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Jordan S. Bolton



151 S. Old Woodward
Suite 200
Birmingham, MI 48009
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J.D., cum laude, Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 2003
B.A., cum laude, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 2000
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Court Admissions
U.S. Bankruptcy Ct., N.D. of Georgia
U.S. Bankruptcy Ct., E.D. of Michigan
U.S. Bankruptcy Ct., W.D. of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Michigan
U.S. District Ct., District of New Jersey
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of New York
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of New York
Kings County Supreme Court, New York
Dallas County District Court, Texas
Delaware Chancery Court
Multnomah Circuit Court, Oregon
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Louisiana
Philadelphia County, Court of Common Pleas, Commerce Division
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Jordan S. Bolton


Jordan S. Bolton represents clients nationwide in high-stakes litigation. He manages risks and resolves disputes arising out of client operations in a variety of industries, including automotive, construction, financial services, franchise, health care, manufacturing, private equity, real estate, retail, technology, and transportation.

Jordan helps business leaders, in-house counsel, and individuals remove barriers to success by providing creative dispute resolution and transactional services, both within and outside state and federal tribunals across the country.

Jordan serves as lead trial lawyer in dozens of high-profile and high-risk matters, regularly representing clients in "bet the company" litigation and cases involving significant exposure. Jordan serves clients in litigation pending in dozens of state and federal courts, and has substantial experience litigating matters in Michigan’s business courts.

Additionally, Jordan maintains a robust outside general counsel practice for his clients who have varied legal needs but are not yet ready for in-house counsel.   

As a result of his reputation for creative dispute resolution, Jordan’s colleagues also frequently select him to serve as a mediator and arbitrator.

Prior to joining Clark Hill, Jordan gained significant courtroom experience holding positions with Judge George C. Steeh of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the Free Legal Aid Clinic, and the 46th District Court of Southfield, Michigan.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained the largest judgement in Michigan in 2014 in a fraud and civil RICO action on behalf of municipal client in the amount of $120,000,000 and successfully defended that judgment through bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Served as a Special Assistant Attorney General in connection with the Flint water litigation.
  • Prosecuted a fraud and civil RICO action on behalf of a manufacturer, inclusive of a finding of entitlement to significant monetary and other relief as a result of defendants’ spoliation of evidence.
  • Prosecuted a trademark action on behalf a healthcare provider, resulting in immediate grant of a temporary restraining order, followed by capitulation by our opposition prior to hearing on request for preliminary injunction.
  • Prosecuted a right of celebrity and trademark action on behalf of an All Star Detroit Red Wing, resulting in immediate grant of injunctive relief, followed by capitulation by our opposition.
  • Defended a bet-the-company federal trade secrets action, resulting in dismissal of all claims with prejudice, and an award of attorneys’ fees and costs in favor of our client.
  • Prosecuted several supply chain disputes on behalf of suppliers at varying levels, resulting in granting of a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction, followed by recovery of every dollar of alleged damages, plus attorneys’ fees, and costs.
  • Defended a bet-the-company shareholder dispute, resulting in dismissal of all claims with prejudice on opening motion, affirmation of decision by the intermediate appellate court, and rejection of a request for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court.
  • Prosecuted a series of trade secret and non-compete matters on behalf of a client for whom Jordan serves as outside general counsel, resulting in recovery of injunctive relief and monetary damages.
  • Defended hundreds of actions involving claims arising under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, and similar statutes, including obtaining stipulated dismissal of a putative bet-the-company class action on claims brought under the FDCPA on behalf of various credit reporting agencies, debt collectors, publishers, and attorneys.
Named in Best Lawyers in America
Named in Super Lawyers (“Top 50 Business Attorneys” and “Top 100 Attorneys” in any practice)
Named in dBusiness's Top Lawyer
Rated “AV Preeminent” (highest rating) by Martindale-Hubbell
Rated “10/10 Superb” (highest rating) by Avvo
Profiled in Crain's Detroit Business among the busiest litigators in Michigan
Named Legal Aid and Defenders' Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
American Bar Association
Federal Bar Association - Eastern District of Michigan
State Bar of Michigan (Judicial Tenure Commission nominee, Judicial Qualifications Committee, Character and Fitness Committee, U.S. Courts Committee, Bar Foundation Life Fellow)
Oakland County Bar Association
Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association (Barrister)
Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors)
Knollwood Country Club (Board of Directors, Executive Board)
Prosecutors Foundation for the Kids (Board of Directors)
Detroit Economic Club

Defended a number of trademark infringement actions in federal court relating to the sale of alleged Zig Zag knockoff products. 

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Representing a client in Oregon in a dispute involving the alleged failure of a million-dollar cannabis oil extraction machine to perform as claimed. 

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Advising clients regarding federal and state financial institution regulations in the context of providing services to cannabis-industry participants. 

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Represented a client in litigation in Michigan relating to a cannabis ballot initiative in the City of Detroit. 

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On behalf of two of our firm’s largest clients, a multi-office and multi-practice group team of Clark Hill attorneys and others recently obtained a $7,300,000 non-dischargeable fraud and conversion judgment by summary proceedings against their opposition in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The ruling came after substantial briefing completed by Jordan Bolton (Birmingham – Litigation), Peter Jackson (Detroit – Bankruptcy), and Stuart Schwartz (Detroit – Construction); and a nearly two-hour oral argument session, led by Jordan and Stuart, and supported by Tim Lee (Detroit – Summer Associate). Substantial additional support was provided by one of our client’s outside general counsel, Ronald King (Lansing – Litigation).

In a pro bono case, Nicole Tersigni (under the supervision of Jordan Bolton and Stuart Schwartz) successfully prosecuted our clients’ primary breach of contract claim, and successfully defended our clients’ fraud claims through summary disposition proceedings. In short, our clients hired the defendant contractors to remodel our clients’ modest 900 square foot home, so the main level would be accessible to their severely disabled son. The defendant contractors took our clients’ money, completed a portion of the work, then walked off the job, claiming fraud in the inducement. After taking a significant supporting role in discovery, and a lead role in getting the defendant contractors’ counterclaims dismissed as a sanction for their discovery abuses, Nicole took a lead role in the briefing related to competing motions for summary. The Court dispensed with oral argument, granted our clients’ motion on their breach of contract action, and denied the defendant contractors’ request to dismiss our clients’ fraud claims.