HARRISBURG (April 28, 2022) — Brandon J. Jordan, attorney at Liberty Mutual Insurance, Philadelphia, will be honored with the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Minority Bar Committee Houston’s Rising Star Award at an awards ceremony during the PBA Annual Meeting, May 11-13 in Hershey.
Houston’s Rising Star Award recognizes a PBA Minority Bar Committee member who has made significant contributions to the committee or the PBA. Charles Hamilton Houston was a civil rights hero who managed a series of cases that reached the U.S. Supreme Court. He laid the groundwork for the ongoing pursuit of equality and justice in our courts. Houston engineered the legal strategy that ultimately resulted in the Brown v. Board of Education decision overturning “separate but equal” Jim Crow segregation. He also mentored U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall who stated: “We wouldn’t have been anyplace if Charlie hadn’t laid the groundwork.”
Active in the PBA, Jordan is the current PBA Young Lawyers Division liaison to the PBA Minority Bar Committee, encouraging young lawyers to participate in committee activities. He has helped create mentorship programs with law schools and introduced recent graduates to Minority Bar Committee opportunities.
With a passion for mentoring the next generation, Jordan serves as a board member for The Wright Legacy, a nonprofit organization in Delaware County that strives to provide underrepresented youth with access to resources necessary to become lawyers. In addition, he serves on the Dean's Diversity Board at Widener University Commonwealth Law School, which oversees the development and implementation of diversity initiatives throughout the school and legal profession. Jordan also volunteers for the school's Trial Advocacy Honor Society and volunteers to help mock trial teams prepare for competition.
Jordan is the recipient of the Starla J. Williams Service Award, presented by Widener’s Black Law Students Association to a student or alum who has promoted diversity within the legal community.
A trial attorney at Liberty Mutual Insurance, Jordan manages all aspects of the legal process, including investigation and discovery, trial prep and court proceedings, and negotiating settlements. Prior to his current role, Jordan defended the interest of employers, third-party administrators and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation matters.
Jordan received a B.S. in political science from University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and a J.D. from Widener University Commonwealth Law School.
For more information on the PBA Annual Meeting, visit https://www.pabar.org/pdf/2022/AnnualMeeting2022.pdf.