Jessica M. Garrison

Of Counsel Birmingham
(205) 226-3429
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  • The University of Alabama
    B.S., 1997
  • The University of Alabama School of Law
    J.D., 2000
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 2001
About Jessica
  • What previous experiences, prior to your work at Balch influence your practice?

    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 U.S. District Court Judge). She successfully managed the 2010 Luther Strange Campaign for Alabama Attorney General and later served as Chief Counsel and Deputy Attorney General in the 2011 administration of Attorney General Luther Strange.

    In July 2011, Jessica became executive director of the Republican Attorneys General Association. In 2014, Jessica became the first president of the Rule of Law Defense Fund, the public policy organization created to provide a forum for Republican attorneys general to engage on issues relevant to promoting the rule of law, federalism, and freedom in a civil society. 

  • The University of Alabama, B.S., 1997
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 2001
Bar Admissions
  • Alabama, 2001
Professional Affiliations
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar
  • North America Leadership Class of 2014
  • Leadership Alabama, Class of 2008-2009
  • Leadership Tuscaloosa, Class of 2001-2002
  • International Business Fellows
Awards & Accolades
  • Birmingham Business Journal, Top 40 Under 40, Class of 2013
Community Involvement
  • Alabama Ballet, Board of Trustees
  • Business Council of Alabama, Board of Directors, Former Member
  • ProgressPac, Board of Directors, Former Member
  • Farrah Alumni Law Society, Board of Directors, Former Member
  • Druid City Hospital Foundation, Board of Directors, Former Member
  • Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama, Former Member and Former Board Chair
  • United Way of West Alabama, Board of Directors, Former Member
  • Kid One Transport, Board of Directors, Former Member