Jordan L. Bernstein joined the Cranfill Sumner LLP team after graduating with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2019. As an associate attorney in the Charlotte office, Jordan works primarily with the workers’ compensation section.

While attending UNC, Jordan served as a Comments Editor for the North Carolina Law Review, an Honors Writing Scholar for the first-year student writing program, an enrichment group leader for the law school’s Academic Excellence Program, and the mentorship coordinator for Women in Law. As a student practitioner in UNC’s Community Development Clinic, Jordan worked directly with clients by providing transactional and corporate counsel to North Carolina nonprofit organizations. Jordan honed her legal research and writing at the North Carolina Court of Appeals as a judicial extern and sharpened her advocacy by interning for two Charlotte firms during her second summer of law school. Before attending UNC, Jordan worked as a case assistant for Alston & Bird LLP.

Jordan graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Government and a minor in History. She was inducted in Pi Sigma Alpha and received the Top Twelve Award, a coach-selected award for those that represent Ohio Wesleyan in a positive manner through athletic ability, scholarship, community service, campus activities, character and leadership.


Jordan regularly presents webinars focused on providing continuing education opportunities for insurance adjusters. Her most recent presentations include:

  • 2022 – “Back to the Future—30 + years of Workers’ Comp Claim Handling Perspectives”
  • 2022 – Cranfill Conversations, Topic: “Defending Against Extended Compensation in NC Workers’ Compensation Claims: Deep Dive Into the Full Commission’s Recent Decision in Betts v. NC DHHS – Cherry Hospital
  • 2022 – “Now What? Early Trends in NC Extended Benefits Cases”
  • 2021 – “To Extend or Not Extend, that is the Question: A History of TTD Benefits and the Current State of Extended Compensation in NC”
  • 2021 – “2021 Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update”

Most Recent Posts


Cranfill Sumner Hosts Workers’ Compensation Webinar

On March 17, Cranfill Sumner hosted the “Back to the Future: 30+ Years of Workers’ Compensation Claim Handling Perspectives” webinar.  The webinar was hosted by Jordan Bernstein and featured presentations by Andy Avram and Taylor Pace.… Read More


Cranfill Sumner Attorneys Volunteer for Legal Aid Eviction Project

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In May 2020, Legal Aid of North Carolina launched an effort to help North Carolinians who were struggling to pay rent and were facing eviction. Legal Aid paired available emergency financial support with a search for volunteer attorneys from across the state who could help negotiate past and future payments with landlords.… Read More