Kent A. Jordan
Kent Amos Jordan is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He was appointed by President George W. Bush and assumed office on December 13, 2006.
Jordan currently teaches as an adjunct professor for the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Vanderbilt University Law School, and Widener University School of Law.
The son of Amos Jordan, he was born on October 24, 1957, in West Point, New York. He received his BA degree from Brigham Young University with high honors and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He clerked for U.S. District judge for Delaware James L. Latchum, who had extensive law firm and corporate practice particularly related to intellectual property law, which is a major source of litigation in Delaware where Du Pont Corporation is located. He was Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware 1987 to 1992 where he was chief of the Civil Division.
Jordan was in private practice in Delaware from 1985 to 1987 and from 1992 to 1997.
He was vice president and general counsel for the Corporation Service Company from 1998 to 2002 in Wilmington, Delaware.
He and his wife, Michelle, have six children.