Vanessa S. Bedford

925 L Street

Sacramento, California 95814

Office: (916) 341-8315


Vanessa Bedford is a deputy legislative counsel. She joined the office in 2005.
Ms. Bedford is assigned to a branch of the office that handles laws relating to alcoholic beverage control, business, civil law, financial institutions, healing arts, housing and community development, land use, local government, private employment, professions and vocations, public contracts, public employment, retirement, state government, taxation and unemployment insurance.  

Ms. Bedford has practiced in both taxation and alcoholic beverage control. 

Prior to joining the office, Ms. Bedford worked for Debevoise and Plimpton in New York.
Ms. Bedford received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She earned her undergraduate degree, with highest honors, in Women's Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.
She is a member of the California State Bar.