Ethan Blevins is an attorney working in PLF’s free speech, property rights, and separation of powers practice groups. He has spent most of his PLF career suing his favorite defendant, the City of Seattle, and has earned a nickname from The Seattle Times as “the sharpest pin around to the council’s liberal bubble.” He’s had a life-long dream to earn a superhero name, so he proudly accepts the teasing title of “The Pin” from his co-workers.
In addition to his legal work, Ethan has spoken and written on a variety of legal and policy issues. He has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, and his writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Seattle Times, The Salt Lake Tribune, The Hill, and other major publications.
Ethan’s introduction to liberty began as a teenager when he read Arthur Koestler’s chilling account of communism in Darkness at Noon. He was living in China at the time, and he saw firsthand the corruption and poverty wrought by dictatorship.
He felt inspired to dedicate his legal career to fighting for liberty after clerking for then-Justice Don Willett on the Texas Supreme Court, a judge known for his fierce commitment to constitutional rights (and his Twitter presence).
Ethan earned his law degree cum laude from Duke School of Law, as well as a master’s in international and comparative law. Ethan is a prolific writer of poetry and fiction. He’s completed a fantasy novel, with several other books always in the works. He also enjoys mnemonics, comic books, gaming, and playing the ukulele. He lives in Bountiful, Utah, with his wife and four kids.