David S. Hagy has been recognized by his peers for his skills and successes in personal injury cases, business disputes, and complex class action litigation. Mr. Hagy is a Nashville injury and accident trial lawyer who represents individuals injured as a result of the wrongful conduct of others. Mr. Hagy is also an experienced business litigation lawyer, helping individuals, companies, and business owners in matters involving breach of contract or other violations of law that result in economic damage or disruption of business. He has over 25 years of experience as a trial and appellate lawyer. He is licensed to practice in trial and appellate courts in Tennessee and Georgia, including the Tennessee Supreme Court, Tennessee Court of Appeals, United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, Georgia Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Hagy graduated in 1990 from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. In 1995, Mr. Hagy graduated, with honors, from Duke University School of Law. He was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia that year.

Mr. Hagy began his legal career with King & Spalding, LLP, Atlanta’s largest law firm, where he concentrated on complex, high-stakes product liability defense for large manufacturing companies. In 1998, Mr. Hagy joined Doffermyre, Shields, Canfield & Knowles, LLC, a prominent litigation boutique in Atlanta representing individuals and businesses injured by the wrongful conduct of others. Mr. Hagy became a member of the firm in 2006.

Mr. Hagy maintains an AV rating, the highest possible rating under the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating system. Lawyer ratings are based on confidential evaluations by other lawyers and judges. The ratings include over one million lawyers, and only about 15% have achieved an “AV” rating, which signifies the height of professional excellence.

Mr. Hagy was selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers ® list for the Mid-South in 2010 and again from 2014 through 2019. Only five percent of lawyers in the state are chosen for inclusion in the list each year.

In 2006 and 2007, Mr. Hagy was selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers ® list of “Georgia Rising Stars”, a publication based on peer recognition and achievement that recognizes exceptional lawyers who are 40 years old or younger. In 2009, he was again recognized in the Super Lawyers list of “Rising Stars”, in both the Georgia and Mid-South editions, having been selected by his peers in Georgia and Tennessee.

Mr. Hagy moved his law practice from Atlanta to Nashville in 2008 when he relocated to Tennessee with his wife, Suzanne Hagy, a Nashville native. They live in the Belmont-Hillsboro neighborhood of Nashville with their dog, Chief and enjoy their new status as empty nesters.

Honors and Awards

AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Included in Super Lawyers ® Mid-South 2010, 2014-2015
Included in Super Lawyers ® Rising Stars, Mid-South 2009, Georgia 2009, 2007, 2006

Super Laywers ® profile – David Scott Hagy

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  • Duke University School of Law - J.D. - 1995

    (with honors)

  • Duke University - B.A. - 1990

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia

Client Reviews

I got into a car accident a couple months ago, and David made the whole insurance process easy to understand. He took away the stress of the situation and I felt comfortable knowing I had someone like him working for my...

Jennie E.

After getting rear ended in auto accident and in back pain David handled my personal injury claim against the at fault driver's insurance company when the large, high profile law firms in town turned me down because they...

Lakin S.

After getting into my first accident, David was a huge help in getting my lawsuit figured out in a timely manner. He was able to explain to me the details of the case so I felt like I was in control of how I wanted to...

Dana P.

While visiting Nashville, my husband and I were in a pretty bad auto accident with our Uber & a tractor trailer on the highway. David was great to work with. He was quite thorough, explaining everything we would come up...

Wendy N.

We have now used David twice. He is very personable, down to earth, hard working and gets to the bottom of your situation quickly. If we are ever in a situation where hes needed, we will use him again. Highly recommend...

Megan l.

This guy, he is the one you want in your corner going against insurance companies. Super nice, and super efficient. I would recommend this guy hands down... and have!

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