Jeanne joined The Bowden Law Firm at its founding in 1995. Jeanne has dedicated much of her time to firm development, while professionally focusing on court proceedings involving the construction of wills, modification of trusts, and disputes among heirs and beneficiaries. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is admitted as an attorney and counselor to the United States Supreme Court.
Prior to 1995, Jeanne clerked on United States District Court for The Northern District of Georgia and on both Georgia Appellate Courts. After completing her clerkships, Jeanne worked, from 1983-1995, as a research attorney to the Northern District’s Rules Committee, as the Court’s program director for the Marielito Cuban Detainee Project sponsored by The Atlanta Bar Association, and as reporter for the Court’s Advisory Group for The Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990.
Jeanne is a 1970 graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry. Jeanne worked as an industrial chemist and in medical research before attending Emory University School of Law, from which she graduated in 1977. Jeanne was named an Outstanding Alumna of Emory Law School in 2005.
Jeanne and her husband Henry have two adult children and three grandchildren. They enjoy spending time at their Lake Rabun, GA family home.
Dana Scholar, Queens University (1966-1968)
The Forward Arts Foundation (1988-Present); Chair (2020-2021)
Cherokee Garden Library Advisory Board (2018-2021)
Emory Law School Council (1994-2003); President (2001-2003)
Former Member, Emory University Board of Visitors
Former Trustee, Northside United Methodist Church
Junior League of Atlanta (1974-1986)