The Unglesby Law Firm
BRBA: Tell us about your education.
I got my Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a minor in Spanish from Southeastern Louisiana University. I went to Southern University Law Center
BRBA: Where are you from?
I was born and raised most of my life in California. My dad, who is retired from the military now, got the choice of being sent to Iraq or Louisiana. We moved to Covington, and my dad ended up still going to Iraq. I’ve lived in Louisiana long enough to say I’m from here, but I still claim California.
BRBA: Where and what type of law do you practice?
I am an associate attorney at Unglesby Law Firm. We do anything that involves litigation, but mainly asbestos and plaintiff’s personal injury.
BRBA: Why did you want to become an attorney?
My mom told me I should be an attorney because I have a lot of opinions and I love to tell people I’m right. When I went to choose my major in undergrad, I decided that she was right.
BRBA: If you were not practicing law, what would be your alternate profession?
A private investigator.
BRBA: What is one thing you wish you would have known before you went to law school?
You won’t learn how to practice law in law school.
BRBA: Are you involved with the BRBA? If so, how?
I have been on the board for the Bench Bar Conference for 5 years and I am a part of the social subcommittee. I also play in the softball tournament every year. My infamous home run of 2019 is the highlight of my athletic career.
BRBA: What motivated you to become involved with the BRBA?
Hayden Moore introduced to me to the BRBA while I was in law school. As someone who is not from Baton Rouge and not from a family of lawyers, I enjoyed the opportunity to meet other people in the profession.
BRBA: What is your favorite BRBA activity or event?
Bench Bar. I love that I can get all my CLE hours in one fun-filled weekend that my family can attend. Also, spending time with colleagues from all across the bar in a relaxed vacation like atmosphere is invaluable. This year I am particularly excited for Bench Bar since we are at a new location – The Lodge at Gulf State Park. If you haven’t been yet, you are missing out!
BRBA: Are you involved with any other organizations or causes?
I am a supporter of the YMCA – A.C. Lewis. In the past I have been involved in Miracle League at Cypress Mounds, a baseball league for children with mental and physical disabilities.
BRBA: What is the best piece of advice you have received?
I work for the master of advice but my favorite Unglesby anecdote is about arguing in court “I’ll never regret anything I didn’t say.” I think it speaks to trusting your gut in the heat of the moment.
BRBA: What are your leisure activities?
I started Orange Theory last summer and fell in love. I also enjoy reading, shopping, and spending time with my partner of 6 years, Austin Southall and our two-year-old son, James Wilder Southall.
BRBA: What is the last book that you read?
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Shoutout to my book club The Sassy Magnolias which includes fellow BRBA members Elizabeth Courtney Kretzsinger and Adele Netterville.
BRBA: Tell us something interesting about yourself.
I was born during an earthquake. The medical team ran out of the room when the building began to shake and left my mom in labor. My grandpa wanted to name me Richter. Thankfully my mom loved me too much.
If you would like to contact Jordan, her email address is Jordan@unglesbylaw.com.
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