Trinity Jordan is an experienced trial lawyer focusing his practice in the areas of federal criminal defense, entertainment law, nonprofit and corporate litigation. While his practice primarily involves federal law matters, he also regularly represents clients in state and federal court.
A former Assistant United States Attorney in Miami, Florida, he was assigned to the major crimes unit and has led investigations with every major federal investigative unit. Most notably, he led the U.S. Department of State’s largest domestic investigation and federal indictment in 2017‐2018, which generated significant media attention and continues to be featured by major international broadcast networks. His extensive experience at trial lends to the strategic and zealous counsel he provides to clients today.
In the entertainment industry, Trinity has worked with several independent movie producers, writers and artists. He has also represented some of the largest privately owned companies in the United States, as well as many local businesses, contractors and individuals in government investigations.
Prior to law school, Trinity spent nearly a decade as lead pastor at Elevation Church in Layton, Utah. During his tenure there, he wrote three books and spoke to congregations at over 200 churches and events around the world. As such, he has also provided legal services to hundreds of nonprofits and churches across the United States.
Trinity is active in the professional and civic communities, and since 2017 has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law where he instructs a course on judicial writing.
Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, Trinity was an attorney at a law firm in Salt Lake City, where he represented clients in criminal defense and corporate matters in state and federal court.
Prior to that, he was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. In that role, Trinity was assigned to the major crimes section and prosecuted federal criminal matters involving economic crimes, tax fraud, identity theft, narcotics distribution, federal firearm violations, money laundering, bank robbery, Hobbs Act robbery, alien smuggling, child pornography and immigration offenses.
When Trinity first joined the U.S. Attorney’s office, he was assigned to the appellate division, where he had the opportunity to argue cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Immediately following law school, Trinity clerked for the Hon. Adalberto Jordan in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Trinity has also had the opportunity to work for Hon. Tena Campbell in the U.S. District Court for the Utah District and Hon. Vance Salter in the Third District Court of Appeals for the State of Florida.
- University of Miami School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2015)
- Miami Scholar
- Honor Society of Bar and Gavel
- Writing Dean’s Fellow
- Race and Social Justice Law Review (Article and Citation Editor)
- Miami Innocence Project Clinic
- Evangel University (B.A., magna cum laude, 2001)
- Legal Studies/Government
Charitable and Civic Involvement
- University of Miami School of Law (Adjunct Professor, March 2017-present)
- FREE International (National Leadership Committee Member, 2014-present)
- Living 127, Inc. (Board Member, 2015-present)
- Calvary Fellowship (Board Member, 2017-present)
- XA Prairie View, A&M University (Board Member, 2020-present)
- Sox Place (Board Member, 2007-2011)
- The Christmas Box House (Community Advisory Member, 2007-2009)
- Urban Islands Project (Board Member, 2020-present)
- Litigation Skills Award for Excellence in Oral and Written Advocacy, University of Miami School of Law
- Dean’s Certificate of Achievement Awards: Legal Writing & Research II, Wrongful Convictions, Innovation/Technology and the Legal Profession, and Discovery in Civil Litigation
- C.A.L.I. Excellence Award: Miami Innocence Project Clinic, Human Trafficking