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Jordan Lee Richards

Employment and labor Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Jordan Richards, PLLC

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  • State Years
    New York - NY 3 years
    Illinois - IL 5 years
    Florida - FL 10 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jordan

Learn Jordan’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Employment and labor
    100%
    FLSA, FMLA, Title VII, ADA, Title I, Title III

    10 years, 125 cases

Jordan Richards is the founder and managing partner of USA Employment Lawyers, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  His experience as a litigator includes lawsuits arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"), Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), Florida Civil Rights Act ("FCRA"), Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA"), Lanham Act, Fair Housing Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Title VII Discrimination, as well as trademark infringment cases, copyright infringement cases, adversary cases in bankruptcy, personal injury cases, condominium disputes, and contract disputes in both federal and state court.  Mr. Richards has successfully and zealously advocated for employees from all backgrounds and has defended businesses of all sizes who have been sued.

Mr. Richards has significant trial experience as a former prosecutor with the Broward County State Attorneys Office, in both the juvenile and felony trial units.   Mr. Richards is currently licensed to practice law in all state and federal courts of Florida and Illinois, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States District Court for the District of Colorado.  He has represented clients from all over the world in various disputes, and has obtained very favorable outcomes, and helped clinets recover hundreds of thousands of dollars.  

Mr. Richards takes considerable pride in representing individuals and businesses who have been wrongfully sued.  Mr. Richards understands the stress and anxiety incurred in litigation, and does his best to streamline the process for his clients, by maintaining a clear line of communicaiton.  He has successfully defended clients and prevailed in seeking their attorney's fees at the conclusion of the case.  

Please visit USA Employment lawyers at www.usaemploymentlawyers.com to learn more. 

If you are in need of enthusiastic and zealous legal representation or counsel, please contact Mr. Richards.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
2016

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Location

USA Employment Lawyers
1800 SE 10th Avenue
Suite 205
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33316

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by Rachel | October 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Navigated my case against my former employer with grace and ease. Cannot recommend enough.
Jordan Richards and his team went above and beyond typical lawyer/client interaction. Mr. Richards and his team treated me like family and pursued my case with the upmost care and diligence. They did not leave anything unexplored and worked on my case tirelessly. They supported me, explained things in real time and guided me through every step of the lawsuit. Their thoroughness with my case resulted in the best possible outcome for me. I cannot recommend Mr. Richards and his team enough.
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Posted by Lisa | September 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and helpful!
My young adult daughter encountered threats from her former employer around a non-compete clause that she had unwittingly signed. Jordan was able to explain her risks and more importantly, find holes in her non-compete clause that made is impossible to enforce. He saved my daughter thousands of dollars and a great deal of stress by quickly and professionally handling her case. One year later, she is still happily employed by her new company and there were no further lawsuit threats from her former employer after Jordan became involved in the case. We are very grateful for his expertise and patience.
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Posted by Matthew | December 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HE SAVED MY BUSINESS!
Jordan went above and beyond in helping me with settling issues that could have cost me my business . I would definately recommend Jordan to represent you and myself in the future !!! He is an amazing attorney .
Posted by Kenny | July 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional, accessible, a rare find that goes the extra mile
We've dealt with our fair share of attorneys over the years. Jordan is the most attentive, responsible and dedicated person we have ever met. Jordan goes the extra mile in everything he does. Very thourough, and always has great input into resolving issues expeditiously.
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I'm a litigator...
...in another state, and hired Jordan Richards to represent me in a limited capacity. To say I am pleased with the quality of legal services rendered would be a gross understatement. I have since expanded the scope of representation. I have also referred several other parties to Mr. Richards. They, too, are completely satisfied.
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Posted by BRENDA | September 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HELP WITH OUT OF STATE LITIGATION
WORKED WITH ME OVER TELEPHONE SINCE MY CASE THAT WAS FILED IN FLORIDA AND I HAD NO CONNECTION TO FLORIDA . WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND VERY UNDERSTANDING OF MY SITUATION. YES I WOULD RECOMMEND HIM HIGHLY
Posted by Lucio | September 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
He began as simply being my lawyer but has quickly turned into a close friend. He will treat you and defend you like you are family and I greatly appreciate that. He is excellent
Posted by Mine | September 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation by Mr. Richards.
We were sued by a former employee. Even though we had a contract the emplyee sued us any way. We spoke to a few firms, no one wanted to take our case. Mr. Richard's firm did. Mr. Richards defended us, he was so prepared for every comment, every objection, every idea... He caught the other lawyer on his lie infront of his client. He is super ready for anything that may come up. He is super calm, the other lawyer really tried to push every button possible, he even tried to bring up Mr. Richard's personal life, but he kept so calm... He was like the lawyers in the movies.. He really knows what he is doing, he is prepared... If we were his parents we would not have been more proud... He is an excellet atterney, smart, prepared and he knows the law. He is the only choice. Do not look for anyone else.
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Lawyer
My experience with Mr. Richards was remarkable and lucrative! I came to Mr. Richards for help with a trademark dispute. He worked diligently to devise a savvy plan that not only enabled me to keep ownership of my trademark, but also had the other party pay ME for my troubles. It was a huge victory that never would have happened without his dedication to my case. Mr. Richards is smart, thorough, full of integrity and is truly interested in helping his clients. Also important to note is that he communicates readily and openly. I put my trust in him and not only did I come away with a better scenario than I could have imagined, but I did so with as little stress as possible. I tell everyone I meet about him. I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Richards and his firm, Nolan Klein and Associates.
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome!!!
Jordan prosecuted a case for me when he was an ASA. He showed no mercy and took the case to trial and got a guilty verdict, when the defendant turned down what was a very reasonable plea offer. I'm happy to see Jordan thriving in the private sector, but his departure from the SAO is a huge loss for that office. I know lots of attorneys, and the best part about Jordan, aside from his smooth trial tactics, is that he REALLY cares. Oh, and he was fun to watch in trial too!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • USA Employment Lawyers
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Offices
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Intern
  • Kings County District Attorney's Office
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office Broward County
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • SAG-AFTRA
  • 2012 - 2013
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Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Catawba College
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Dalton v. Wash Depot, Inc. d/b/a Simoniz Car Wash, S.D. Fla. Case No. 16-60595-WJZ
  • Represented Defendant, Case Dismissed.
  • Shipping & Transit, LLC v. WOV, LLC, 2016 WL 5338078 (S.D. Fla. 2016)
  • Represented Defendant, Case Dismissed
  • Grant v. The Wendys Company and Wendium of Florida, S.D. Fla. Case No. 15-24579-DG
  • Represented Defendant, Case Dismissed
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Associations

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of New Mexico
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2020 Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • National Trial Competition Team
  • Cardozo Law School
  • 2013
  • Mercer University Law School
  • Dean's List
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Jordan
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jordan since his work at the State Attorney's Office. Even then, Jordan had an eye for detail and a passionate and thorough approach to the practice of law. I highly endorse Jordan."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I met Jordan Richards in 2015 at the State Attorney's Office, 17th Judcial Circuit in Broward County, Florida and he immediately impressed me with his mastery of the law. Coming into the office as a new hire, Mr. Richards was tasked with teaching me what it meant to be a competent trial attorney. I was thoroughly impressed with his writing ability, court room presentation and his aggressive style of working through a case. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of his unique services."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Jordan Richards when we began our legal careers together at the State Attorney's Office. Jordan is an excellent attorney who treats every client and case with professionalism and goes above and beyond to provide great customer service. Jordan is very knowledgeable and strives to better himself as an attorney every day. I highly recommend Jordan to anyone seeking representation."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Richards and I were trial partners at the State Attorney's Office in Broward County, Florida. Mr. Richards was very professional in handling the demanding and large caseload of a prosecutor. He always came to court prepared for any and all motions, trials, and/or sentencing. He is a true litigator and a hard worker. I believe he has tact and good instinct when it comes to ascertaining the facts of any case, and his delivery of such is a performance that speaks for itself. If I were asked to recommend a passionate and intelligent attorney, it would be Mr. Richards."
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Fort Lauderdale Employment and labor Lawyer Jordan Lee Richards
Jordan Lee Richards
Employment and labor Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 10 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available