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Hagood J. Tighe • Partner

Fisher & Phillips, LLP • Columbia, South Carolina

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Fisher & Phillips, LLP
1901 Main Street
Suite 1400
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
phone (803) 740-7655
fax  (803) 255-0202


Hagood Tighe is a partner in the Columbia office. He practices exclusively in the area of labor and employment law, representing management in union campaigns and employment litigation. Hagood also has successfully handled and argued cases before the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. While he maintains an active litigation practice, he also focuses on providing practical and proactive advice designed to minimize the risk of litigation. He also provides training for supervisors and managers on harassment, EEO compliance, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and many other areas. Additionally, Hagood has authored numerous articles in the area of employment law and regularly lectures at seminars regarding employment law. Hagood was a 2004 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, in 2009, was 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.  Hagood was selected by his peers to be one of Greater Columbia Business Monthly’s 2010 Legal Elite. He is certified by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a Specialist in Employment and Labor Law.
Professional Activities
Hagood was elected to serve on the South Carolina Bar’s House of Delegates and as Chair of the South Carolina Bar Conventions Committee, 2010 - 2011.
He also served as Chair of the South Carolina Bar’s Employment and Labor Law Section.

Community Involvement
Hagood is Chairman Emeritus of the Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties, and he is Vice Chair of the Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Advocates for the Historic Columbia 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.


  • College: University of Virginia
  • Law School: University of SC School of Law

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