Attorney & CPA | Founding Partner
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.
Attorney | Managing Partner
Tucker Hargrove is a partner with Hargrove Firm and serves as the managing member of the firm’s NetLaw partnership. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm’s virtual practice through its proprietary technology platform alongside a dynamic team of strategists, creatives and technologists at NetLaw.
Tucker’s background includes experience in estate planning, elder law, and special needs support. He also has experience working with managing a national, attorney support company National Elder Care Law Services. Prior to his law career and while in law school, he built an expertise in corporate operations working as the Regional Operations Specialist with Revecore as they expanded into northern territory. He also earned experience in insurance and financial planning as an insurance associate with TransAmerica.
Tucker earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University and is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association. When he’s not working with Hargrove Firm, NetLaw, or his clients, the Kentucky native enjoys spending time with his family.
KATHRYN TODD BLISS, PhD, MBA
Chief Business Development Officer
As Chief Business Development Officer, Kathryn engages in projects targeting the expansion and evolution of Hargrove Firm. Her dedicated work enables the firm to provide a broader range of services to a growing spectrum of clients. Kathryn earned a PhD and MBA, and she has extensive background in university-level research, marketing, program oversight from conception to management to evaluation, senior-level consulting, among other areas.
Today, her primary duties include the development and implementation of local to national-level marketing and business development plans for multiple Hargrove Firm service areas. She has significantly enhanced the media and networking reaches of the firm and will also support complementary efforts such as the promotion of Jamie Hargrove’s latest book on estate planning and collaboration on the “Women in Estate Planning” initiative.
Director OF ATTORNEY RECRUITMENT
Lisa plays a critical role in the Hargrove Firm’s success, finding qualified and experienced attorneys across the country to support clients’ estate planning, business planning, and other legal needs. Her well-rounded background includes notable work in the Office of the District Attorney (Bronx County, NY), work in the litigation division of a major New York City law firm, and work as an attorney-advisor at a Washington, D.C.-based trade bureau.
Lisa’s extensive and multi-dimensional legal career has equipped her with the knowledge and skills needed to communicate and work with attorneys of all kinds. She has played a critical role in helping the Hargrove Firm grow and create a national network of skilled and reliable attorneys.
CPA | Client Services Director
Mark is an experienced Certified Public Accountant who currently provides critical consulting and advisory services for clients, especially those engaged in entity transactions and succession planning. Through his work at Hargrove Firm, he helps business owners improve their long-term growth prospects while minimizing their taxes and exposure to risk. Mark is dedicated to ensuring a consistently great client experience, from planning through estate administration.
In addition to directing client service initiatives for Hargrove Firm, Mark is also an adjunct finance professor at Asbury University and consults with businesses on growth and exit strategies. He previously served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of NetLaw, helping to spark innovation and lay the groundwork for the organization to grow into the national platform it is today. Furthermore, Mark served several years as a senior executive for a Fortune 500 corporation in finance and business development positions.
Find out what the expertly guided, empathetic legal advice can do for your legacy. From straightforward wills and trusts to complex business transactions, the professionals of Hargrove Firm are equipped to meet the challenge.