A History of Taking Care of Your Family When it Matters Most

About Us

In 2021, Jordan & White is celebrating 10 years of taking care of your family when it matters most: real estate sales and purchases; wills, trusts, and estate plans; and managing estates after death. We understand how nerve-wracking it can be to deal with legal matters, so we make the process as easy as possible. At Jordan & White, you get our personal attention and are never left wondering where things stand with regard to any legal matter or inquiry.

Jordan & White traces its lineage back to 1938, when Sumner Raymond opened his law practice in Salem, Massachusetts. He was a direct descendant of John Proctor who was hanged as a witch, and is also from the lineage of Reverend John Wise, another prominent figure in the Salem witch trials. Sumner had strong ties to the community and a deep personal understanding of the role the law plays in our lives.

Sumner was known for his trusts and estates work and his extensive community service. He served as the firm’s managing partner for 57 years before retiring in 1995. He passed along the firm to Dana Jordan, a partner who had joined the firm in 1987.

Like Sumner, Dana was committed to serving the community both through the practice of law and his volunteer work with the Pingree School. A real estate and probate attorney, he partnered with Jonathan White in 2011 to create Jordan & White, LLC, which now has offices in both Salem and Medford. Dana retired from the practice of law in 2014, leaving the firm in the hands of Jonathan White.

After graduating from the Suffolk University Law School in 1999, Jonathan worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. For the next decade, Jonathan gained extensive trial experience in cases dealing with personal injury, property, insurance, and general liability. In 2009, he started his own firm in Medford and shifted his focus from a practice dominated by litigation to a practice dominated by transactional law.

We look forward to being of service!

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