Attorney Epley received his J.D. from Drake Law School in Des Moines in 2009. While at Drake Law School, Ethan was a member and officer in the Agricultural Law Association and an Editor for the Agricultural Law Journal. Ethan earned his undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree from Iowa State University in 2002 with a major in Agricultural Studies and a minor in Agronomy.
While at Law School in Des Moines Ethan worked for the Beginning Farmers Center located in Urbandale Iowa. While working for the Center Ethan participated in a research project regarding the increased absentee ownership of farm land as well as issues regarding estate planning for the family farm. Ethan also wrote an article entitled "Manure Management Planning" and helped develop the Manure Agreement Decision Making Tool which provides farmers a resource to help when developing a manure agreement.
Ethan's deep interest in farming and agricultural law comes from his family's extensive involvement in agriculture. Ethan grew up on his family's century farm located in Butler and Bremer Counties. His involvement of farming continues today as he helps his father with his farm and has begun farming a small plot of his wife's grandparents' farm in Butler County. Ethan approaches the law in a common sense manner knowing your unique situation requires a unique approach.