Jordan L. Richards

Jordan L. Richards

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

USA Employment Lawyers
 | 805 E Broward Blvd, Suite 301
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954-871-0050
Selected To Rising Stars: 2020
Licensed Since: 2014
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (70%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (20%),
  • Consumer Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

Jordan L. Richards, Esquire is a Fort Lauderdale, Florida lawyer who was selected to the prestigious Super Lawyers' Rising Stars 2020 list. This peer designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Rising Stars selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors. 

Mr. Richards is a Fort Lauderdale Employment Attorney and the founder of USA Employment Lawyers - Jordan Richards, PLLC, a dynamic law firm servicing clients in Broward County and throughout Florida, Colorado and Illinois. He and his team provide legal services covering Employment & Labor: Employee and Employment & Labor: Employer and Consumer Law.

With extensive legal experience focused on federal employment law litigation, Mr. Richards has become a subject matter expert on federal Wage and Hour laws governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), especially in the areas of Overtime Wages, Minimum Wages, Tipped Wages, Independent Contractor misclassification, and various Paycheck Issues. He also helps clients with claims involving Sexual Harassment, Retaliation, Whistleblower Claims, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Non-Compete Agreements, Workplace Discrimination and Unlawful Termination. 

In addition to a highly-regarded employment law practice, USA Employment Lawyers represents clients in various Consumer Law cases. Our Fort Lauderdale-based consumer law attorneys assist people in Florida, Colorado and Illinois in filing claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) against companies sending unwanted and illegal robo-texts. The firm also represents clients filing lawsuits under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), to secure compliance of mandatory state and federal regulations.

Because USA Employment Lawyers represents both Employees (Plaintiffs) and Employers (Defendants), Mr. Richards believes he and his team can better anticipate how the opposition in a lawsuit will react. He is dedicated to providing each and every client with the personalized service and innovative legal solutions they deserve, and he works tirelessly leaving no stone unturned in his efforts to secure a favorable outcome.

Mr. Richards is a graduate of the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law in New York City, where he was a member of the National Trial Competition Team. After graduation, he served as a prosecutor with the State Attorney's Office for 17th Judicial Circuit. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Richards was an accomplished stage actor. As a professional performer he honed his oratory and presentation talents, which he now readily puts to use in the courtroom.

Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University: Juris Doctorate
  • Catawba College: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre

Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Broward County Bar Association

Awards & Accolades

  • Avvo Clients’ Choice Award 2016
  • SuperLawyers Rising Stars Award 2020
    • Only 2.5% of All Lawyers Receive This Prestigious Award

Courts

  • State of Florida
  • State of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Community Involvement

  • Children’s Harbor, Board of Directors
  • I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation
  • Women Helping Women – Pardee Hospital Foundation
  • Broward Center for the Performing Arts Corporate Sponsor
  • Exceptional Theatre Company Gold Sponsor

About Jordan Richards

Admitted: 2014, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.usaemploymentlawyers.com/about-us/jordan-richard...

Honors/Awards:

  • AVVO Client's Choice Award 2017, Client's Choice Award, AVVO, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Associations Federal Bar Association National Employment Lawyers Association American Bar Association Broward County Bar Association Awards & Accolades Avvo Clients’ Choice Award 2016 SuperLawyers Rising Stars Award 2020Only 2.5% of All Lawyers Receive This Prestigious AwardCourts State of Florida State of Illinois United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida United States District Court for the District of Colorado United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Community Involvement Children’s Harbor, Board of Directors I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation Women Helping Women – Pardee Hospital Foundation Broward Center for the Performing Arts Corporate Sponsor Exceptional Theatre Company Gold Sponsor, 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Summary Judgment Awarded in S.D. Fla. Case No. 1:17-cv-23010-RNS, 2018
  • Summary Judgment Awarded in S.D. Fla. Case No. 9:19-cv-80368-DMM, 2019

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • AVVO Five Star Reviews, 2018

Educational Background:

  • J.D. - Cardozo Law School (conentrations in Litigation and Constitutional Law), 2013
  • B.F.A. Musical Theatre - Catawba College, 2007
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Office Location for Jordan L. Richards

805 E Broward Blvd
Suite 301
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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Last Updated: 2/11/2020

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