From his office on the 36th floor of a Dallas skyscraper, James David Jordan counsels clients and prepares cases for court as a business attorney with the Texas law firm of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. The Dallas Business Journal has named him one of the six most influential leaders in the Dallas/Fort Worth legal community as well as one of the top fifteen business defense attorneys in Dallas/Fort Worth. He has also been chosen by his peers for inclusion in Woodward/White’s Best Lawyers in America and Key Professional Media’s Texas Super Lawyers.
But James is not just an attorney. Several years ago, he set out to write a book of lessons for an adult Sunday school class. He soon found himself embellishing the Bible stories with details that he thought could, or should, have happened. Concerned that the Lord might not view a University of Missouri journalism degree as sufficient qualification to edit His work, James decided that the more prudent approach was to weave the stories into novels that would encourage readers to explore and grow in their faith.
The first fruit of his efforts was the well-received SOMETHING THAT LASTS, a novel about a family’s struggle with faith in the face of adultery, scandal, and tragedy. His sophomore offering, FORSAKEN, released last fall, posed a challenging question: what would it take for you to renounce your faith in Christ? “I had always been intrigued by the idea that God expects us to love Him more than anything, including our families,” James muses. “And I always thought of that in the context of my own children. That’s what led to the dilemma that I made the focal point of FORSAKEN: what if we had to choose, literally, between God and our own children?”
Jordan’s latest release, DOUBLE CROSS, is the sequel to FORSAKEN. Again, Taylor Pasbury is faced with a series of difficult situations and learns an important personal and spiritual lesson about sacrifices—most can never be earned. “This is where Taylor comes to grips with the sacrifice her father made to save her from being raped when she was seventeen,” Jordan says. “DOUBLE CROSS also introduces Taylor's long lost mother, a quirky woman with a past of her own. I think readers will enjoy her.”
A minister’s son who grew up in Alton, Illinois, James attended the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, then went on to earn an MBA and law degree from the University of Illinois. James joined Munsch Hardt in 1986 after practicing with a major Chicago law firm. From 1998 through 2005, he served as Munsch Hardt’s chairman and CEO. As litigation counsel of choice for numerous major corporations, he has represented companies ranking among the nation’s leaders in the fields of telecommunications, hospitality, restaurants, computer services, software development, financial services, engineering, and manufacturing.
James is on the Board of Directors of Christian Community Action, an organization that assists needy families in the Dallas/Fort Worth community. An avid baseball fan, he lives with his wife and two teenage children in the Dallas suburbs.
James David Jordan