Janie Hagood is a senior attorney serving in Swift Currie’s litigation section. Focusing on defending trucking and transportation companies, drivers and insurance companies, she lends more than 13 years of litigation experience to her clients in matters related to motor carrier liability and commercial insurance coverage. Additionally, her practice includes resolving automobile litigation, catastrophic injury and wrongful death, commercial litigation, construction law and professional liability claims. Janie is a member of both the State Bar of Georgia and the Florida Bar and practices in Georgia state and federal courts and alternative dispute resolution forums.
Throughout her career, Janie has successfully defended her clients in high-dollar negligence claims ranging from $100,000 to $30,000,000 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.
Stetson University College of Law (J.D., 2004)
University of Florida (B.S., 1997)