James D. Jordan



500 N. Akard Street
Suite 3800
Dallas, TX 75201-6659

O: 214.855.7500
D: 214.855.7543
E: jjordan@munsch.com

Jim currently serves as Litigation Section Head and sits on the firm's management committee. He served as Munsch Hardt's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2005. The Dallas Business Journal has named Jim one of the six most influential leaders in the Dallas/Fort Worth legal community and one of the top 15 business defense attorneys in Dallas/Fort Worth. Thomson Reuters has named him a Texas Super Lawyer and his peers have selected him for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation and Employment Litigation. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, trade secrets, warranties, covenants not to compete and complex litigation of all sorts. In addition to his litigation docket, Jim regularly provides experienced counsel to companies seeking practical business solutions to difficult legal problems.

Jim joined Munsch Hardt in 1986 after practicing with a major Chicago law firm. He is litigation counsel of choice for numerous major corporations as well as for significant local businesses. Jim has represented companies ranking among the world's leaders in the fields of telecommunications, healthcare, hospitality, air handling, restaurants, transportation, computer services, software development, financial services, engineering and manufacturing. He has tried cases in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels from coast to coast.

Jim serves on the Board of Directors of the North Texas Food Bank, and serves as pro bono counsel to Christian Community Action, a charity serving the poor for more than 40 years. 


  • Master of Business Administration from University of Illinois
    • Taught Business Law in the University of Illinois College of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Journalism from University of Missouri
    • Kappa Tau Alpha
  • Juris Doctor from University of Illinois College of Law


  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation, Woodward/White, Inc., 2007-2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, Spring Best Lawyers Business Edition, Woodward/White, Inc., 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America, Texas' Best Lawyers, Woodward/White, Inc., 2013-2016
  • Business Litigation Super Lawyers — Business Edition and Corporate Counsel Edition, Thomson Reuters, 2010
  • Defenders Honoree, Dallas Business Journal, 2008
  • Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2009-2012


  • Illinois
  • Texas
  • Various Federal Courts throughout the Country

  • Christian Community Action Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Dallas Bar Association, Business Litigation and Labor and Employment Law Sections
  • State Bar of Texas, Antitrust and Business Litigation, Insurance Law, and Labor and Employment Law Sections