Janie E. Hagood

Partner

Telephone: (770) 956-1700
Email: janie.hagood@wshpc.net

Ms. Hagood has over thirteen years’ experience and focuses her law practice on dispute resolution, with an emphasis in the areas of construction law, architect/engineer insurance defense and contract law.  She practices in Georgia State and Federal Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution forums and is  a member of the Florida Bar.  Ms. Hagood primarily represents and defends architects and engineers who have been sued for professional malpractice, including actions alleging property damages, contract damages and catastrophic personal injuries, with claims ranging from $100,000 up to $30,000,000 stemming from the design and construction of commercial projects located in Georgia and throughout the Southeast.

Ms. Hagood also spends a significant amount of time proactively working with clients to avoid protracted litigation by counseling them on the importance of early contract negotiations and actively working with clients to avoid claim issues related to  construction projects before major disputes arise.  Ms. Hagood has also taught seminars on a wide variety of design/construction law topics to construction industry design professionals.

 

 

Education

  • University of Florida

  • Stetson University College of Law

Bar and Courts

  • Florida State Bar

  • Georgia State Bar

  • United States District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Georgia

  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Georgia Court of Appeals

  • Georgia Supreme Court

Other Affiliations

  • Georgia Association for Women Lawyers

  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta