Darrin D. Jordan


Darrin D. Jordan was sworn in as the 87th president of the North Carolina State Bar by Chief Justice Paul Newby at the State Bar’s Annual Dinner on October 7, 2021. His tenure as an officer and member of the North Carolina State Bar ended after the October 2023 quarterly meeting of the State Bar but he still is a member of the nomination committee.

He earned his BA from Catawba College in political science and accounting in 1987, and his JD from Campbell University School of Law in 1990.

He is a partner of Whitley, Jordan, Inge & Rary, PA. and he maintains a state and federal criminal law practice in Salisbury. He has been a board-certified specialist in criminal law since 2004 and he is admitted to the federal district courts in both the middle and western districts.

Prior to becoming an Officer of the North State Bar, he was the State Bar Councilor representing Judicial District 19C (now 27), Rowan County, from 2010–2018, during which time he served as chair of the Ethics and Communications Committees as well as the Lawyers Assistance Program Board.

He has also served on the NC Indigent Defense Services Commission where he served for seven years and was Chair of the Commission for two years.

He and his wife, Dana, have two adult children and when he isn’t at work in Salisbury, you will find him in Western North Carolina where he keeps a vacation home and he works as a part-time fly fishing guide for the Tuck Fly Shop in Sylva.