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Chris Priest - Morgan County Circuit Clerk

Chris Priest is the Morgan County Circuit Clerk having been elected to this position in 2012. Chris took office on January 15, 2013.

Chris graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University located in Nashville, Tennessee in May 1996. Upon graduating, Chris began his law career by attending Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. After graduation, Chris worked for the Honorable Glenn E. Thompson, Circuit Judge for Alabama’s 8th Judicial Circuit. Upon completion of the clerkship, Chris began work as an attorney with the Decatur law firm of Blackburn, Maloney & Schuppert, LLC. At the time of his election to Clerk, Chris was a partner with the firm practicing in the fields of Wills, Trusts, Conservatorships, Guardianships, and Estate Planning, including litigation within those areas of practice.

Chris is married to Ruth O. Miller Priest, his college sweetheart and they have one child. They are active members at Decatur Presbyterian Church, P.C.A., and are active in the Decatur City and Morgan County community. The Priests love this community and are thankful to have the opportunity to serve.