Jennifer L. Bame

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

Jennifer is an Associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group. She 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

  • Founding Member, Future Advocates in Training, St. Louis, MO., 2011-2014.

Non-FBT Publications and Events

Note. For Those Who Do Not Speak: Protecting Class Arbitration as the Last Collective-Action Option for Women, 46 WASH. U. J. L. & POL’Y 245 (2015).

Paper, 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, Feb. 5, 2016.

Other Contact Info


Carol Alster
T 502.779.8530