- BABrigham Young University1981
Kent A. Jordan was appointed in 2006 by President George W. Bush to serve as United States Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit. Prior to that appointment, Judge Jordan served as a United States District Judge for the District of Delaware from 2002-2006. Judge Jordan was admitted to the Delaware Bar in 1984 and is also a member of the District of Columbia Bar, and the bars of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
He received his B.A. in 1981 from Brigham Young University and his J.D. in 1984 from Georgetown University. He was a law clerk for the Honorable James L. Latchum, United States District Judge for the District of Delaware, and an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, having served as Civil Chief in that office in 1991 and 1992.
Prior to taking the bench, Judge Jordan served as an officer and as a member of the boards of directors of privately held businesses and was a partner in a Wilmington, Delaware law firm, with a practice focused on intellectual property, corporate, and commercial litigation.