Many people have wanted to know more about Christy H. Sweeney, out of whose mind this site was born and developed. There are a lot of things I could say about her, including some of the things that you have read in the newspapers about her dedication to preserving Appalachian History. Christy is one of the most determined, happy,Â headstrong and self-motivated people I know. She has a heart the size of Texas, but will stand her ground if she feels strongly about an issue.Â She could easily be defined as a workaholic and has many things on her plate. Not only does she own and run Appalachianfolk.com, but she also practices law in Lexington, Ky. You can visitÂ herÂ site at www.centralkylaw.com. She also owns the blog www.cat-aholic.com . She and her husband, Joe have an online coffee store at www.honeybean.comalong with other numerous other business endeavour. She has irons in many fires but despite the massive demand on her time, she always makes time for her family, friends and especially her 9 year old nephew, George, who is her pride and joy. In fact, this site was born, in part, as a way to make sure that George knows about his heritage as he is not being raised in Appalachia.
Below is some information on Christy that I have been able to gather from her law website. I hope it gives you an idea as to what she does and who she is. If you ask Christy who she is, she will likely tell you that she is the type of person who wants to make a real, tangible difference in the world. She does not define herself by her chosen profession, a lawyer, but rather she defines herself as who she is inside.Â
She is married to Joe Sweeney who is a business consultant.
Below taken From www.centralkylaw.com :
Christy Howell Sweeney has been a member of the Kentucky Bar since 2001. After working for 2 firms practicing insurance defense and subrogation, she decided to open her own firm in 2003 and has remained in private practice ever since, refocusing her talents in the areas of criminal law, personal injury, business law and contract negotiations.
Mrs. Sweeney is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and admitted to practice before all Kentucky State Courts. She is also licensed to practice before the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, the US District Court Eastern District of Kentucky and the US District Court Western District Kentucky.
Mrs. Sweeney graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2001. She also received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky in 1998, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts, double majoring in Spanish and Political Science. While pursuing her education, Ms. Sweeney was actively involved in the university. She served as the President of Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society), and as the Vice President of Societas Pro Legibus (Legal Honorary). She was also a member of the Spanish Honorary and the Golden Key Honorary. While in law school, Ms. Sweeney was a member of the Student Bar Association and the Womenâ??s Law Caucus.
As a Kentucky Colonel, Mrs. Sweeney is very dedicated to community service. She has volunteered on numerous occasions as a Judge for the Annual Robert E. Sanders Eastern Kentucky University Invitational Mock Trial Tournament. She has volunteered her legal services to inmates at the Federal Medical Center Prison. She has further donated her service assisting elderly and financially underprivileged persons helping to draft wills, create power of attorneys and assisting with divorce and custody issues. She gave a presentation to single mothers and abused and/or homeless women regarding their legal rights, community resources and educational and job placement opportunities at the Salvation Army. She has volunteered with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as well as being a member of the â??Friend Finderâ??s Boardâ?? at the Woodford Humane Society.