Jordan E. Smith

Jordan E. Smith has litigated cases spanning a host of legal issues, including questions of federal constitutional law, white collar crime, administrative law, and the Clean Air Act. She has litigated at every level of the federal judiciary, including the United States Supreme Court.

Ms. Smith began her legal career in the litigation department of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's Washington, D.C. office. She then served as a law clerk to Judge Raymond Gruender of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.  After her clerkship, Ms. Smith returned to D.C. to work at the boutique litigation firm Boyden Gray & Associates. While practicing in D.C., Ms. Smith served as a board member of the Federalist Society's Young Lawyers chapter.

Ms. Smith graduated from Brigham Young University in 2012, magna cum laude, and from Stanford Law School in 2017.  During law school, she participated in Stanford's religious liberty clinic and served as an editor of Stanford's Journal of Law, Business, & Finance. She also served as a judicial extern for Justice Thomas R. Lee of the Utah Supreme Court.


  • Stanford Law School (J.D.)
  • Brigham Young University


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (Judge Raymond Gruender)
  • Utah Supreme Court, judicial externship (Justice Thomas R. Lee)


  • District of Columbia
  • California (inactive)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for D.C.
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

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