Ethan Hargraves

We are excited to announce that Ethan Hargraves has joined our law firm as an attorney to continue our mission of providing the best representation to all of our clients. Ethan became a lawyer in 2014. He comes to us after serving clerkships at the Tennessee Supreme Court and Alabama Supreme Court.

Ethan is married to his high-school sweetheart, Alanna, whom he met at a Valentine’s Day dance in Chattanooga. They have two beautiful children (William Eugene (3) and Minnie Pearl (15 mos.)) and another baby on the way!

Ethan was born and bred in Chattanooga. He spent his entire childhood on his family’s farm in Harrison. Even today, Ethan continues to help farm the land with his brother and other family members.

Ethan’s mom was a great homeschool teacher who helped Ethan reach great academic achievement. Even in high school, Ethan was aiming at becoming a trial lawyer, leading his mock trial teams to victory in the Chattanooga mock trial competitions. In addition to mock trial, Ethan excelled at theatre, ballroom dancing, and martial arts – he earned his black belt in Cuong Nhu after 7 years of training. Ethan also became an accomplished singer.

Ethan learned hard work the only way you can – by sweating and struggling. During college vacations, he worked for a roofing company carrying shingles up and down ladders and doing general roofing work.

Ethan attended Bryan College in Dayton, TN, on a Theatre scholarship. Because he always intended to go to law school, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in English. He washed dishes in the school cafeteria to help pay his own way through school. He also worked fast food, sometimes two jobs at a time. At the same time, he sang first tenor in the Bryan College Chorale, and was selected as a soloist for tours in the US as well as one across Europe.

Ethan earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from Liberty University School of Law in Lynchburg, Virginia. His trial team won 1st place at the ABA’s 2013 National Arbitration Competition and 1st place at the Charlotte School of Law’s 2013 Carolinas Invitational Mock Trial Tournament.

Ethan served as Editor-in-Chief of the Liberty University Law Review. His essay on how the United States Supreme Court should rule in a certain case won an award delivered at a reception at the United States Supreme Court. Ethan also earned awards for Outstanding Achievement in Trial Advocacy, Excellence in Lawyering Skills, and Distinguished Service as the Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review.

Ethan enjoys spending time with his family, ballroom dancing, singing, gardening, fishing, refinishing furniture, listening to classical music on vinyl, and, in his spare time, teaching himself to play the banjo. Fun fact about Ethan: He currently holds the record for most consecutive barrel rolls on the Fly-O-Plane at Lake Winnepesaukah (115)!! He states: “If you try to break it, I highly recommend you take your Dramamine and forgo the funnel cake.”

We are excited about what is in store for our staff and the clients we represent. We hope you will join us in welcoming Ethan and share in the excitement of having him join our amazing team!