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Christen, a Birmingham native, is a 2014 Graduate of Cumberland School of Law and a 2010 Graduate of Mississippi State University. While attending Mississippi State University, she was a Presidential Scholarship recipient and a member of the Alpha Beta Chi Honor Society.

At Cumberland School of Law, Christen was a Dean’s Scholarship Recipient. She was also an Associate Editor of the 2012-2013 publications of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy and went on to serve as Senior Associate Editor of the 2013-2014 publications. She was a seven time Dean’s List recipient and the 2012-2013 Balch & Bingham/Harold A. Bowron, Jr. Labor and Employment Law Award recipient. Christen was honored as a Scholar of Merit in Contracts II, Labor Law, Employment Law, Federal Income Tax I, and Wills, Trust, and Estates.

Furthermore, Christen was a member of the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 Cumberland School of Law National Negotiation Team. She served as an at-large member of the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 Black Law Student Association and went on to serve as the 2013-2014 Community Service Chair. Christen was also honored to be a semi-finalist in the 2012 Donworth Moot Court Competition.

Christen co-authored an article for the 2013 Winter Issue of the Birmingham Bar Bulletin entitled “Is Alabama Ready to Recognize Tortious Interference with an Inheritance?” Christen was featured as a panelist in an August 2018 B-Metro Article entitled “The Talk: Women & The Law.” She was also was named one of B-Metro’s 2018 Top Women Attorneys. Christen is a member of the Alabama and Birmingham Bar Associations. She is also an active member of the Junior League of Birmingham.

  • Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch (2021-present)
  • Alpha Beta Chi Honor Society
  • B-Metro 2018 Top Women Attorneys
  • B-Metro – Featured panelist in an article in August 2018 entitled “The Talk: Women & The Law
  • B-Metro 2020 Top Flight Attorney
  • Birmingham Business Journal – 2019 Rising Stars in Law
  • Birmingham Business Journal – NextGen BHM Award 2020
  • Birmingham Magazine 2020 Top Attorneys- Rising Star & Family Law
  • Member, Birmingham Bar Association
  • Member, Alabama State Bar Association
  • Member, Junior League of Birmingham

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