Elisabeth J. Hagood joined DSK Law in early 2019 bringing with her two decades of diverse litigation experience. Early in her career, Ms. Hagood was an Assistant State Attorney in the Ninth Judicial Circuit and prosecuted crimes ranging from misdemeanor, traffic, felony, and homicide in the Ninth Judicial Circuit, in Orange County.
Ms. Hagood left the State Attorney’s Office in 1997 to pursue private practice with a special emphasis on criminal trials. Ms. Hagood returned to the State in 2001 practicing in the Ninth Judicial Circuit as an Assistant Public Defender representing indigent clients charged with all levels of criminal offenses. In 2006 she left the public sector to return to private practice focusing on complex state and federal criminal defense litigation.
In November 2014 she returned to the State to represent the Department of Children & Families in Alachua, Dixie and Levy Counties. After leaving DCF in 2016, Ms. Hagood has enjoyed practicing a wide range of civil litigation. In 2017 she practiced in Tampa at Bleakley & Bavol, PA focusing on Guardianship, and all aspects of complex civil litigation.
Ms. Hagood is a lifelong Central Florida resident and graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University Of Florida College Of Law in Gainesville.
Ms. Hagood is a member of the Florida Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, and the United States District Court in the Middle District of Florida.
Ms. Hagood is the proud mother of three sons and one daughter. She is an avid equestrian and is actively involved with cat rescue and volunteers for several animal rescue organizations.