Jordan Varberg joined Becket as Counsel in 2023 and focuses his practice on First Amendment litigation in federal district and appellate courts. Prior to joining Becket, Jordan was an associate at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago, where he worked primarily on employment and labor litigation matters in state and federal courts across the country. Jordan also previously served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Jerry E. Smith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Honorable David R. Stras on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Jordan is a proud graduate of Wheaton College, where he studied philosophy and graduated magna cum laude. He then attended law school at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as Publishing Editor on the California Law Review.
Jordan and his wife Annie live in Chicago where they enjoy trying new restaurants, struggling through Orangetheory classes, and living in community with their friends and church. Jordan is actively trying (and failing) to shed his habit of rooting for perpetually disappointing Minnesota sports teams.
* Not admitted to the D.C. Bar; admitted only in Illinois. Practice limited to cases in federal court. Supervised by licensed D.C. Bar members.