Nyya Parson-Hudson is a judge on the Birmingham Municipal Court.
Parson-Hudson, the daughter of attorney Connie Parson, grew up in Wenonah and attended Ramsay High School before transferring to the Alabama School of Fine Arts. She earned her bachelor's degree in political science at Howard University in Washington D.C., a master of science in criminal justice from the University of Alabama, and her juris doctorate at Miles College, where she was valedictorian of the Class of 2000.
While at Howard, Parson-Hudson was employed with the Departments of Energy and Agriculture. From 2000 to 2006, she served as a corporate employee for Wal-Mart Stores in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, eventually supervising 147 employees as director of the collections group. In 2007 she married John Hudson, vice president of public relations for the Alabama Power Company. She left Wal-Mart that year and joined Threatt & Blocton as an associate. Soon later she and her husband formed their own Hudson Law Firm in the Alamerica Bank building at 2170 Highland Avenue, specializing in criminal defense, domestic relations and government relations. She and her husband have a daughter, Jordyn.
Parson-Hudson is a member of the board of AIDS Alabama, the Birmingham-Jefferson American Red Cross, the Women's Auxiliary of the A. G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club, and the executive committee of the Birmingham Business Alliance.
She was one of 14 candidates to apply for the vacancy on the municipal court left by the retirement of Raymond Chambliss. She was unanimously recommended by the Birmingham City Council's Administration Committee as the best qualified candidate. Councilor Valerie Abbott expressed concerns about the racial make-up of the court. Subsequently an anonymous memo, giving advice on the subtleties of the confirmation process, surfaced, fueling suspicion that outside parties were attempting to influence Council business.