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Crystal is a native of Rome, Georgia and graduated from Pepperell High School in Lindale, Georgia. Prior to obtaining her Juris Doctor, Crystal obtained degrees from Berry College and the University of West Georgia based in biology.  She served as a staff molecular biologist at the University of Georgia in Athens, where she worked on public health safety issues dealing with poultry crops for human consumption.  During her tenure at the University of Georgia, Crystal worked with organisms such as Salmonella enterica, Infectious Bronchitis Virus, and the Avian Influenza virus.

Crystal obtained her Juris Doctor at John Marshall Law School, where she graduated in the top ten percent of her class. During law school, Crystal served on the Moot Court Team, eventually becoming the Vice Chair of Internal Affairs. Additionally, she was selected to be the Vice President of the Intellectual Property Club and a research assistant to one of professors who researched business law related issues.  During her third year of law school, she served as an intern to the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Georgia, John J. Ellington.  Currently, Crystal is pursuing a Master of Laws in Taxation, from the University of Alabama.  She expects her degree to be conferred in May of 2012.

Prior to moving home to practice law, Crystal practiced bankruptcy and family law in Gainesville, Georgia, and worked as an Assistant Solicitor-General in Hall County.  Her areas of general interest include family law, business law, bankruptcy, tax law, intellectual property, and environmental law.

When Crystal is not practicing law, she enjoys physical activities such as weight training, and attending live theater events.  Crystal is an avid Boston Terrier lover and an amateur gourmet chef. She is married to S. Justin Polizzi, who is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Georgia in the Biochemistry Department.

Education:
Bachelor of Science, Berry College, 2003
Master of Science, University of West Georgia, 2005
Juris Doctor, John Marshall Law School, 2009
Candidate, Master of Laws, The University of Alabama, 2012

 

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