Matt Fridy to run for Court of Civil Appeals seat

Published 2:33 pm Wednesday, June 12, 2019


On June 12, state Rep. Matt Fridy, R-Montevallo, announced he is running for the Court of Civil Appeals in 2020 for the seat being vacated by Judge Scott Donaldson.

“The law has always been a passion of mine,” said Fridy. “Having spent years in private practice as an appellate lawyer, and having served for several years as a staff attorney for the Court of Civil Appeals and the Supreme Court, I believe I am uniquely qualified to serve as a Judge on the Court of Civil Appeals.”

A lifelong Republican and Reagan conservative, Fridy served in the Alabama House of Representatives since 2014, serving in various leadership roles, including vice chairman of the Judiciary Committee and chairman of the Committee on Constitution, Campaigns and Elections.

“I have always stood up for the constitution, and I will bring a fair-minded, conservative judicial philosophy to the bench,” Fridy said. “I have helped pass a number of judicial reforms to the Alabama Court system, and I have a deep understanding of how the courts work.”

Fridy is an attorney with the law firm of Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff, and Brandt, a full-service law firm, where he focuses on appellate practice with an emphasis on constitutional law, agricultural law, critical motions and corporate litigation.


Fridy is a magna cum laude graduate of Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, where he served as the executive editor of the Cumberland Law Review. Following graduation, he was honored to serve as a federal law clerk to United States District Judge Edwin Nelson. He has served as an adjunct professor of business law at the University of Montevallo.

Fridy and his wife Kimberly, a pharmacist, have five children, Jack, Beth, Cate, Emily and Caroline. They reside in Montevallo and attend Spring Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where Fridy serves as an elder.