Jordan Webster is a litigator with experience in a wide variety of commercial disputes. Although much of Jordan’s practice involves representing clients in the construction industry, Jordan also has considerable experience in trade secret and restrictive covenant litigation, oil and gas disputes, claims arising under the Lanham Act, litigation governed by the Uniform Commercial Code, shareholder disputes, toxic tort/products liability matters, and other business litigation. Jordan is an accomplished trial attorney with trial experience in state and federal courts, bench and jury trials, preliminary injunction hearings and private arbitrations.
How Jordan Helps Clients
Jordan advises his construction industry clients – which include owners, design professionals, contractors and subcontractors – at all stages of a construction project, from contract negotiation to project management to dispute resolution and, if necessary, litigation. Jordan helps his clients to achieve quick, practical solutions where possible, but takes steps to ensure that his clients are properly prepared for litigation if a resolution cannot be reached. Jordan has handled disputes for construction industry clients involving alleged design defects, professional negligence, delay and disruption claims, unforeseen conditions, property damage and catastrophic injury.
Jordan’s clients can expect that he will develop a deep understanding of their business, work with them to formulate strategies that achieve their objectives, and communicate with them promptly and directly.
Jordan was honored by his peers and selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Stars from 2013 through 2018.
Jordan also represents the Firm as an associate member of the Brewers of Pennsylvania, an industry group that serves and supports the brewing industry in Pennsylvania.
While in law school, Jordan served as the senior articles editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review and was also a teaching assistant in the Legal Writing Program. He was awarded the William H. Eckert Prize, given to the student who, in the judgment of the faculty, has written the most outstanding paper by a third-year student for the J.D. Legal Writing Requirement. Jordan was also awarded two CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Legal Writing and Corporate Taxation.
What Clients Can Expect
Jordan works tirelessly to help his clients resolve their problems in practical ways that make business sense. Clients can expect aggressive but calculated advocacy on their behalf; representation that is detailed-oriented, but which does not lose sight of the “big picture;” candor when it comes to discussing the pros and cons of a potential strategy; and an awareness and appreciation for how clients’ legal dollars are spent.
I strive to achieve practical, cost-effective solutions to a client’s problems. But if that doesn’t work, I’ll be prepared to try their case.
Outside the Office
Outside the office, Jordan spends most of his time teaming with his wife to play zone defense against their four boys. Jordan is a devoted fan of Pittsburgh sports teams, historical fiction and craft beer.
- Assisted in obtaining a $5.9 million dollar verdict for a large public university after a seven-week bench trial arising from the allegedly deficient design of $100 million basketball arena.
- Obtained complete defense verdict for communications provider on claims for tortious interference with contract following two-week jury trial in Pennsylvania state court.
- Worked with design professional and consultant to perform early analysis of contractor’s claim for damages on public project, which resulted in favorable settlement of claim before litigation.
- Successfully obtained a unanimous decision from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on an issue of first impression. In re Private Road in Spears Boro, II, Washington County, 11 A.3d 902 (Pa. 2011).
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 2005, Law Review, Order of the Coif
Wake Forest University, B.A., 2002, cum laude, Political Science
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Member, American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law
Member, Allegheny County Bar Association Construction Law Section
Associate Member, Brewers of Pennsylvania
Jordan provides pro bono representation to underprivileged clients through the Firm’s participation in Neighborhood Legal Services' Protection From Abuse program.