Janie Hagood is a senior attorney serving in Swift Currie’s litigation section. Focusing primarily on the representation and defense of architects, engineers and general contractors in construction disputes, she lends more than a decade of construction litigation experience to her clients in matters related to professional negligence, property damage, contract claims and catastrophic personal injuries. Additionally, her practice includes defending clients in automobile litigation, trucking and other commercial litigation and liability disputes. Janie is a member of both the State Bar of Georgia and the Florida Bar and practices in Georgia state and federal courts, as well as alternative dispute resolution forums.
Throughout her career, Janie has successfully defended her clients in high-dollar negligence claims ranging from $100,000 to $30 million and actively leverages this experience to provide effective counsel to her clients. Whether proactively avoiding claims, drafting and filing dispositive motions, or defending her clients’ interests in litigation or other forms of dispute resolution, Janie works diligently to achieve the results her clients deserve.
Janie’s depth of experience also includes the defense of catastrophic claims. In one case, she represented a professional architecture company sued for negligence in the unfortunate death of a minor. The case had limited liability yet vast exposure, however Janie settled the case under policy limits with a claim of damages of $50 million. This is just one example of the many cases for which Janie has obtained favorable results over the years.
Janie protects her clients’ interests by guiding them in taking preemptive measures to avoid litigation and advising them of the importance of risk management. Accessibility is paramount in Janie’s practice, as she encourages her clients to discuss their cases, concerns and strategies for defense.
Janie earned her J.D. from Stetson University College of Law. Prior she received her B.S. in public relations from the University of Florida.
Janie sits on the Foundation Board of Roswell North Elementary.
- Daily Report, 10.14.2019
Stetson University College of Law (J.D., 2004)
University of Florida (B.S., 1997)