Jacob Jordan, an Oxford native, began practicing law with Tannehill, Carmean, & McKenzie PLLC in 2014 after serving as law clerk to Chief United States District Judge Michael P. Mills. Since then, Jacob has represented clients from California to New York and many places in between. He has successfully represented clients in state and federal litigation (both civil and criminal defense) as well as administrative proceedings before the Mississippi Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Jacob’s primary focus is civil litigation, where he most enjoys enforcing his clients’ constitutional rights and seeking redress for constitutional violations.
While in law school, Jacob was a student attorney and staff researcher with the Mississippi Innocence Project, in which he partnered with attorneys and other students to represent inmates throughout Mississippi with viable claims of innocence. Jacob drafted petitions for post conviction relief that resulted in the exoneration of Matthew Norwood, who had previously served fourteen years in prison despite his factual innocence. Jacob also handled all aspects of inmate correspondence. In keeping with his commitment to representing the accused, he worked for the Mississippi Criminal Appeals Clinic, for which he was admitted to practice before the Mississippi Court of Appeals. He obtained a certificate in Criminal Law with high honors at the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 2012.
Jacob also volunteered at Mississippi Rural Legal Services during law school. During this time, he travelled throughout north Mississippi to draft wills for low-income elderly residents.
Jacob was also an active member of the Moot Court Board at the University of Mississippi Law School. While a student, Jacob competed on the American Bar Association Employment Law trial team in Dallas, Texas, and the American Association for Justice Trial Team in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Following law school, he served as a coach for the ABA Employment Trial Team.
Jacob studied and received both a B.M. and M.M. in classical guitar performance from Florida State University and the University of Texas at Austin, respectively. Prior to enrolling in law school, he performed internationally as a solo classical guitarist in Italy, France, England, Canada, Greece, and throughout the United States. Jacob cherished these opportunities to represent himself internationally, but entered law school to represent others in need.
Jacob is an avid reader and runner, and enjoys spending time with family when he is not practicing law or guitar.