponent of the Tor Project, ACLU, and Electronic Frontier Foundation. He opposes warrantless mass surveillance and other "secret-police" tactics that allow intelligence and law enforcement officers to target individuals because of their constitutionally protected First Amendment activities.
LL.M. - NYU LAW SCHOOL
J.D., with honors - W&L LAW SCHOOL
B.A. - DICKINSON COLLEGE
VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF LAW - W&L LAW SCHOOL (2007-2010)
INSTITUTE FELLOW - NYU LAW SCHOOL (2006-2007)
BURKS SCHOLAR LEGAL RESEARCH INSTRUCTOR - W&L LAW SCHOOL (2002-2003)