Indianapolis Attorney at Wagner Reese, LLP
Jordan represents individuals and their families in cases involving medical malpractice, wrongful death, foodborne illness, nursing home negligence, and other professional malpractice. Jordan graduated from Indiana University McKinney School of Law, where she focused on Health Care Law and completed practical externships with IU Health, the Marion County Health and Hospital Corporation, and Cook Medical. She also gained practical experience interning with a prominent Indianapolis criminal defense firm, serving as a faculty research assistant, and training law students how to effectively perform online legal research. Jordan excelled at moot court, receiving the distinct honor of Order of the Barristers.
Prior to joining Wagner Reese, Jordan honed her skills as a litigator at a top-notch Indianapolis malpractice defense firm. She has experience representing both defendants and plaintiffs, which provides her with the unique advantage of being able to anticipate the tactics and methods of defense counsel. She also earned a biology degree and has previous work experience with medical device manufacturers and health care providers, which allows her to understand the integral details of even the most complex medical cases. This provides her with an advantage in communicating with experts and litigating complex cases. The most rewarding part of her job is fighting for justice for clients at times when they are feeling most vulnerable. Jordan feels honored to be their voice and advocate in their time of need.
A Hoosier native, Jordan was born in Indianapolis and grew up in New Palestine, where she developed a commitment to community service and involvement. She later moved to Evansville to pursue her education at the University of Southern Indiana on a full-ride Presidential Scholarship. Prior to attending law school, Jordan gained valuable experience interning with the Indiana House of Representatives and volunteering at the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic.
Jordan is admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana, as well as the Northern and Southern District federal courts. Jordan is an animal lover and volunteers at Indianapolis Animal Care Services. She has also served as a Starfish Initiative mentor. In her spare time, Jordan enjoys traveling, kayaking, and spending time with family, friends, her fiancé, Dan, and their dog, Samson.
Areas of Practice
- Medical Malpractice
- Wrongful Death
- Professional Malpractice
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., 2015
- Order of the Barristers, Dean’s Tutorial Society, Health Law Certificate
University of Southern Indiana, Bachelor of Science, 2011
- Honors: Presidential Scholar, Lifetime Achievement Award, Cum Laude Graduate, Order of Omega
- Major: Biology; Minor: Psychology
- State of Indiana, 2015
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2015
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2015
- Indianapolis Bar Association
Hi, friends. This is Jason Reese with Wagner Reese Law Firm.
You know? We’re always looking for the bright talent out there in the legal community, and we’ve found someone. Jordan Heitman, an associate who was at Hill Fulwider before, has just come aboard and has been with us now for about three months. Jordan is our new associate attorney handling medical malpractice cases across the state of Indiana.
Jordan’s off to a phenomenal start this first three months. She is a gifted writer, she’s extremely smart, and she has a biology degree from Southern Indiana University where was a full ride scholarship.
Having a biology degree means Jordan can attack medical malpractice cases much like a doctor does, because the medical literature and the issues involved in the cases, they don’t scare her. In fact, they kind of intrigue her.
So Jordan Heitman, welcome aboard. We’re excited to have you. You’ve already had a phenomenal first three months. Thank you for helping people on our medical malpractice team here at Wagner Reese.
I’m Jordan Heitman, an attorney with Wagner Reese Law Firm. My prior experience includes working at a defense firm in Indianapolis doing insurance defense, which provided me some broad opportunities to learn about the practical practice of law and get to see how the other side functions before switching to the plaintiff’s side.
My path to becoming a lawyer might have been a little bit different than what most people’s was. I didn’t know, growing up, that that’s what I was wanting to do specifically. I actually really loved math and science and pursued a biology degree through school, and really loved it, enjoyed it, but thought maybe the practical application of science might not have been the best fit for me. And so I was looking into different avenues where I could utilize that love for science, and health care, and things like that, maybe with a little bit more and analysis, and the law just fit that perfectly. And now I’m practicing medical malpractice, which is the perfect combination of all of my interests.
Outside of the office, I really enjoy being outside; even more so when it’s warm weather, which isn’t always often in Indiana. I like taking my dog hiking, kayaking, anything to keep me active and outdoors. I also enjoy reading; sometimes beyond all the reading that we do here in the legal field.
One of my experiences that really influenced my choice to become an attorney was interning at the Indiana Statehouse. I got to see legislation in the process, up close and personal, as it’s being formed. And it really made me think about how that legislation comes into play after it’s enacted, and the disputes that could occur after that, and it really got my brain working and encouraged me to pursue law.
I wanted to join Wagner Reese Law Firm to practice with the best. They have the most innovative office, fantastic attorneys to learn from, and a really collaborative approach, which allows us to be the best we can be.
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