Nancy Ingram Jordan is Of Counsel at Warner Bates, serving clients in all areas of family law with a special emphasis in appellate law. Having been an appellate advocate for over 30 years, Nancy brings a distinctive mind set and established legal and tactical skills that are vital in appellate litigation. Nancy provides services to clients and to trial lawyers as an appellate lawyer and/or consultant. In this role, she helps navigate the options that exist, either prior to a final judgment, or following a final judgment in which time-sensitive decisions must be made.
Nancy initially developed her passion and expertise in appellate law based upon her many years in civil and criminal appellate practice in both the state appellate courts and federal courts. Prior to entering private practice, she served as a felony prosecutor in the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office, with an emphasis on appellate law.
As appellate counsel, Nancy has authored or co-authored over 400 appellate briefs and made over 70 oral arguments before the Supreme Court of Georgia and the Court of Appeals of Georgia. Her name appears in approximately 300 reported appellate decisions in the state appellate courts. She has participated in numerous cases of first impression during her appellate career.
Nancy’s skill and expertise in the appellate arena were recognized in 1999 when she was jointly awarded the Appellate Award for Outstanding Advocacy in Capital Cases by the Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation. Other significant honors and awards include inclusion among The National Advocates’ Top 100 Lawyers (2015), the National Association of Distinguished Counsel’s Top One Percent (2015), Super Lawyers (2012-2018) and Georgia Trend’s Legal Elite (2013, 2014).
In addition to her law practice, Nancy is a registered civil and domestic mediator and arbitrator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution.
Nancy is a noted speaker and author who shares her experience and legal knowledge with various professional groups through speaking engagements and articles. She has lectured at appellate and family law seminars sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia, the Cobb County Bar Association and Kennesaw State University’s College of Continuing and Professional Education.
A native of Cobb County, Georgia, Nancy completed both her undergraduate work and her J.D. at Emory University in Atlanta.