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Christie Dasinger Knowles was raised in Jacksonville, Alabama. After graduating from Jacksonville High School, Christie attended Jacksonville State University. At JSU, Christie was a member of the first pledge class of Alpha Omicron Pi fraternity (Delta Epsilon Chapter), served as a Student Government Representative and was honored with Greek Woman of the Year. Christie also was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Pi Sigma Alpha honor societies and was named as a Who's Who Among Students in American Universities. She graduated in 1994 with a B.A. degree in Political Science and went on to attend the University of Alabama School of Law.
While attending the University of Alabama School of Law, Christie was honored to be inducted in the Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society. She also served as Managing Editor of the Law & Psychology Review and was published in that journal as well. Her article, Students for Sale: The Regulation of Televised Commercial Advertising in Public Schools, was published in 1996 and was subsequently republished in Advertising Law Anthology. She was also a founding member and officer of the Dorbin Society, an organization dedicated to professionalism and excellence among women attending the University of Alabama School of Law. Christie received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1997.
After graduation, Christie served as a staff attorney for the Honorable William E. Robertson, Presiding Judge, Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, Montgomery, Alabama. After this one-year clerkship with Judge Robertson, she returned to northeast Alabama in 1998 and has been practicing in Gadsden, Alabama, since that time.
Christie practices primarily in the areas of business law, non profit organizations, civil litigation, wills and estate planning and probate law.
Christie has always believed that lawyers should serve as role models in their communities and has carried out this belief through actively serving Etowah County. She has served on the Board of Directors of Gadsden Commercial Development Authority, The Chamber of Gadsden and Etowah County, Gadsden Industrial Development Authority, Etowah County United Way, Kiwanis Club of Gadsden, Barrie Center for Children, Gadsden Symphony Orchestra, Etowah County Boys & Girls Club and many other civic and charitable organizations.
Christie is a member of many legal and professional organizations, including the Alabama State Bar, the Etowah County Bar Association, and the Etowah County Inns of Court. She is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, United States District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama, and Alabama Supreme Court. She has many published opinions from cases in which she was lead counsel in the Alabama Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.Christie is married to Jason Knowles of Alexander City, Alabama. She and Jason have two children, Caroline and Jay. They are members of First United Methodist Church, Gadsden, Alabama.
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