J. Hagood Tighe - Fisher Phillips LLP

J. Hagood Tighe

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 803-255-0000

Hagood Tighe is a partner in the Columbia office. He practices exclusively in the area of labor and employment law, representing management in traditional labor matters and employment litigation.

Hagood has extensive experience in the area of 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. 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.

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. 

In 2013, Hagood received the Carolyn Holderman Vision Award by the Central Carolina Community Foundation for his leadership as Chairman.

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 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.

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.

In 2013 The Richland County Bar Association recognized Hagood with its Civic Star Award.

University of VirginiaBA 1987University of South CarolinaJ.D. 1995
Central Carolina Community FoudationEastminster Presbyterian ChurchSC Bar Employment & Labor Law SectionCultural Council of Richland and Lexington CountiesJubilee AcademyHammond School

Office Location

1320 Main Street, Suite 750
Columbia, SC 29201
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Labor Law - Management of the Columbia-SC Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Labor and Employment of the Columbia-SC Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Labor Law - Management of the Columbia-SC Metro Area
J. Hagood Tighe has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!J. Hagood Tighe has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!J. Hagood Tighe has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment