Jordan Stringer Joins Legal Aid Society as Nashville Managing Attorney
Stringer will also coordinate the nonprofit law firm’s work with pro bono attorneys through the Volunteer Lawyers Program
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, June 8, 2022 – Legal Aid Society, Tennessee’s largest legal nonprofit, announced today that Jordan Stringer has joined its Nashville office as managing attorney and Volunteer Lawyers Program Director.
As managing attorney, Stringer will supervise staff members, oversee administrative functions for the Nashville office, work closely with other management team members to coordinate client services and assist in oversight and quality assurance systems. Stringer will also serve as Director of the Volunteer Lawyers Program, developing strategic initiatives and managing staff to support pro bono lawyers helping clients across 48 counties in Middle Tennessee.
“Jordan brings an exceptional legal background and a true passion for advocacy for marginalized individuals, and we’re thrilled to have him joining the team of dedicated attorneys in our Nashville office,” said DarKenya W. Waller, executive director of Legal Aid Society. “We look forward to watching him excel in this role as he works for the benefit of our clients.”
Stringer is a litigator and project manager with deep roots in the public interest and pro bono spaces. Before joining Legal Aid Society, Stringer most recently served as legal counsel for Equifax Inc., where he managed Equifax’s nationwide docket of single-plaintiff lawsuits concerning the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). In that role, Jordan both supervised outside counsel and served as counsel of record.
Over the course of his career, Stringer has also worked for nonprofit organizations, international law firms and industry-leading companies, while also serving on various boards, committees and affinity groups serving the metro Atlanta region. In the pro bono and public interest spaces, he has advised homeless individuals in civil proceedings, litigated civil rights cases on behalf of marginalized individuals and counseled indigent clients facing eviction. Stringer has also worked on habeas petitions for incarcerated individuals and was part of a legal team that secured the release of a wrongly convicted client who had served 17 years of a life sentence.
“I am honored to work alongside the skilled advocates and community leaders at Legal Aid Society, and I look forward to committing myself to thoughtful, creative and socially conscious leadership as managing attorney and director of the Volunteer Lawyers Program,” Stringer said. “We have the opportunity to forge a new strategic path to deliver transformational pro bono legal services throughout Middle Tennessee, and I am thrilled to be working for a mission-driven organization that is guided by an abiding belief in the dignity of all people. I cannot wait to partner with the many volunteer lawyers who have worked with Legal Aid in the fight for equal justice.”
Stringer received his B.A. in political science, with distinction, from Duke University, where he was a Benjamin N. Duke Merit Scholar. He went on to receive his J.D., with honors, from Emory University School of Law, where he was a scholarship recipient and served as articles editor for the Emory Law Journal.
About Legal Aid Society
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands advocates for fairness and justice under the law. The nonprofit law firm offers free civil legal representation and educational programs to help people in its region receive justice, protect their well-being and support opportunities to overcome poverty. It serves 48 counties from offices in Clarksville, Columbia, Cookeville, Gallatin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Oak Ridge and Tullahoma. Legal Aid Society is funded in part by United Way. Learn more at www.las.org or by following the firm on Facebook.