Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has appointed Judge Matt Fridy to the University of Montevallo Board of Trustees. He began his 12-year term in May 2023.
Fridy graduated from UM with honors, earning a degree in history in 1998. After earning a degree from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, he served a one-year federal clerkship for U.S. District Judge Edwin Nelson, and later joined a Birmingham law firm where his practice focused on constitutional law, appellate litigation and agricultural law.
In 2014, Fridy was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives for District 73, which included parts of Montevallo, Alabaster, Pelham and Helena. He was reelected in 2018 and resigned in 2020 upon his election to the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals.
Fridy previously served as an adjunct professor of business law at UM. He is a member of the Supreme Court’s Standing Committee on the Alabama Rules of Appellate Procedure, a Fellow of the Alabama Law Foundation, and a member of the Federalist Society. Fridy and his wife Kimberly, a pharmacist, live in Pelham and have five children — Jack, Beth, Cate, Emily and Caroline Mae. They attend Spring Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Montevallo, where Fridy serves as an elder on the Session.