Ethan Blevins is a legal fellow working primarily on equality and opportunity issues and property rights on PLF’s Constitutional Scholarship team. He previously worked as a staff attorney with PLF, mostly suing his favorite defendant, the City of Seattle. He earned a nickname from The Seattle Times as “the sharpest pin around to the council’s liberal bubble.” He’s had a lifelong dream to earn a superhero name, so he proudly accepts the teasing title of “The Pin” from his coworkers.
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 degree in international and comparative law. He writes poetry and fiction and has completed two fantasy novels, 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.
Ethan is a member of the bar only in the states of Montana, Utah and Washington.