For many years, Tennesseans from all walks of life who face serious legal challenge have often turned to L. Jeffrey Hagood. From the National Championship winning Coach at the University of Tennessee; to the founder/ CEO of one of Tennessee’s largest publicly traded companies; to the scion of Tennessee’s best known political family-Jeff Hagood is a trusted name who has provided superior results to these and many more who need it most.
An experienced litigator and negotiator, Jeff has appeared in State and Federal Courts in many parts of the country. With an emphasis in the East Tennessee area in which he was born and raised, Jeff has tried or settled cases in every Judicial District in this area.
The principal focus of Jeff’s practice is litigation. He has successfully represented individuals who have suffered serious injuries in a variety of cases for over twenty years, and further has successfully represented hundred of individuals who have faced the justice system for the first time.
Realizing that some tout what they hope to do, Jeff Hagood can point to what he has done. Jeff has clients in twenty-four cases in East Tennessee alone in which he has won, and collected, judgments/settlements of over a million dollars or more. He has further won, and collected, in Texas and Indiana, multi-million dollar judgments/settlements.
Whether leading a team of lawyers in one of the most important legal issues to ever confront the NCAA and the American Football Coaches Association, or representing a solitary soul whose life has been changed by a simple mistake, or an error in judgment Jeff Hagood has delivered winning results in a professional manner time and time again.
A caring and passionate lawyer with many interests, Jeff Hagood has earned a reputation as one of East Tennessee’s best.
Jeff has served his community and State on numerous Boards to include: The University of Tennessee Athletics Board; Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley; Fellowship of Christian Athletics; Knoxville Quarterback Club; Big Brothers/Big Sisters; Kids Vote of Tennessee – Jeff has been the long-time president of the Knoxville Quarterback Club.
Jeff has been the recipient of many awards for service and professionalism; most notably being named an Honorary Letterman of the University of Tennessee by the T Club.
Jeff is the author of three highly successful books: A Perfect Season with Phillip Fulmer, the story of the 1998 National Championship Year; Inky, the amazing story of the faith and perseverance of Inky Johnson; and his most sentimental, How You Percolatin, 100 Pearls of Wisdom from the World’s Greatest Daddy – a gem of a book about his own father.