Jordan Lester


Jordan is a partner at Cheadles, having joined the firm in September 2013. Prior to joining Cheadles, Jordan articled as a judicial law clerk for the Superior Court of Justice – Northwest region. While based in Thunder Bay, he also clerked for the Superior Court judges of Kenora, Sault Ste. Marie and Parry Sound.

Jordan has successfully represented clients while appearing before the Ontario Court of Appeal, Divisional Court, Superior Court of Justice, Federal Court of Canada, Alberta Queen’s Bench, Ontario Court of Justice, Provincial Offences Court, Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Ontario Municipal Board (now the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal). His cases have been reported by a variety of publications including the Ontario Reports, Canadian Human Rights Reports, Canadian Labour Law Cases, Estates & Trusts Reports, Municipal and Planning Law Reports, Construction Law Reports, Weekly Criminal Bulletins and the All Canada Weekly Summaries.

Before entering the world of law, Jordan spent several years as a reporter for the CBC, filing stories at the regional, provincial and national level, making regular contributions to programs such as World Report, Ontario Today, and The World This Weekend. Jordan is very active with various not-for-profit organizations in Thunder Bay, and in his spare time he enjoys snowboarding, playing hockey, fishing and watching the Blue Jays.

Professional Associations

  • Thunder Bay Law Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Ad IDEM/Canadian Media Lawyers Association
  • Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education

Community Involvement

  • Director – Lakehead Public Schools Foundation
  • Local Organizing Committee – 2017 WBSC U18 Baseball World Cup
  • Vice-President and Trustee – Thunder Bay Community Foundation
  • Director – Thunder Bay Law Association
  • Director – Thunder Bay International Baseball Association
  • Fundraiser – Harbour Youth Services of Thunder Bay
  • Volunteer – Lawyers Feed the Hungry
  • Clinical Instructor – Lakehead University Faculty of Law – Constitutional Law
  • Mock trial coach – Ontario Justice Education Network

Publications & Presentations

Bar Admission

2013 – Ontario


  • 2006 – University of King’s College – Bachelor of Journalism (Honours)
  • 2011 – Bond University – Juris Doctor