Lawyering Upward

The experienced attorneys and legal teams at Fulcher Hagler LLP are committed to and passionate about providing the highest-quality legal services in the greater Augusta, Georgia area. From civil litigation and strategic tax, business, and estate planning to real estate and employment law, we have been helping our clients succeed for more than 75 years.

Corporate & Business Law

Fulcher Hagler LLP provides strategic and legal counsel for numerous and varied commercial enterprises.

Civil Litigation

Litigation can cause serious problems for any business. Even a small dispute can escalate into protracted litigation. Fulcher Hagler’s experienced litigators can help protect your business.

Commercial Real Estate

The Firm’s real estate team can assist with almost any commercial real estate transaction, from small purchases to more complex deals, including owner and lender title insurance.

Tax Law & Personal Asset Protection

Fulcher Hagler’s tax and planning attorneys have the specialized credentials and experience necessary to assist almost any business, family, or individual with their tax and asset planning needs.

Estate Planning & Probate

Fulcher Hagler LLP's estate planning lawyers shepherd clients through the estate planning and probate process including, where necessary, probate litigation...


Fulcher Hagler LLP's attorneys serve as general counsel and trial counsel to local governments, development authorities, public boards...

Insurance Defense Litigation

Fulcher Hagler’s litigation team has a broad civil defense practice that includes premises liability, motor vehicle litigation, trucking litigation, construction litigation, insurance coverage disputes, and professional liability defense. Our litigators defend insurers and their policyholders in suits in both state and federal courts in Georgia and South Carolina at the trial and appellate levels.

Employment Law

In the current environment of ever-changing and emerging employment laws, Fulcher Hagler LLP is prepared to assist employers with any and all needs in this arena. We handle every stage of employment law, beginning with documentation to help prevent claims, then investigation when a complaint is lodged, and finally litigation when a claim or lawsuit actually arises.

David J. Hymel

David practices both civil litigation defense and business law. As an associate, David has over three years of experience in a wide array of practice areas, including long term care defense and sales contract drafting and review. He is committed to working hard for every client, giving each matter his full attention and carefully guiding clients through whatever complex legal problems they may face. He seeks practical resolutions to disputes that best serve his clients’ interests and does not back down from a fight.

Sonja R. Tate

Sonja Tate has been shepherding her clients through the litigation process for nearly 25 years.  Understanding that the most nerve-wracking part of litigation is not knowing what to expect, Sonja works to ensure that her clients, whether they be individuals, families or businesses, understand the process, the possibilities, and what to expect, giving them a better sense of control. An advocate for alternative dispute resolution, she became a certified mediator in 2018.

John E. Price

John is an experienced litigator, loyal advocate, and trusted advisor.  John’s clients rely on him to see the big picture, provide practical advice, and bring effective and efficient litigation strategies to bear when clients find themselves in court.  John has represented individuals, private corporations, and government entities in a wide range of matters, including general insurance defense cases, commercial/business disputes, trade secrets cases, product liability cases, trucking/transportation cases, employment discrimination suits, civil rights cases, construction defect cases, and professional negligence suits.  As part of the firm’s railroad defense team, John has also defended Class I railroads in a wide variety of cases, including suits involving personal injury, wrongful death, and mass torts.

Mark C. Wilby

Mark C. Wilby joined the firm in 1986, becoming a partner in 1991. Mr. Wilby has continually expanded his practice as the needs of the firm’s growing clientele have evolved. As a member of the Litigation Group, Mr. Wilby works on numerous railroad defense and general litigation matters. He is heavily involved with our growing Employment Law Practice and routinely provides counsel for families that require adoption assistance.