Eleanor 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 Chattanooga 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
  • President 2020-2021, Chattanooga Tax Practitioners
    Vice President 2019-2020, Chattanooga Tax Practitioners
    Board of Directors 2014-2019, Chattanooga Tax Practitioners

Community Activities

  • Board of Directors, McKamey Animal Center
  • Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute