Jon grew up in Opelika, Alabama. He attended Auburn University as an undergraduate, earning a degree in economics. Jon later attended Samford University where he earned his Juris Doctor from Cumberland School of Law and his Master of Business Administration from the Brock School of Business.
While in law school, Jon served as vice president of the Federalist Society Samford Student Chapter. He also interned at Legal Services Alabama, helping to provide access to the civil justice system for low-income residents of Alabama. Attorney Bedwell is admitted to the bar in Alabama and Georgia.