The Law Offices of Jessica Fleming, LLC

Jessica L. Fleming

Jessica Fleming Oden has been practicing law since 2008.  In January 2008, Jessica joined the law firm of Friedman and Downey, P.C. as an associate attorney.  In this position, she represented individuals applying for Social Security and VA disability benefits throughout the country.  This included representation before administrative law judges in forty six states!

While in law school, Jessica worked for Burroughs and Guin, L.L.P. in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and for the Antitrust Division within the Department of Justice in Atlanta, Georgia.  She also served as the Lead Articles Editor of the Law and Psychology Review and as a research assistant to Professor George Geis.  

Jessica was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama.  In her free time, she loves to read, run, craft and bake desserts.  


The University of Alabama, Bachelor of Science in Economics, Summa Cum Laude, 2004

The University of Alabama School of Law, 2007

Bar Admissions, Agency Admissions, and Professional Organizations

Alabama State Bar

Northern District of Alabama

Accredited Attorney for claims before the Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Birmingham Bar Association

National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives

National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates

Legal Experience

Associate, Friedman and Downey, P.C., 2008-2012

Law Clerk, Burroughs and Guin, LLP, 2005-2007

Legal Intern, Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, 2006


Presenter, Disability Benefits for Veterans: An Interdisciplinary Approach; (November 7, 2013)

Presenter, Beyond Rights -- Embracing the Spirit of the Law (September 7, 2012)

Presenter, Full Life Ahead Foundation's Winter Weekend Retreat (January 17, 2011)

Community Involvement

Member of the Junior Board of the Arc of Shelby County