Jordan McNamara

Director of Chapters

Jordan McNamara (he/him) joined ACS in July 2019 and currently serves as the Director of Chapters. In this capacity, he helps to advance the next generation of progressive leaders by managing existing ACS student and lawyer chapters, working to strategically expand ACS’s network, and developing a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive legal community throughout the American West and beyond.

He received his undergraduate degree from Ball State University and became the first out transgender student to earn a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Colorado Law School in 2018. Prior to joining ACS, Jordan was an associate attorney specializing in family law and estate planning, and before his legal career, he served in the United States Air Force as an Aircraft Fuel Systems Journeyman on the KC-135(R) airframe.

Jordan was the first out transgender president to lead the Colorado LGBT Bar Association and currently serves as the organization’s inaugural Transgender/Non-Binary Section Chair. He is the former Executive Director and Board Chair of the Colorado Name Change Project, where he still remains on the board working to provide direct legal and financial resources to Transgender and Nonbinary Coloradans seeking to update their names and gender markers. In 2021, the National LGBT Bar Association named him as one of the "40 Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40". In 2022, he received the Stonewall Award from the American Bar Association for his work advancing LGBTQ+ individuals and causes in the legal profession.

Jordan is based in Denver, CO where he enjoys fly fishing, off-roading, and spending time with his husband and their three dogs; Hamilton, Huxley, and Lady Bird.