Garrett Hartley  205-802-2214


Garrett Hartley joined the team at Smith & Bahakel in 2019 after working as a law clerk for the firm during law school. Garrett represents clients in state and federal courts in matters involving personal injury, premises liability, insurance defense, and business torts.


Garrett was born and raised in Greenville, a small town in south-central Alabama. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where in 2015 he received a B.S. in Biology, with a minor in Chemistry. After graduation, Garrett spent a year volunteering with AmeriCorps.


Garrett attended Cumberland School of Law where he graduated cum laude in 2019. While in law school, he served on the Cumberland Law Review as an Associate Editor and as an Abraham Caruthers Teaching Fellow. He also received numerous “Scholar of Merit” awards.


Outside the office, Garrett enjoys running, weightlifting, and reading classic fiction.


  • B.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2015
  • J.D., Cumberland School of Law, cum laude, 2019


  • Alabama (2019)

Professional Associations

  • Alabama State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association


  • “No Sanctuary: An Analysis of the Trump Administration’s War on Sanctuary Jurisdictions”, Cumberland Law Review, 2019 (49 Cumb. L. Rev. 355).