Douglas B. Hargett

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Florence, Alabama

Hall Tanner Hargett, PC
Douglas B. Hargett
Hall Tanner Hargett, PC

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Personal Injury, Estate & Trust Litigation; view more

Licensed in Alabama since: 2005

Education: The University of Mississippi School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019
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Hall Tanner Hargett, PC

201 S Court St
Florence, AL 35630 Visit website


Douglas B. Hargett is a partner at the Hall | Tanner | Hargett | PC law firm, located in Florence, Alabama. He primarily serves clients in the Shoals' community and the Tennessee Valley region. His areas of practice include:

  • Business litigation 
  • Estate and trust litigation 
  • Insurance and bad faith litigation 
  • Construction and real estate litigation 
  • Fiduciary duty and shareholder litigation 
  • Personal injury and products liability

Mr. Hargett, a native of Cherokee, Alabama, began his legal career at two prominent law firms in Huntsville: Maynard Cooper & Gale, P.C., and Balch & Bingham LLP. In July 2009, he returned to his hometown and joined Hall | Tanner | Hargett | PC. As a trial lawyer, he represents both plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation matters in state and federal courts, as well as alternative dispute resolution proceedings like arbitration and mediation throughout North Alabama.

He obtained his law degree with honors (cum laude) from the University of Mississippi School of Law. During his time there, he served as an associate editor of the Mississippi Law Journal, demonstrating excellence in legal writing, and was a member of the executive committee of the Moot Court Board, showcasing his trial advocacy skills. Before attending law school, Mr. Hargett joined the University of North Alabama on baseball and leadership scholarships, graduating with high honors (magna cum laude) with a double-major in political science and biology. 

Mr. Hargett has received several professional accolades, including being selected as one of the nation's Best Lawyers by U.S. News & World Report in 2022, an honor limited to 5% of practicing attorneys in the United States. He has consistently been peer-review rated as an AV Preeminent* attorney since 2011 through Martindale-Hubbell. Additionally, he has been featured in Business Alabama's publication of Top Attorneys: Alabama's Outstanding Young Lawyers. He also holds a “Superb” rating on Avvo. 

Having actively served in various leadership roles, Mr. Hargett was elected as president of the Colbert County Bar Association in 2012 and previously held the position of president elect of the Huntsville Young Lawyers, as nominated by his peers. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and the Lauderdale County Bar Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Business Litigation, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Estate & Trust Litigation, Real Estate: Business

Focus areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 40% Business Litigation
  • 40% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 10% Real Estate: Business

First Admitted: 2005, Alabama

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court, N.D. of Alabama, 2005
  • UNA Division 1 Transition & Advisory Committee
  • Lauderdale County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama Bar Association
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. of Alabama, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, M.D. of Alabama, 2005
  • President, University of North Alabama National Alumni Association, 2016
  • Alabama Supreme Court, 2005
  • President, Colbert County Bar Association, 2012
  • Vice President, Colbert County Bar Association, 2011
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Colbert County Bar Association, 2010
  • Vice President/President Elect, Madison County Young Lawyers, 2009
Educational Background:
  • University of North Alabama, Magna Cum Laude, Biology & Political Science, 2002
  • Cherokee High School, 1998
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • , AV Preeminent Lawyer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2020
  • , AV Preeminent Lawyer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
  • , AV Preeminent Lawyer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2018
  • , AV Preeminent Lawyer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
  • , AV Preeminent Lawyer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2016
  • , AV Preeminent Lawyer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2015
  • , AV Preeminent Lawyer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • , AV Preeminent Lawyer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
  • , Top Attorneys, Business Alabama, 2013
  • , AV Preeminent Lawyer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2012
  • , AV Preeminent Lawyer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2011

Office location for Douglas B. Hargett

201 S Court St
Florence, AL 35630

Phone: 256-381-7750


3 Years Super Lawyers
7 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2019

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