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 female ever elected to statewide office in Alabama. She serves as the alternate chief judge of the Alabama Court of the Judiciary, and is a member of the committee on the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct and the committee on the Alabama Canons of Judicial Ethics. She also serves on the board of directors of Alabama Children First.