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Hagood J. Tighe
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Hagood J. Tighe

Fisher Phillips, Co-Chair

Columbia, South Carolina
Hagood Tighe is a member of the firm’s COVID-19 Taskforce, a cross-disciplinary team of attorneys dedicated to advising employers on the many workplace law aspects of the global coronavirus pandemic. Hagood Tighe is a partner in the firm’s Columbia office and co-chair of the Wage and Hour practice group. He is also an active member of the firm’s class and collective action practice. In recent years, Hagood has handled approximately 40 class and collective actions throughout the country. Much of his class and collective experience is in the wage and hour area. He also has extensive experience with Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) class action litigation. While he maintains an active litigation practice, he also focuses on providing practical and proactive advice designed to minimize the risk of litigation. Part of this effort includes working with national and local clients implementing arbitration programs. Hagood also provides training for supervisors and managers on harassment, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) compliance, the FMLA, and many other areas. Additionally, Hagood has authored numerous articles about employment law and regularly lectures at seminars regarding employment law. Hagood has extensive experience in traditional labor working with employers throughout the United States. Hagood has successfully run many union-avoidance campaigns, tried labor arbitrations, and litigated unfair labor practices before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). He has also worked with several large national employers to develop strategic plans to maintain positive employee relations – thus reducing the likelihood of successful union organizing. Hagood is currently President of the South Carolina Bar and has held many other leadership positions both in the South Carolina Bar and in other civic and charitable organizations. He is a recipient of the Carolyn Holderman Vision Award by the Central Carolina Community Foundation for his leadership as chairman and was recognized by the Richland County Bar Association with its Civic Star Award. He was also a recipient of the Silver Compleat Lawyer Award from the University of South Carolina School of Law Alumni Association. This award recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions to the legal profession and who exemplify the highest standard of professional competence, ethics, and integrity. Hagood is “AV” Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been included in South Carolina Super Lawyers. He has been listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers since 2007 and in The Best Lawyers in America since 2008. He was recognized as a “Labor Law – Management Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in 2017 and 2020 and as “Employment Law – Management Lawyer of the Year” in 2019. Hagood has been selected by his peers to be one of Greater Columbia Business Monthly’s Legal Elite every year since 2010. The same publication named him one of the “50 Most Influential People for 2011.”. He is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a Specialist in Employment and Labor Law. Professional Activities Community Activities Hagood has served as a Deacon at Eastminster Presbyterian Church and was a board member for Jubilee Academy. Hagood is Chairman Emeritus of the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties, and he is immediate past Chair of the Central Carolina Community Foundation, and the University of South Carolina Partnership Board of the College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management. He has been involved in numerous other charitable organizations. Hagood received a Carolyn Holderman Vision Award for his work as a visionary leader during his tenure as the Foundation’s Board Chairman in 2012-2013.

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