They say good things happen in threes. That was certainly true for attorney Jordan Richards.
First, after opening his civil litigation practice only 1 ½ years ago, Jordan recently re-branded his law firm to USA Employment Lawyers (a d/b/a of Jordan Richards, PLLC) and launched the website www.USAEmploymentLawyers.com.
Second, on September 1, he and his team moved into to a beautiful 2,600+ sq. ft. office space in the heart of downtown Ft. Lauderdale.
And third, at the end of September, Jordan welcomed his first associate attorney, Melissa Scott, a UM Law School honors graduate who was just sworn into the Florida Bar.
To celebrate, on September 28, Immediate Past-President of the Florida Bar, Michael Higer, and Fort Lauderdale Vice-Mayor, Ben Sorensen gave speeches and cut the official Red Ribbon while Jordan and his team were cheered on by friends, family, clients, and colleagues.
“This was an exciting day and a tremendous turning point for me as an attorney,” explained Jordan, who just a few years prior served as a prosecutor for the 17th Judicial Circuit. “By focusing my practice specifically on employment disputes, I believe I’m better able to provide my clients with an in-depth knowledge in this ever-changing, complex area of the law.”
Jordan gave a heart-felt speech to the dignitaries and crowd of supporters explaining how humbled he is to be where he is today and how meaningful it is to be able to help people who are going through an employment crisis. Jordan shared that his family members are business owners (his father, Pete Richards, DDS, owns a dental practice in Hendersonville, NC), and how that offers him insight into the priorities of businesses when settling disputes. Similarly, Jordan, a former working actor, held many hourly-paid jobs, including working as a dishwasher. As such, he gained an appreciation for what it feels like to live paycheck to paycheck, and to sometimes be taken advantage of by an employer. Jordan is able to empathize with both his defense and plaintiff clients. USA Employment Lawyers represents both employees and employers and he believes that provides him a better opportunity to anticipate how the opposing side will respond, helping him to settle disputes faster and with a better outcome.
Referrals from other attorneys and former clients keep coming in. “We work very hard to make each client a priority,” he said. “So far, it’s working out.”