Nathaniel M. Jordan

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Nathaniel M. Jordan is a partner at Yoder Ainlay Ulmer & Buckingham, LLP.

Areas of practice

Mr. Jordan works on lawsuits in state court and in federal court, at the trial level and on appeal. On appeal, he’s argued before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals three times and once before the Indiana Supreme Court. He handles wage and hour matters and other employment law policy and personnel matters for both business and government, and he also defends employers from employment law claims and lawsuits. Mr. Jordan’s practice includes governmental law and civil rights law; here, too, both on the policymaking side and in court. And Mr. Jordan assists clients in electronic data matters. He is part of firm practice groups for litigation, employment law, and governmental law.


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 and Other Activities

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. He previously served as DRI’s Governmental Liability Committee Publications Chair.


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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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