Jennifer Hagerman’s practice focuses on employment litigation and counsel, as well as complex commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on matters pending in federal court. She has represented clients in cases involving employment discrimination, retaliation, restrictive covenants, wage and hour class actions, civil rights, healthcare, education and numerous areas of commercial law. She also conducts internal investigations and advises clients on a variety of employment matters including non-solicitation and non-competition agreements, employee handbooks, and employee classification under the FLSA.
Following law school, Ms. Hagerman served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Julia S. Gibbons, former Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Ms. Hagerman then joined the firm for two years before returning to serve as a judicial clerk to Judge Gibbons upon Judge Gibbons’ elevation to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She is a Past President of the Association of Women Attorneys Memphis Chapter, a Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center City Commission, now the Downtown Memphis Commission, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Memphis Bar Association. She is currently a member (and former chairperson) of the Standing Local Rules Committee for the United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee. Ms. Hagerman was recently appointed to serve on the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility by the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Ms. Hagerman is also involved in a variety of legal and community organizations, including serving as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of ALLMemphis, a youth literacy organization. In addition, she currently serves as a manager on the firm’s Management Committee.