Hunter Garnett grew up as the oldest of seven children on his family’s farm in Danville, Alabama in Morgan County. Hunter’s farm background taught him the importance of hard work, accountability, personal responsibility, and compassion, which he continues to apply to his life and law practice today.
Hunter attended Mississippi State University where he graduated with a degree in Agricultural Economics. During college, Hunter was twice elected president of Mississippi State University’s agricultural fraternity (Alpha Gamma Rho) and president of the Agricultural Economics Club. Additionally, Hunter was elected by his peers from across the country to serve as the national president of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association’s Student Division.
Honored with a presidential scholarship, Hunter attended and graduated from Cumberland School of Law, with honors. During law school, Hunter was elected by his colleagues to serve as treasurer of the Student Bar Association and president of the Federalist Society. He was nominated by the Cumberland faculty for Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges.
During law school, Hunter was primarily focused on developing his skills as a trial attorney. During his second year of law school, Hunter was selected as a member of Cumberland School of Law’s prestigious National Trial Team. Hunter tried dozens of mock jury trials during his time on the National Trial Team. Additionally, during law school, Hunter worked in the Jefferson County Public Defender’s office and the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office where he tried multiple criminal cases in district court. This extensive courtroom experience helped prepare him for his current law practice as a trial attorney.
Hunter was admitted to practice in 2017. As an associate trial attorney, Hunter’s practices areas include trucking litigation, products liability, automobile accidents, premises liability, construction accidents, and workers’ compensation. Hunter also helps Alabama farmers with various legal issues, including: lease disputes, eminent domain issues, and insurance claims. Hunter has tried multiple jury trials to completion, including three within his first four months of practice.
Hunter and his wife, Hannah, met in Hartselle, Alabama at Hunter’s 13th birthday party. They were married in 2015 after Hunter’s first year in law school and after Hannah graduated from Samford University. Hunter and Hannah are active members of the Church of the Highlands in Huntsville. In their free time together, they enjoy spending time with their dogs, Dolly and Pearl. Hunter also enjoys playing any sport, especially basketball.