Jason S. Ordene

Jason S. Ordene

T: 202.659.6813
F: 202.689.3166

Mr. Ordene, Associate at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and a member of its community associations practice group, focuses his practice on representing condominium associations, homeowners associations, and cooperative associations, dealing with the full range of issues that frequently confront community associations.

Mr. Ordene, who is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, has appeared before numerous state and federal courts where he has litigated a wide variety of matters, including representing creditors in bankruptcy proceedings, insurance defense, and construction litigation.  He also has experience in representing material supply clients and contractors in mechanic’s lien and bond actions.  Additionally, he has represented and advised financial institutions on a variety of issues, including state and federal statutory compliance. Mr. Ordene has also successfully represented clients in numerous mediations, negotiations, and arbitrations in a variety of forums.

Memberships & Activities

  • Member: American Bar Association
  • Member: Mayland State Bar Association; Young Lawyers section
  • District of Columbia Bar Association


New Rules and Regulations for Aquatic Facilities in the District of Columbia

As of June 9, 2017, new rules and regulations for Aquatic Facilities, including Swimming Pools, Spa Pools, and Saunas, went into effect in the District of Columbia for the purpose of updating existing regulations to reflect new industry standards and District regulations.  Most significantly, the proposed rulemaking incorporates industry standards that are included in the second edition of the “Model Aquatic Health Code” published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as other industry standards.  

Tree Liability in Maryland, DC, and Virginia

Among the many issues community associations deal with are disputes between owners regarding trees that encroach upon a neighbor’s property.  While each jurisdiction has established law on the issue, as a community, the simplest solutions are usually the best.  Therefore before resorting to the courts, residents should consider contacting their neighbors to ask whether they would be willing to fix the problem voluntarily.  While the world would be simpler if such property disputes were always amicably resolved between neighbors, in some instances, owners cannot reach an accord.  This article will explore the differences between how D.C., Virginia, and Maryland resolve these issues.