Founding Partner Jamie Hargrove developed Hargrove Firm into one of the premier estate planning law firms in the United States, with offices in multiple states and a nationwide team of affiliated attorneys. As an attorney and a CPA, Mr. Hargrove’s understanding of financial matters provides valuable insight into innovative estate and business planning.
By parlaying his legal acumen into his proclivity for using technology to create efficient, scalable processes, Mr. Hargrove differentiated himself and his practice as a pioneer in applying modern tools to legal services. In fact, his First Step Planning online service introduced in 2012, streamlined the estate planning process so much that Hargrove Firm received the James I. Keane Award from the American Bar Association Law Practice Division for the online delivery of legal services. 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. NetLaw is now the exclusive provider of Hargrove Firm’s online estate planning services.
Mr. Hargrove is an AV Preeminent® attorney, which is the highest peer-reviewed standard rating with Martindale-Hubbell®. He has been selected to the Kentucky Super Lawyers list three times and included in seven editions of The Best Lawyers in America® for Trusts and Estates. Mr. Hargrove was the first attorney in Kentucky to be awarded the Accredited Estate Planner® designation. In 2014, he published his first book, entitled The End of Lawyers, Thank Goodness!: Estate Planning and the End of Inefficient Lawyers. He is a regular contributing author and trusted subject matter expert for several publications, including an ongoing article series in “The Street,” a national personal finance news outlet.
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