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Jessica M. Garrison
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Jessica Medeiros-Garrison serves as Director of the Republican Attorneys General Association and is Of Counsel in the Birmingham office.

She graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in 1997 and from the University of Alabama School of Law with a Juris Doctor in December, 2000. She was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in April, 2001 and the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Northern Districts of Alabama, in May, 2001.

As an undergraduate at the University of Alabama, Jessica served as President of the Student Government Association. Prior to attending law school she served with former State of Alabama Attorney General Jeff Sessions (currently United States Senator) and as Director of Public Relations and Legislative Affairs for former Attorney General Bill Pryor (currently US Court of Appeals Judge,11th Circuit). She also served as law clerk for former Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court Judge L. Scott Coogler (currently US District Court Judge). In 1998 she joined the law firm of Phelps, Jenkins, Gibson & Fowler, L.L.P in Tuscaloosa, where she earned a partnership. She went on to successfully manage the 2010 Luther Strange campaign for Attorney General and later serve as Chief Counsel and Deputy Attorney General in the 2011 administration of Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange.

Jessica is a former member of the Business Council of Alabama Board of Directors, the ProgressPac Board of Directors, the DCH Foundation Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama Board of Directors (former Chairperson), the United Way of West Alabama Board of Directors, Family Counseling Service Board of Directors, Tuscaloosa Preservation Society Board of Directors, Alabama Department of Industrial Relations Advisory Council, Kid One Transport System Board of Directors, Tuscaloosa County March of Dimes - March for Babies Event & Revenue Chair , Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority Strategic Planning Committee. She currently maintains her membership on the Farrah Alumni Law Society Board of Trustees, Birmingham Bar Association, and Alabama Bar Association. She is a member of the Leadership Tuscaloosa Class of 2001-02 and Leadership Alabama Class of 2008-09. She also received the Young Careerist Award in 2002 from the Tuscaloosa Business and Professional Women’s Organization.

PRIOR EMPLOYMENT

  • Office of Attorney General; Chief Counsel for Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange
  • Phelps, Jenkins, Gibson & Fowler, LLP; Partner
  • Alabamians for Luther Strange, Inc.; Campaign Manager
  • Office of Attorney General; Public Information and Legislative Affairs Director for Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor

Education

  • The University of Alabama, B.S., 1997
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2000

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2001

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama, 2001
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 2001