Ann “Ana” Marie Jordan

Ann “Ana” Marie Jordan


Ana is a partner at Carter Arnett and is both a trial lawyer and an appellate advocate with over 25 years of experience. As a former Assistant District Attorney, Assistant Attorney General, and Assistant City Attorney, Ana has handled on behalf of her government clients numerous trials and evidentiary hearings in federal and state trial courts across Texas. These litigation matters involved a broad range of issues and include cases involving multiple parties and complex claims.

In addition to her state-wide trial experience, Ana served as a briefing attorney for a chief justice in a state appellate court and has authored numerous appellate briefs in federal and state appellate courts. Ana has presented oral arguments in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and in the Dallas Court of Appeals.

Ana is the proud daughter of an entrepreneurial small-business owner and therefor utilizes a no-nonsense approach when assisting small-business clients manage their litigation. Ana strives to gain a comprehensive understanding of her client’s business so she can communicate effectively, assist with identifying potential legal pitfalls, and respond quickly to adverse legal claims.

Prior to entering law school, Ana served as a legislative assistant to a state representative in the Texas House of Representatives in Austin, Texas, and as a congressional intern for a United States Congressman in Washington D.C.  Ana has been married to Sean D. Jordan for over 23 years and they are proud parents of Connor (21) and Sophia (18).

Professional Associations and Community Involvement:

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Texas State Bar, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • Executive Latino Leadership Program, Battleground Texas, Member – Part-time leadership development program intended for working professionals who want to increase their knowledge of the inner workings of campaigns and take senior leadership positions in future elections. Program included advanced sessions on communication and messaging; digital research; field organizing; fundraising; and political data.
  • Volunteer Deputy Register, Travis County, Texas
  • Precinct Chair, Precinct 307, Travis County Democratic Party

Practice Areas

  • Federal and State Litigation and Appeals
  • Breach of Contract
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Condemnation
  • Constitutional Litigation
  • Criminal Trials
  • Labor and Employment
  • First Amendment Litigation
  • Governmental Litigation
  • Municipal Land Use
  • Property Rights
  • Trespass to Title
  • Voting Rights


  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1994
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A. (English), 1990


  • Texas
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District
  • United States District Court for the Northern District
  • United States District Court for the Southern District
  • United States District Court for the Western District