Fisher Phillips Partner Named President-Elect of South Carolina Bar

J. Hagood Tighe

J. Hagood Tighe

COLUMBIA, SC (May 12, 2021) -- J. Hagood Tighe, Columbia-based partner at Fisher Phillips and co-chair of the firm’s Wage and Hour practice group, was recently named President-Elect of the South Carolina Bar. In this role, Hagood will further the Bar’s mission to serve over 17,000 members and the public by advancing the legal profession through high quality education, continuous innovation and facilitating improvements in the administration of justice. He will assume the role of President of the South Carolina Bar in May 2022. Hagood has been an active member of the South Carolina Bar throughout his legal career, including serving as Chair of the Employment and Labor Law Section, Chair of the Conventions Committee, Chair of the CLE Committee, Chair of the Bar’s House of Delegates, and most recently, Treasurer and Board of Governors Member.

At Fisher Phillips, Tighe is co-chair of Fisher Phillips’ Wage and Hour practice. In recent years, he has handled over 40 class and collective actions throughout the country, many of which involve wage and hour issues. Tighe also has extensive experience defending single plaintiff lawsuits alleging wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment and retaliation. While he maintains an active litigation practice, Tighe also focuses on providing practical and proactive advice designed to minimize the risk of litigation. He enjoys working with companies to help them avoid problems before they arise. This takes many forms including advising on handbooks, policies, employment agreements, investigations, layoffs and terminations.

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