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.

Community & Professional

  • 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)
  • Independent Presbyterian Church, Member and Preschool Sunday School Teacher
  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, Professional Advisor Committee
  • Girls, Inc. of Central Alabama, Chair of Board of Directors (2018), Member of Board of Directors (2012-2019), Vice-Chair and Governance Committee Chair (2017)



  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Trusts and Estates (2018 - present), Litigation - Trusts and Estates (2021 - present), Nonprofit / Charities Law (2023 - present)
  • Alabama Super Lawyers® "Rising Star" for Estate Planning & Probate (2011 - 2013)


Speaking Engagements

  • CLE Alabama: "The SECURE Act: Treasury’s Proposed Regulations” (December 2022)


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

Blog Posts


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


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