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Jordan W Gerheim


Jordan W Gerheim

Jordan W Gerheim


11 North Water Street
Suite 20290
Mobile, AL 36602

Jordan’s practice throughout Alabama and Florida state and federal courts is divided between civil litigation and serving as general counsel for local, regional, national, as well as international businesses.  Jordan specializes in several areas of the law, including first and third party claims, construction, insurance, bad faith, professional liability, product liability and wrongful death, as well as premises liability, dram shop/liquor liability, and workers’ compensation.  Jordan’s practice also includes business, corporate and contract advice and litigation.



Professional Recognition

  • Spotlighted by The Whisper
  • Member of the Defense Research Institute: Steering Committee of Young Lawyer Division
  • Member of Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the Alabama Bar Association where he serves on the Alabama Bench & Bar Relations Task Force for 2021-2022
  • Member of the Florida Bar Association
  • Member of Mobile County Bar Associations: Former Executive Committee Appointee
  • AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings
  • Rising Star in Alabama by Mid-South Super Lawyers® magazine.

Community Involvement

  • Jordan is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Mobile and devotes much of his time away from work serving on the Board of Directors for Fuse Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the spark for innovation, funding and implementation of projects benefiting children along Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Fuse Project invests in initiatives promoting the health, fitness, education and social responsibility of children.
  • Jordan is a proud Big Brother to a great 8 year old in Mobile as a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama.
  • Jordan currently serves as President of the University of Georgia’s Alumni Association for the Mobile and surrounding areas.
  • Jordan serves on the Senior Bowl Committee.


  • Secured favorable Supreme Court opinion on behalf of termite and pest control company in a case involving claims of fraud, negligence, wantonness, and breach of contract.
  • Obtained summary judgment and complete dismissal on behalf of termite company in Mobile County Circuit Court on claims of fraud, negligence, wantonness, and breach of contract.
  • Obtained a favorable ruling from the Alabama Court of Civil appeals affirming a trial court’s defense verdict on behalf of their client, a multi-state corporation from a suit arising out of a former employee’s claim for workers’ compensation benefits.  The Alabama Supreme Court later affirmed without opinion.
  • Obtained a favorable ruling from the Alabama Supreme Court on behalf of their clients, a national little league baseball program and its local director, after a spectator was hit by a baseball and sustained a serious brain injury/bleed.
  • Obtained a defense verdict for an employer in workers’ compensation case, in Monroe County, Alabama.  The claimant employee alleged he was permanently and totally disabled as a result of injuries to his arms, shoulders, neck and back suffered on the job.  
  • Obtained summary judgment for a bar/restaurant/nightclub owner all claims – including claims of Liquor Liability/Dram Shop Act and Wrongful Death – stemming from a shooting at the nightclub. After approximately four years of litigation, extensive briefing by the parties, and lengthy oral arguments, the Jefferson County Circuit Court held, among other things, that the plaintiff did not present sufficient evidence to establish a genuine issue of material fact and dismissed all claims as a matter of law.
  • Obtained a favorable opinion from the Supreme Court of Alabama reversing and remanding a trial court’s denial of a client’s request to compel arbitration of claims filed against his business in Baldwin County, Alabama.
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Presentations and Publications

  • “Oral Advocacy at Every Stage of the Case” – Publication presented by Honorable Jeff Brown of the Texas Supreme Court and appellate lawyer, Chad Ruback. Austin, TX (2017).
  • Fundamentals of Workers’ Compensation, Workers’ Compensation CLE, Mobile, AL, (July 6, 2016).
  • “Alabama Litigation Overview,” Practical Law Litigation (Summer 2016; Updated Spring 2018).
  • “Responding to a Complaint: Alabama Q&A,” Practical Law Litigation (Summer 2015).
  • “The Surety’s Contractual Right of Indemnity”, 26th Annual Southern Surety & Fidelity Claims Conference, Clearwater, Florida, April 2015.
  • Pro Ami and Structured Settlements, Keynote Speaker, Mobile Legal Professionals Association, November 2012.
  • “Insurers Beware: Defending Claims Under Alabama’s Direct Action Statute,” Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ADLA) Journal, 2012 Spring Edition.
  • IF I ONLY KNEW THEN…: Suggestions for New Lawyers from Lessons Learned,” The Whisper by the Defense Research Institute (DRI), Vol. 8, Issue 1, January 2012.
  • Law School Initiative: Making the Most of Your Summer Clerkship: Tips on How to Be a Great Summer Associate,” The Whisper by the Defense Research Institute (DRI), November 2010.  

Fun Facts

In 2015, Jordan was selected by the Defense Research Institute (DRI) as one of twelve young lawyers from around the country to be sworn in, in person, as a new member of the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.  The swearing-in ceremony took place before all nine (9) justices, with Chief Justice Roberts granting the motion for Jordan’s membership.

Jordan does his best never to turn down the opportunity to travel or see a good concert.  His favorite band, Pearl Jam, still likes to tour too!  So, if he can see them in a city he has never been, he can enjoy both passions at the same time.   Jordan is set to see his 20th and 21st shows this Summer.

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