Get to Know Jordan N. Lindsey

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By Sheila Pursglove
Legal News

Jordan N. Lindsey earned her J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where she was one of the first students to graduate with a Family Law Concentration. She holds an M.A. in counseling psychology from Louisiana Tech University, B.A. in psychology from Michigan State University and International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma from the International Academy in Bloomfield Hills.

Her private law practice, Jordan Nicole Lindsey, P.C. has offices in Detroit and Southfield. Her YouTube channel, “Lindsey Law,” can be accessed through her firm’s website. Lindsey is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, American Bar Association, Macomb County Bar Association, Detroit Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association and Women’s Lawyer’s Association of Michigan.

Lindsey volunteers at the Salvation Army William Booth Legal Aid Clinic and is a committee member for its annual Walk for Justice fundraiser. She also volunteers at OMNI Missions, working to provide health care, education and domestic violence resources to rural communities in Zambia, Africa; and has traveled to Zambia with OMNI as part of a medical team. For the past three years, Lindsey taught Journey-2-Adulthood (J2A) to high school students at Christ Church Detroit.

The Detroit resident enjoys singing, biking, traveling and playing fetch with her cat, Brutus.

What would surprise people about your job? How much of an opportunity it provides me to help people and seriously impact their lives, both short-term and long-term. To me, my job is way more than a salary.

Why did you become a lawyer? I wanted to advocate for others and be able to stand up for people’s rights, including my own.

What’s your favorite law-related movie? “Legally Blonde,” because no guy is ever getting in the way of my legal career either!

Who is your law role model? I clerked for Judge Kathryn A. George during law school and she became an amazing mentor and friend to me since then. I admire her, both professionally and personally, and look up to her very much. I have been so grateful for her ongoing support and am truly inspired by her compassion and dedication to the legal profession.

Who would you like to trade places with for a day? Ellen DeGeneres. I think she is so cool and love how she uses her platform to spread and encourage kindness.

What advice do you have for someone considering law school? Find and do what works best for you and be kind to others.

What’s your proudest moment as a lawyer? In general: When clients tell me I have truly helped them and are so grateful for my help – it is the most fulfilling feeling, not just in life, but in practice. Specifically: The day I started my own solo practice was so far my proudest moment as a lawyer.

What do you do to relax? I sing and perform in musicals – it is my No. 1 stress reliever and the hobby that makes me happiest. I also bike at least 10-15 miles every day. It’s my “me time” and I look forward to it every evening. In summers, you can also find me relaxing by the pool because I love the sunshine!

What other career path might you have chosen? Music or psychology/counseling. However, I feel blessed to have found a career where I’ve been able to incorporate all three of these passions in some way.

What would you say to your 16-year-old self? Chill out.

Favorite local hangouts? Belle Isle, The Detroit Riverwalk, Greektown Starbucks

Favorite websites? Youtube.com

Favorite app? Snapchat

Favorite music? Music with meaning that makes you feel something!

What is your happiest childhood memory? Summers spent up north at my family’s cabin on the lake.

What is your most treasured material possession? I finally bought my dream bike this spring – the Detroit Bikes Faygo edition B-Type in lime green.

What do you wish someone would invent? A third day in every weekend.

What has been your favorite year so far and why?
This year, because I started my own law firm and am now even more excited about the future.

What’s the most awe-inspiring place you’ve been? Zambia.

What one super power would you enjoy? Mind-reading.

What’s one thing you would like to learn to do?
Boxing. I’ve always wanted to do it and think I would be good at it.

What is something most people don’t know about you? I was the Miss Farmington 2006 pageant title-holder.

If you could have dinner with three people, past or present, who would they be? Mother Teresa, Claude Monet, Michelle Obama

What’s the best advice you ever received? My dad always tells me, “God’s got a plan, but if you wanna laugh, tell him yours!” It has become my mantra now.

Favorite place to spend money? Expedia, because I love to travel.

What is your motto? In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

Which living person do you most admire? My father.

What do you consider to be your greatest achievement? Starting my own solo law practice.

What is the most unusual thing you have done? 
Recently, I’ve been taking my singing talent to the stage and performing at different events, for example, at a Ford fireworks rooftop party, the Macomb County Bar Association charity softball game and in local musicals. I landed the role of Mrs. Wormwood in “Matilda: The Musical,” and will be hitting the stage this November with Forever After Productions in Plymouth. The funny thing is, most people in my life had no idea I could sing so I think a lot of people have been surprised by my performances!

 

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