Integrity, intelligence, and industry. These “three I’s” have served as the cornerstone of Arnett, Draper & Hagood since its founding in 1954. They are the foundation of our success.

Despite the constant change in the fabric of society, our emphasis on integrity continues to personify every professional at the firm, and our achievements reflect a dedicated focus on intelligence and industry.

The firm has expansive skills and experience, and we strive to understand the wide array of issues confronting our clients. We take pride in our experience and expertise in litigation, trial, and business matters and our leadership in our areas of practice.

Honesty, thoughtfulness, collaboration, and excellence not only guide our professionals in navigating each client’s challenges, they define the ever-evolving practice of Arnett, Draper & Hagood.


On February 14, 1954, Foster D. Arnett opened the doors to what would soon become a nationally recognized and respected law firm rooted in quality performance and dedicated to the highest ethical principles.

Jack B. Draper joined Arnett in 1958, and the firm focused primarily on civil litigation. Seven years later, Lewis R. Hagood came to the firm as the third founding partner, bringing expertise in labor and employment law.

The firm’s founders established themselves as leaders in their fields of practice, and we have maintained their expertise in health care liability, product liability, labor and employment, and mediation as a vital part of the firm’s practice today. As we’ve grown over the years and the legal needs of our clients have evolved, the firm has also developed litigation and trial expertise in governmental investigations, administrative hearings, arbitrations, aviation, asbestos, bankruptcy, commercial and business torts, construction, insurance agent errors and omissions, maritime/admiralty, personal injury, professional malpractice, torts, trucking, workers’ compensation, wills and estates, conservatorships, and transactional matters.

We understand the future requires versatility. Our focus on the firm’s roots in integrity, intelligence, and industry prepares us for each new issue and spirited argument on the horizon. With our straightforward and proven philosophy tailored to each client’s individual needs, our attorneys forge partnerships with our clients, providing the highest standard of service to achieve the best possible results.

  • Mr. Powers and his team are magnificent!

    Unwavering support throughout a 20 month
    lawsuit that could have lasted 3 years!

    Master negotiaters!
    Very knowledgeable!
    So kind and respectful!
    So much more!

    To the entire staff at AD&H…

    Jerry Massey
  • I have worked with attorney Rachel Hurt at Arnett, Draper & Hagood, and she has been absolutely fantastic. She is easily in the top three attorneys that I work with across the nation.

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    Andrew Kreul
    American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services, Inc.
  • Going through a lawsuit is a nightmare. Arnett, Draper & Hagood attorneys Rick and Dan have exceeded any expectations we could have had. Not only have they proven their professional skills, they have been excellent confidants.

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    Alex Benyo
    Taylor-Winfield Technologies, Inc.
  • Arnett, Draper & Hagood is a proactive firm with a results oriented work ethic. They provide clear and timely communication to clients and have a stellar reputation in the industry.

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    Daniel Connell
    Consultant - Nationwide Indemnity