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.

Scott D. Lewis

Scott is an accomplished attorney, licensed in both Georgia and South Carolina, with a strong presence in the legal community. He offers an extensive range of legal services, providing tailored solutions to businesses and individuals alike. His work achievements, along with holding the designation of Certified Public Accountant (CPA), offer a unique blend of legal and financial expertise which positions Scott as a trusted advisor, capable of addressing complex legal challenges with a keen understanding of their financial implications.

Ralph J. D’Agostino III

Ralph D’Agostino embarked on a dynamic career journey characterized by his unwavering commitment to justice and equity. As a former Division I lacrosse player turned legal luminary, Ralph's path has evolved to encompass diverse legal domains, from class action advocacy to business, tax, and estate planning.

Elizabeth A. McLeod

Beth has been with Fulcher Hagler since graduating from law school in 1994. She has many years of experience in both Georgia and South Carolina and has handled high exposure cases in difficult venues. Her primary litigation practice areas are medical malpractice defense and railroad defense, although she has represented clients in a wide variety of areas. She also enjoys an active employment law practice, which includes drafting employee handbooks, providing general employment law advice, handling EEOC charges, and litigating ADA, ADEA, Title VII, and FLSA claims.

Alexander S. Merrill

Alex Merrill is a dedicated attorney, whether in the civil or criminal arena. The driving force behind his practice is his commitment to protecting the rights and livelihoods of his clients and being a constant student of the law. He regularly works alongside local governments regarding their ordinances and policies and defends them against litigation. He handles contract and property damage disputes arising from construction, leases, motor vehicle accidents, and more. He also has a background in criminal defense, which equips him to address matters ranging from traffic offenses to felonies.