Growing up in the north Alabama community of Hamilton, attorney Christy Crow's earliest memory is of being in a courtroom. Not because Christy had parents that were lawyers but because her father was injured through the gross negligence of another.
Seeing the effects that the gross negligence had on her family inspired Christy to dedicate her life to helping others. Attorney Christy Crow joined Jinks Crow & Dickson in 1997. Since then, Christy has become known throughout the state of Alabama as a fierce lawyer in the courtroom and in arbitration.
With her early experience in arbitration, Christy has represented consumers in cases involving industrial equipment failures, site-built and manufactured home construction defects, breach of contract, commercial construction, automobile lemon law, and breach of just about any warranty that has been issued to a consumer. Christy is regularly called upon by other lawyers throughout the state when they have arbitration issues and has spoken at the AAJ Legends of Litigation continuing education seminar on arbitration. But her childhood memories continue to pull Christy toward the personal injury and death cases.
As a result, Christy continues to focus on helping individuals who have been injured or had loved ones killed because of wrongdoing or the negligence of others or because of shortcuts taken by manufacturers of defective products, those injured as a result of road defects, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices, and heavy equipment. Christy has represented clients throughout the state of Alabama and in Georgia with a concentration in the Black Belt.
Christy is a proven leader, recognized by her peers for her strategic abilities, work ethic, and can-do attitude. In 2019, Christy began her service as President of the Alabama State Bar. Christy was unopposed in her quest to serve as the leader of the State Bar’s 18,000+ members. Having served as Vice President of the Bar, as a member of the Bar’s Executive Council, for 9 years on the Board of Bar Commissioners, Chair of the Bar’s Disciplinary Commission, President of the Young Lawyers Section, and Treasurer of the Women’s Section, she was well-equipped for the demanding role.
Not only did she lead the Bar during the many challenges presented during her tenure (a hurricane and COVID-19, just to name a few), but she also tried two significant cases to verdict, resulting in verdicts of $120 million and $150,000.
Outside of the Firm
Christy is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Union Springs and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Alabama West Florida United Methodist Conference, is on the Board of the Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama, chaired the Bullock County Relay for Life for a number of years, and serves on the Bullock County Chunnenuggee Fair committee. She previously served on the board and coached basketball and baseball at the Union Springs/Bullock County Recreation Center.
Christy and her husband, Van Wadsworth, have three children and live in Union Springs.
Juris Doctorate (1997)
University of Alabama School of Law
B.S., Accounting (1994)
Admitted to Practice
US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
US District Court for the Southern District of Alabama
US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
US District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Member, Alabama State Bar
144th President of the Alabama State Bar (2019-2020)
Vice President (2012-2013)
President, Young Lawyers Section (2005)
Treasurer, Women's Section
Board of Bar Commissioners, 3rd Judicial Circuit (2008-2016)
Chair, Disciplinary Commission
Member, Alabama Association for Justice
Chair, Women's Caucus
Board of Directors
Member, Georgia State Bar
Member, Public Justice Foundation
Member, American Board of Trial Advocates