Biography

Jordan P. Woody is in the Labor and Employment group of Thompson Coe’s Dallas office. Jordan counsels and represents clients in employment litigation in both federal and state court. Jordan also represents clients in both state and federal administrative proceedings before the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).  As former in-house counsel, Jordan has experience in all aspects of corporate human resources, including creating employee handbooks, conducting investigations, responding to employee complaints, and termination of employees for discriminatory behavior.

Jordan’s litigation and counseling experience includes a variety of American employment issues including discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, sexual harassment in the era of the #MeToo movement, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Age Discrimination Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Texas Labor Code. Jordan also has litigation and counseling experience in Canadian employment law, including the Canada Labour Code, the Federal Labour Standards, Ontario Employment Standards Act, and the Pay Equity Act.

Before coming to Thompson Coe, Jordan was an Assistant District Attorney in Dallas County, Texas, prosecuting mainly family violence cases.

Education

  • New York University School of Law  (J.D., 2012)
    • Environmental Law Journal
    • John J Creedon Scholar
  • Texas Christian University  (B.A. Political Science, 2009)
    • Magna Cum Laude
    • Dean's List
    • TCU Scholar
    • TCU Visions Award

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2013

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas

Professional and Community Activities

  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court
  • Texas Bar Association

Professional Recognition

  • The National Black Lawyers Top 40 under 40
  • The National Black Lawyers Top 100
  • Tarrant County, Texas Volunteer Attorney Services Award

Publications

  • The Ethics of Preparing the Witness, Corporate Counsel Review