Darrin Jordan ’90 elected North Carolina State Bar president

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RALEIGH — Campbell Law School alumnus Darrin Jordan ’90 has been elected as the next president of the North Carolina State Bar. He is only the second State Bar president who is a Campbell Law alumnus to be elected. In 2019, the State Bar elected Colon Willoughby ’79 as president, who was the first Campbell Law graduate to be elected president.  
Learn more about his swearing-in ceremony at this link.

When Jordan was sworn in as vice president of the North Carolina State Bar in 2019, he was the first state bar officer from Rowan County. Jordan, a partner of Whitley Jordan & Inge PA, was joined by his wife, Dana, as he was sworn in by N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley during the bar’s annual dinner.

“It’s exciting because we do a lot toward trying to enhance the practice of law and a lot to make sure that we keep within our mission in protecting the general public so that they have attorneys who are qualified and ethical in handling their cases,” Jordan told the Salisbury Post.

Prior to becoming vice president, Jordan served on the State Bar council as a representative of the Rowan County Bar for nine years. He moved up the ranks to serve as chairman of a few committees. Traditionally, the vice president goes on to serve as president-elect and president of the State Bar.

The appointment is significant because there’s never been an officer from Rowan County, Jordan told the Salisbury Post. Nor has there been an officer who represents a town the size of Salisbury, one from a small firm and one who is a trial lawyer, he said.

The main goal of the State Bar is to interpret the rules of professional conduct for attorneys and review grievances against attorneys. The bar was established in 1933.

“The State Bar is almost like a legislative organization. Every judicial district sends a representative. Jennifer Davis Hammond is our representative,” Jordan told the Post.

Jordan earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science and accounting from Catawba College in 1987 and a law degree from Campbell University School of Law in 1990.

Read more about Jordan at this link.


Since its founding in 1976, Campbell Law has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion, and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. Among its accolades, the school has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 4,200 alumni, who make their home in nearly all 50 states and beyond. Throughout 2021, Campbell Law is celebrating 45 years of graduating legal leaders and 12 years of being located in a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of North Carolina’s Capital City.