Jordan B. Yeager



Jordan B. Yeager is a graduate of Palisades High School, Cornell University, and the American University, Washington College of Law.

Early Career

Jordan began his legal career in Washington, D.C., where he handled criminal defense, military law, and a wide range of civil litigation matters. After a brief period as a solo practitioner in Northeastern Pennsylvania, he returned to Bucks County in 1995 and opened the Doylestown office of the Philadelphia-based Sugarman & Associates, working primarily on complex civil litigation matters.

From 1997 to 2008, he was a partner in the firm Boockvar & Yeager, and established a regional reputation handling plaintiffs’ civil rights and employment litigation.

Joining Curtin & Heefner LLP in 2008, Yeager developed a statewide practice in the areas of local government, land use, environmental, and constitutional law. He chaired the firm’s Public Sector, Environmental, and Appellate practice groups, and served on the firm’s Management Committee.

Career as an Advocate

Over the course of his 27 year career as an advocate, Yeager practiced before trial courts in 23 different counties throughout Pennsylvania and appeared before:

  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court
  • Pennsylvania Superior Court
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Second, and D.C. Circuits

He served as lead counsel in numerous precedent setting cases, including:

  • Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Ass’n v. City of Pittsburgh, 211 A.3d 810 (Pa. 2019)
  • Robinson Township, Delaware Riverkeeper Network v. Commonwealth, 83 A.3d 901 (Pa. 2013)
  • Friends of Lackawanna v. Dunmore Borough ZHB, 186 A.3d 525 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2018)
  • Pennypacker v. Ferguson Township, 167 A.3d 209 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2017)
  • Harvilchuck v. Department of Environmental Protection, 117 A.3d 368 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2015)
  • MarkWest Liberty Midstream and Resources, LLC v. Clean Air Council, 71 A.3d 337 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2013)
  • Nockamixon Township v. Nockamixon Township ZHB, 8 A.3d 434 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2010)
  • Arbor Res., LLC v. Nockamixon Township, 973 A.2d 1036 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2009)
  • Estate of Smith v. Marasco (I), 318 F.3d 497 (3rd Circuit 2003)


Yeager is a recipient of the Florence Neilson Environmental Leadership Award from Clean Water Action and his legal work has been featured in the books Amity and Prosperity and The Green Amendment. He has been a frequent lecturer, including at Yale Law School, Columbia Law School, and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.


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