Led by a set of guiding principles which have been burnished with decades of experience, Hargrove Firm is a standard-bearer in the practice of estate planning law. But we’re not satisfied with the status quo. Our team of estate planning attorneys is committed to leading legal service innovation in the years ahead, utilizing new technologies to achieve ever-increasing levels of service.



Founding partner Jamie Hargrove developed the Hargrove Firm into one of the premier estate planning law firms in the U.S., with offices in multiple states and a nationwide network of attorneys. As one of the few attorneys who is also a CPA, his understanding of finance provides a useful perspective for innovative estate planning.

He was a pioneer in applying technology to legal services, creating his “First Step Planning” online service in 2012 to streamline the estate planning process. First Step Planning became the essential groundwork for the development of NetLaw, a breakthrough technology platform that automates the entire estate planning legal services process. Hargrove Firm is now the exclusive provider of estate planning legal services for the NetLaw platform.

Mr. Hargrove is a top “AV Preeminent” attorney, peer-rated by the Martindale-Hubbell system for legal ability and ethical standards. He has also received national recognition as a SuperLawyer and named to Best Lawyers in America. He was the first attorney in Kentucky to be recognized as an Accredited Estate Planning Attorney.

In 2014, Mr. Hargrove published his first book, entitled The End of Lawyers, Thank Goodness!: Estate Planning and the End of Inefficient Lawyers.


Under Jamie Hargrove’s leadership, Hargrove Firm has developed a track record of excellence in providing estate planning legal counsel to financial planners and their clients. That wealth of experience accounts for Hargrove Firm’s industry-leading practice and consistent client success. But it also serves as the foundation for a set of values that are applied to all of Hargrove Firm’s engagements. Those values are:


We give due regard, without judgment, to the needs and wishes of clients and the financial advisors who serve those clients. It means that in order to provide them with the best possible service, we must listen and understand each of them and honor the relationship between them.
We aim to give the best possible legal counsel in every case, with no exceptions. This requires a great depth of knowledge to draw from, balanced with the humility and curiosity to keep learning in the face of an ever-changing legal, political, and technological environment.


We love what we do, and we enthusiastically embrace the challenge of mastering our craft. Our reward is the opportunity to improve the quality of other people’s lives and legacies.


We know the joy of giving from our own experiences and through our practice; we seek to share that joy. We encourage our clients to give because, as Jamie is often heard to say, “My happiest clients are my most generous clients.”


12910 Shelbyville Road
Suite 124
Louisville, Kentucky 40243

(877) 564-8716