Kelly L. Hagy

Kelly L. Hagy - Walk Cook Lakey PLC

Kelly Hagy is the firm’s newest attorney having obtained her license in April 2018. Ms. Hagy is not, however, new to a law practice. After graduating from the University of Tennessee in 2007, she began working in a criminal defense firm in Knoxville. Her work at that firm inspired her to pursue law as a profession, and she received her law degree from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in December 2017. Ms. Hagy is excited to put her legal education and her practical knowledge of the law to use in the representation of our clients.

While in law school, Ms. Hagy focused her studies on litigation and criminal law. In the summer of 2016, she interned with the Shelby County District Attorney General’s Office, where she researched constitutional and procedural issues surrounding pro se petitions for post conviction relief. In the spring of 2017, Ms. Hagy was a student participant in the Tennessee District Attorney General Conference Trial Advocacy Course, a five-day immersion course taught by experienced prosecutors focusing on all aspects of criminal trial practice. Ms. Hagy returned to the Shelby County District Attorney General’s Office as an intern during the summer of 2017. She assisted with active cases under the supervision of assistant district attorneys in the special victims unit. While there, she gained experience researching evidentiary issues, and drafting and arguing motions on behalf of the state.

Ms. Hagy also served as a student administrative law judge for the Memphis Housing Authority through the Cecil C. Humphreys Housing Adjudication Clinic. In this role, she was part of panels that conducted hearings involving administrative appeals by participants of the Memphis Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher Program challenging adverse decisions affecting their participation in the program, and issued written opinions affecting the participants’ eligibility to continue receiving public assistance.

Ms. Hagy is a member of the Memphis Bar Association, Association for Woman Attorneys of Memphis and Shelby County, and the American Bar Association-Young Lawyers Division. She is a member of the Tennessee Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

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