We listen intently so we can act with intentionality.
We always work with your best interests in mind.
We offer expertise and guidance in a language that is easy to understand.
Being a top law firm does not happen by accident. It starts by having common beliefs and shared values – not just with one another but with the clients we serve. And bringing integrated services and collaborative problem-solving to each case, all while maintaining a fundamental commitment to our communities.
Those are the ideals on which HAT Law was founded. It is how we strive to be the best attorneys we can be. And how we will continue our commitment to exceeding the expectations of those who seek our help.
Our attorneys have years of experience across a wide range of practice areas. And they do more than just offer legal counsel. They are skilled litigators who are not afraid to go to court. HAT’s unique and extensive courtroom experience helps provide strong, practical analysis of real, sometimes unseen, litigation risks, leading to prompt and accurate assessments of a client’s best interest.
Senith Tipton, a Hagwood and Tipton founding shareholder and attorney, was honored with the Mississippi Defense Lawyer Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award on Jan. 31, 2020. Tipton formerly served as the... Read More
Hagwood and Phillips Receive Defense Verdict in Arbitration
After a three-day arbitration hearing held Dec. 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina, a three-judge panel ruled in favor of Carl Hagwood and Michael Phillips Jan. 29, 2020. The hearing involved... Read More
Phillips and Shaeffer Win on Appeal
In a January 2020 decision, HAT attorneys Michael Phillips and Chris Shaeffer won on appeal in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia. The appeal relates to an... Read More
What others are saying about our law firm.
Mark R.Healthcare Industry
“I manage the professional liabilities of a substantial healthcare system and HAT LAW is a prime resource to have in my (our) corner. Their legal analysis is spot on and yields optimum results.”
Matt D.Insurance Industry
“I have been relying on the attorneys of HAT LAW for guidance with CGL coverage issues for over 10 years now. Timely, reliable advice and an asset to have on my side.”
L. SouthardRent-to-Own Industry
“My experience with HAT LAW has exceeded expectations. They are always happy to answer questions and help us in any way that they can. It is great working with a firm that truly cares about a successful outcome for their client.”
Carolyn R.Healthcare Industry
“I have worked with Mike and HAT LAW for over 10 years. I have always found Mike and his firm to be very responsive, professional and accurate in their reporting and evaluation. Mike has tried a number of cases with successful outcome. I feel he is one of my best trial attorneys and would highly recommend him and his firm.”
Kate R.Rent-to-Own Industry
“HAT LAW is the go-to law firm for rent-to-own businesses which need legal intervention to protect their assets. HAT LAW has experienced staff who understand the rent-to-own industry – I don’t have to explain anything to them – they just get it.”
Jeff S.Software and Membership Services Industry
“Chris and the HAT team quickly jumped in to help with our unique business case. The have been a valuable resource in researching and providing guidance on collection legalities across the country. Additionally, they have taken the lead and successfully resolved our collection litigation efforts.”
Twila R.Healthcare Industry
“We have been working with HAT LAW for several years now and they are a great asset for us. They go above and beyond any other firm. I am a true believer in what they can do for their clients.”
Kate R.Rent-to-Own Industry
“HAT LAW can manage our work regardless of the state as they have established attorney partners in most states.”
Devin E.Nursing Home Industry
“The HAT LAW team is comprised of top-notch litigators.”