Jordan Godwin, NCAJ NEXT Leadership Program class of 2024

December 13, 2023

Jordan Godwin is one of the 13 members of the NCAJ NEXT Leadership Program class of 2024. The program identifies the state’s emerging trial lawyer leaders.

Lives in: Raleigh 

Law degree from: Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law 

Works as: Attorney at HensonFuerst, P.A. 

Legal association involvement: I grew up participating in NCAJ’s mock trial program so, I helped coach my high school’s team in 2021. After that, my mentor, Rebecca Britton, asked me to help her with the Fayetteville regional competition. I served as the co-regional director last year.  

I recently co-authored NCAJ’s amicus brief in Canteen v. Charlotte Metro Credit Union. I hope to find more ways to be more involved through NCAJ’s Next Program. 

Why is the idea of civil justice important to you?

It’s far too easy for large businesses or powerful people to run over and ignore anyone and anything that does not directly benefit them. Without attorneys to speak up for them, countless people would “get got” and have no way to help themselves. Civil justice is important because nobody deserves to be taken advantage of. 

What’s your vision for the future of NCAJ?

NCAJ could easily be a household name within a decade. Just like every senior knows AARP, every consumer, patient, and criminal defendant in North Carolina should know NCAJ. 

Away from work …

I enjoy doing things that let me “turn off” my mind for a short while. This ranges from a movie night with my friends, spending the day with my parents and their two (adorable) labs, driving around to random local shops with my brother in his college town, or just reading a book at home.