Christy Olinger Edwards grew up on a small family farm in West Alabama. She was elected to the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals in November 2018.
Judge Edwards is a 2004 graduate of the University of Alabama's Culverhouse College of Business, where she studied Finance and Economics, and is a 2008 graduate of Faulkner University's Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. In 2014, she graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law with an LL.M. in Taxation.
Judge Edwards has served the people of Alabama for most of her legal career. In September 2016, she was appointed by the Governor as an associate judge of the Alabama Tax Tribunal. Before serving as a judge on the tax tribunal, she was an assistant attorney general and served as legal and policy advisor to the commissioners of the Alabama Department of Revenue. Before joining the Department, she served as an attorney for the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals.
Judge Edwards is the youngest statewide-elected official who is currently serving, and is the youngest female ever elected to an Alabama appellate court.
Judge Edwards has had articles published in national journals regarding taxation, and she has traveled the state and country speaking about state and local taxation. She is a member of the committee on the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct and of the committee on the Alabama Canons of Judicial Ethics.