Jessica Ventiere was appointed to serve as Lee County District Attorney by Governor Kay Ivey in July 2021 before being elected District Attorney in 2022. She is the first woman District Attorney for Lee County.
A native of Enterprise, Alabama, Jessica was the first of her family to attend college. She graduated from Troy State University before earning her law degree from Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama in 2003.
In 2016, Jessica proposed legislation that increases punishment for people who cause the death of a child due to child abuse. That legislation, Ava’s Law, passed unopposed. In 2022, Jessica received national recognition for excellence in the litigation of capital and complex homicide cases based in part on her work in State of Alabama v. Richard Ennis.
Jessica serves on the board of the Alabama Sentencing Commission. She is also active in the community, serving on the boards of several civic and charitable organizations in Lee County.