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Jenna Bedsole is a shareholder in the Birmingham office of Baker Donelson and leads the Firm's Labor & Employment Group. Jenna represpents employers in a broad range of employment matters, including the defense of cases under federal and state discrimination laws, and the enforcement of non-compete agreements. 

Jenna graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelors of Arts from The University of Alabama and completed her Juris Doctorate from The Univeristy of Alabama as well. 

Jenna has been recognized by B-Metro Magazine as one of 'Birmingham's Top Women Lawyers', Birmingham Business Journal as a Women to Watch, National Diversity Council as one of the 'Top 15 Business Women in Alabama' and is a recipient of the Susan E. Rich Women's Initiative Award and the Nina Miglionico Paving the Way Award.  She is a member of the Alabama Bar Association. Birmingham Bar Association, the Blackburn Institute and she serves on the Board of the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham. She directed and produced the documentary film, Stand Up, Speak Out: the story of Nina Miglionico. 

She is married to Chess Bedsole and they live in Forest Park with their two children, Helen and Cameron. 

Why have you decided to serve as a Torchbearer for the JLB?
I was honored to be asked by great friends, Leigh Davis, Lauren Roberts, Lindsey Tanner and Jenny McCain. 

What/who inspires you to be a Light in our community?
So many - there's not enough room to answer this question.  I am thankful to be a part of the supportive and giving community we have in Birmingham.  

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