Jessica's Profile

Jessica's practice focuses on estate planning, trust and estate administration, and fiduciary litigation. She advises clients with respect to their estate planning needs and prepares wills, trusts, and other documents to implement their plans. She also assists fiduciaries with issues relating to the administration of estates and trusts, and represents both individual and corporate fiduciaries in litigation matters and pre-litigation dispute resolution. In addition, she advises private foundations and sponsors of donor-advised funds on compliance issues and assists nonprofit organizations with charitable giving matters.

Jessica's Accolades

  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Trusts and Estates (2018 - present), Litigation - Trusts and Estates (2021-present)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers® "Rising Star" for Estate Planning & Probate (2011-2013)

Jessica's Affiliations and Civic Involvement

Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Estate Planning Council of Birmingham
  • Planning Committee for CLE Alabama’s Annual Estate Planning Seminar (2009 to present)
Civic Involvement
  • Girls, Inc. of Central Alabama, Chair of Board of Directors (2018), Member of Board of Directors (2012-present), Vice-Chair and Governance Committee Chair (2017)
  • Independent Presbyterian Church, Member and Preschool Sunday School Teacher
  • United Way of Central Alabama, Visiting Allocation Team Member (2017)

Jessica's Publications

No Batteries Required:  A Primer on Gifts to Minors, The Alabama Lawyer, March 2019, Volume 80, Number 2 by James P. Naftel, II and Jessica S. Grover


Admissions

State Bar: Alabama

U.S. District Court: Alabama (Northern, Middle, Southern)

Education
  • University of Alabama School of Law
    • (2001, J.D., summa cum laude; Alabama Law Review, Articles Editor; Order of the Coif; Dean M. Harrison Award; Hugo Black Scholar; Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Team; John A. Campbell Moot Court Board)

  • Davidson College
    • (1997, B.A., cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa; Honor Council)

Clerkships

Honorable James H. Hancock
United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama


Thursday, August 19, 2021

179 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 179 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, including 17 who are distinguished as “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of expertise and 48 of the Firm’s younger attorneys...

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

168 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers© in America 2021

Birmingham, AL. (August 20, 2020) Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 168 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-review guide highlighting attorneys with significant achievements in their areas of practice. With 76 practice areas listed...

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

130 Maynard Cooper & Gale Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce that 130 of the Firm’s attorneys have been recognized as leaders in their practice areas in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a peer-review guide highlighting attorneys with significant achievements in their areas of practice. With 63 practice areas...

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