Eleanor G. LaPorteEleanor G. LaPorte, a member of the firm, practices primarily in the areas of business transactions, commercial leases, private foundations, taxation, and estate planning and administration.

Ellie received her Bachelor of Accountancy degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Mississippi Patterson School of Accountancy in 2002. In 2003, she received her Master of Taxation from the University of Mississippi Patterson School of Accountancy. Ellie is licensed by the Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy as a Certified Public Accountant. In 2007, she received her law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law. While in law school, she was an Associate Articles Editor of the Mississippi Law Journal, received the Outstanding Student Award for Partnership Taxation, and received the 2007 Academic Excellence Award Law Emphasis given by the Estate Planning Council of Mississippi.

Ellie and her husband, Jotham, currently reside in Ringgold, Georgia with their daughter, Avery, and son, Drew, attend Christ United Methodist Church.


  • University of Mississippi, B.A., summa cum laude, 2002
  • University of Mississippi, Master of Taxation, 2003
  • University of Mississippi School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007


  • Tennessee
  • Mississippi

Legal Associations

  • Chattanooga Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Chattanooga Tax Practitioners
  • Estate Planning Council of Chattanooga
  • Southeast Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women
  • Chattanooga Tax Practitioners (Board Member 2014-2020 and Vice President 2019-2020)