Past Presidents


E. Jordan
(June 28, 1938 - January 30, 2019)

State Bar President, 1989-1990

Darrell E. Jordan was senior counsel and the office managing member for the Dallas office of Dykema. A native of McAllen, he earned a B.A. from the University of Texas and an LL.B. from Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1964. Jordan served on the State Bar Board of Directors from 1983 to 1986. He was a member of the Executive Committee in 1985-86. Jordan served as chairman of the Fact Finding Committee of the State Bar in 1985-86, and of the Grant Review, Development, and Implementation Committee from 1984 to 1986. He also served on the District 6 Grievance Committee and District 6 Grievance Prosecuting Committee.

Jordan served as president of the Dallas Bar Association in 1982 and as a bar association delegate to the American Bar Association House of Delegates and on the ABA Board of Governors. Other Dallas Bar Association offices held by Jordan included vice president, activities; chair of the board; vice chair of the board; and director. He also served as chair of the Finance, Convention, and Entertainment committees.

Jordan was a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and served as liaison to the Board of Trustees from the State Bar Board of Directors in 1985-86. He served as a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and was board certified in civil trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He was also a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Jordan served on the board of directors of the Dallas County Chapter of the American Red Cross. He was a former trustee of the Dallas Foundation and a former research fellow of the Southwestern Legal Foundation (now the Center for American and International Law). Jordan was a member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas. Jordan served as chair of the Committee for a Qualified Judiciary from 1993 to 1997. He was chair of the Nominating Committee of the Committee for a Qualified Judiciary and was a member of the Advisory Committee of Dallas Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund Leadership Program.

Jordan served as chairman of the Attorneys Division, United Way of Dallas in 1977-78. He was a member of Highland Park United Methodist Church.

Jordan died on January 30, 2019.


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