Jordan Couch is a partner at Palace Law and is admitted to practice law in both Washington and Oregon. That didn’t come overnight. He earned it. True to the Palace Law culture, Jordan is committed to helping real people get justice, no matter how long it takes. This approach to today’s “David versus Goliath” workers’ compensation system is critical because the Department of Labor and Industries is designed to wear down the injured until they simply give up. Jordan’s life experience has given him the grit and perseverance necessary to fight this battle every day.
Jordan grew up in the prairie land of eastern Montana. His father was a fishing guide and his mother was a teacher but Jordan’s love for solving complex problems and his high school debate experience drew him to the legal profession. After high school, Jordan traveled to Maryland where he graduated from St. John’s College and then to Indiana where he got his law degree from Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law. While in law school, Jordan worked for NASA and clerked for judges in the Maryland Court of Appeals and the Federal District Court for the Western District of Washington. He also managed and litigated cases for a pro bono organization that helped survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. Through each of those roles, Jordan honed his skills as a courtroom advocate and deepened his commitment to helping those in need.
In June of 2015 Jordan moved to Washington to put his skills and experience to use helping injured workers. Jordan knows his way around the complex workers compensation system and feels he is at his best when cross examining the doctors who deny injured workers the benefits they deserve. In 2020 Jordan was given an APEX (Acknowledging Professional Excellence) award from the Washington State Bar Association.
Outside of the office, Jordan is heavily involved in various legal associations including the Washington Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Board and the Washington State Association for Justice.
True to his Montana roots, Jordan is an outdoorsman at heart and loves fishing, hunting, skiing, hiking and any other excuse to be outside. He’s also an avid reader and loves to check out the local dive bars for a bite to eat. He and his wife, Maria, have a cat named Ellie and a dog named Penelope.