Faraci Lange counsel, Julie S. Jordan, was recognized as a Woman to Watch by the Democrat and Chronicle this week.
As a parent and board member of the Rochester Mental Health Association, Julie Jordan promotes the study of mental health awareness in children and adolescents — particularly in improving schools and educators’ perspectives on the issue.
And as the head of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse practice at Faraci Lange LLP, she fights complex malpractice laws.
“The ability to help people find closure is the gratifying piece of what I do, in no matter what form it comes,” she said.
Jordan decided to study law and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester in 2001 and in 2004, she completed her law degree at Syracuse University College of Law.
In 2010, she joined Faraci Lange as an Associate Attorney, taking on many of the medical malpractice and negligent care cases that the firm received.
No two days are the same for Jordan, but she says they always center on connections she has with families, and how she can bring closure to traumatic events in their lives.
Jordan meets with families and individuals to update information on medical conditions, recent health care changes and losses and to support them through litigation. She also drafts pleadings to keep cases moving, negotiates claims, reviews medical records and reports and meets with treatment providers and makes court appearances to work through cases.
As a mother, she incorporates wellness into her personal routine through meditation. She also carves out time to put her goals on paper.
“It’s important to work hard, but it’s also very important that I create boundaries, like saying that I will pick my kids up from school,” she said. “It’s about finding balance. I have to be able to tap into my emotional reserves to relate to clients but still save some for being home.”
Jordan hopes to grow and improve in her practice area, as well as mentoring other women who are new to her profession.
“I always look for an opportunity to be an advocate outside of being an attorney,” she said. “I want to give back and pay it forward.”
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