Jennifer L. Bame

Senior Associate
Louisville
T 502.779.8131
F 502.581.1087
400 West Market Street
Suite 3200
Louisville, Kentucky 40202-3363

Jennifer graduated cum laude from Washington University Law School in St. Louis. While in law school, Jennifer served as Editor-in-Chief of the Washington University Journal of Law and Policy and as Vice President of the Women's Law Caucus. She was also a member of the Student Life Committee and a founding member of Future Advocates in Training, where she coached a local high school's mock trial team.


Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer served as law clerk to the Honorable Thomas H. Fulton, Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Kentucky. Before that, Jennifer worked as an Assistant Public Defender in Miami-Dade County, where she represented indigent juveniles and adults through all stages of litigation. Prior to law school, Jennifer earned her undergraduate degrees from the University of Florida. Jennifer is also a published poet who earned a master's degree in Poetry Writing from Columbia University.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Don Carter-Earl Tedrow Memorial Award, selected by the law school senior class as the exemplification of the aims of all those entering the profession of law, 2014.
    Mary Collier Hitchcock Prize for outstanding writing, 2014.
    Equal Justice Works Award for public service, 2014.
    Dean's Service Award for public service, 2014.
    CALI Award for highest grade in Mediation, 2013.
    Tamanaha-Honorata Public Interest Award, 2013.
    Award for Excellence in Oral Advocacy, 2012.
    Scholar-in-Law Award, 2011-2014.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Friends of the Louisville Zoo Board, 2016-present.

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Member, Coalition for the Homeless Associate Board, 2018 – present.
  • Member, Friends of the Louisville Zoo Board, 2016-present.
  • Founding Member, Future Advocates in Training, St. Louis, MO., 2011-2014.

Non-FBT Publications and Events

National Business Institute: Guide to Human Resource Laws in the Workplace: Workplace Behavioral Issues: Appropriately Handling Thorny Situations and Workplace Privacy and Employee Monitoring (February 2020)

Presenter at National Business Institute: Human Resource Law from A to Z: Employment Law Update and Imperative Information That Every Employee Handbook Should Contain (November 2018)

National Business Institute: Guide to Human Resource Laws in the Workplace: Workplace Behavioral Issues: Appropriately Handling Thorny Situations and Workplace Privacy and Employee Monitoring (February 2018)

14th Annual Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Conference: HANDLING ABSENCES WHILE MAINTAINING PRODUCTIVITY: THE FMLA, ADA, AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CONUNDRUM (March 2017)

Presenter at Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Remaining Union-Free Seminar (January 2017)

Presenter at KYSHRM Leadership Conference: The Future of Right to Work in Kentucky (November 2016)

The Hardship of Undue Hardship: Discharging Student Loans in Bankruptcy in the Fifth, Sixth and Eighth Circuits, 22d Annual Mid-South Conference on Bankruptcy Law (February 2016)

Other Contact Info

Assistant

Carol Alster
Email
T 502.779.8530
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