Jordan Cunningham joined the firm from the District Attorney's Office in San Luis Obispo County. As a deputy district attorney, Mr. Cunningham prosecuted a wide variety of criminal cases, including DUI (alcohol and drug), domestic violence, witness intimidation, assault and battery, manslaughter, stalking, fraud, and environmental crimes. He also litigated civil asset forfeiture cases.
Mr. Cunningham has tried numerous jury and court trials to successful verdict, handled hundreds of contested hearings, and briefed and argued several appeals.
Prior to joining the District Attorney's Office in San Luis Obispo County, Mr. Cunningham was a civil trial attorney in the Commercial Litigation Section of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington DC. Mr. Cunningham also served in two federal clerkships. In 2008-2009, he clerked for the Honorable Liam O'Grady, U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. In 2007-2008, he clerked for the Honorable Francis Allegra, U.S. Court of Federal Claims. While clerking Mr. Cunningham worked on securities fraud and qui tam cases, death penalty habeas appeals, commercial disputes, and government contract lawsuits.
From 2004-2007, Mr. Cunningham was an associate at the law firm Jones Day, in both the San Francisco and Washington, DC offices. At Jones Day he practiced commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense, with particular focus on False Claims Act, RICO, and tort cases.
Mr. Cunningham obtained his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (2004), where he served on the moot court board and won a moot court award for best written brief. He obtained his bachelor's degree in physics, magna cum laude, from Point Loma Nazarene University (2000).
Mr. Cunningham is admitted to practice in all California state courts, the Northern, Central and Eastern Districts of California, the US Court of Federal Claims, and federal and state courts in the District of Columbia.
A native of San Luis Obispo County, Mr. Cunningham lives in Templeton with his wife Shauna and their four children. In his spare time he enjoys coaching youth sports, skiing, and playing softball.