Nikaa Jordan

Nikaa Jordan

Of Counsel

   

Direct Dial:

205-581-0745

Email:

njordan@lightfootlaw.com

Fax:

205-380-9145

Office:

Birmingham, AL

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Education

  • B.S., Auburn University, 1996 summa cum laude
  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 2000 magna cum laude

Admitted

  • Alabama, 2000

Affiliations

  • DRI, ADLA, appellate section of the ABA, Practical law contributor in appellate law section

Nikaa earned her BA in English from Auburn University and her JD from the University of Alabama School of Law. The focus of her practice is on written advocacy, whether in arbitration proceedings, trial courts, or appellate courts.  She has a particular interest in motions to exclude proposed expert witnesses. At the appellate level, Nikaa has handled the appeal of a number of multi-million judgments for both plaintiffs and defendants. She is a contributor to Practical Law’s publication pertaining to Alabama’s appellate court structure.  Nikaa is also devoted to pro bono work, currently handling the appeal of a capital conviction and death sentence in the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.

Representative Matters 

  • Handle appeals of all natures and sizes in the Alabama’s appellate courts
  • Numerous appeals of number of multi-million dollar judgments in the Alabama Supreme Court
  • Have presented questions of first impression to the Alabama Supreme Court in a complicated case involving a contract to make a will
  • Currently represent a death-row inmate in connection with her petition for a new trial before the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals
  • Well versed in the procedure for bonding a judgment pending appeal and the Alabama DOI’s particular requirements for doing so
  • Extensive experience in mandamus practice before the Alabama Supreme Court and other efforts to obtain interlocutory review
  •  Trial court experience is focused on dispositive-type motions to exclude a particular expert or motion for summary judgment
  • Work, from behind the bar, to build and preserve the appellate record; identify particular appellate issues before trial and direct the filings, arguments, objections, and offers made at the trial court such that the client is in the best possible appellate position

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