Nathaniel M. Jordan

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Nathaniel M. Jordan is a partner at Yoder Ainlay Ulmer & Buckingham, LLP, where he focuses on general trial practice.

Areas of practice

Mr. Jordan represents clients in state and federal court, both at the trial level and on appeal. He also regularly assists clients with responses to documentary requests and subpoenas. As part of his practice, Mr. Jordan has argued before the Indiana Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

His primary areas of litigation include:


Mr. Jordan received a J.D. from Boston College Law School in 2002 and received a B.A. from Goshen College in 1998.

Admissions and professional memberships

Mr. Jordan was admitted to the Indiana State Bar in 2002. He is a member of the following associations:

  • Goshen City Bar Association
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • DRI

Mr. Jordan is admitted to practice in:

  • State of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Reported Cases

Mr. Jordan's reported cases include:

  • Canen v. Chapman, 847 F.3d 407 (7th Cir. 2017).
  • Rice ex rel. Rice v. Corr. Med. Servs., 675 F.3d 650 (7th Cir. 2012).
  • DeWalt v. Greencroft Goshen, Inc., 902 F. Supp. 2d 1127 (N.D. Ind. 2012).
  • Bellows v. Bd. of Comm’rs of Elkhart, 926 N.E.2d 96 (Ind. Ct. App. 2010).
  • Hochstetler v. Elkhart County Highway Dept., 868 N.E.2d 425 (Ind. 2007).

Recent Publications and Presentations

Mr. Jordan's recent publications include:

Mr. Jordan’s presentations include:

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Basics, YAUB Seminar (Goshen, Indiana, Oct. 4, 2019, and Nov. 30, 2019).
  • Overtime: The Department of Labor’s New Rule, YAUB Seminar (Goshen, Indiana, October 16, 2019).
  • Wage and Hour Fundamentals, With Latest Exemption Updates!, Goshen Chamber of Commerce (Goshen, Indiana, Oct. 11, 2018).
  • Wage and Hour Fundamentals, With Latest Exemption Updates!, YAUB Seminar (Goshen, Indiana, May 23, 2018).
  • Fair Labor Standards Act Update: Wage and Hour Claims, Indiana Civil Rights Commission (Elkhart, Indiana, Aug. 26, 2016).
  • Overtime Regulations Update for For-Profit Companies, YAUB Seminar (Goshen, Indiana, July 6, 2016).
  • Overtime Regulations Update for Non-Profit Companies, YAUB Seminar (Goshen, Indiana, June 16, 2016).
  • Pretrial Motions and Brief Writing, Basic Attorney Training, Elkhart City Bar Association and Elkhart Superior Courts 1 and 2 (Elkhart, Indiana, Dec. 9, 2015).
  • Internships and the Fair Labor Standards Act, Goshen Chamber of Commerce HR Network (Goshen, Indiana, April 3, 2014).
  • Police Liability in Indiana: Excessive Force under State and Federal Law, Lorman Education Services (South Bend, Indiana, Sept. 19, 2013).
  • A Survey of the White-Collar Exemptions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, YAUB Seminar (Goshen, Indiana, Nov. 29, 2011).
  • The Family Medical Leave Act in Indiana, Family and Medical Leave Act, Lorman Education Services (South Bend, Indiana, Jan. 25, 2007).

Community Involvement

Mr. Jordan is a board member of the Oaklawn Foundation for Mental Health. He has previously served as president of the Goshen City Bar Association and as a board member of the American Heart Association’s Elkhart County Board of Directors.

Other Activities

Mr. Jordan is the publications subcommittee vice chair for DRI’s governmental liability committee and previous newsletter editor for the committee. Volume 21, Issue 1, of the newsletter, published April 10, 2015, is available here. Volume 21, Issue 2, of the newsletter, published August 7, 2015, is available here.

Contact Us

When you need an attorney, call the law offices of Yoder Ainlay Ulmer & Buckingham, LLP at 574-533-1171, or contact the firm online. Conveniently located across the street from the courthouse in Goshen, Indiana, the firm regularly assists clients with a broad range of legal issues.

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