Jacob Houston Hargett, Sr. was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, and is now a proud husband and father. He attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, then went on to receive his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2006. Thereafter, he attended Loyola University College of Law where he received a Juris Doctorate.
While attending Loyola, Mr. Hargett served as the President of Loyola’s Trial Advocacy Program and was a member of the Loyola Trial Advocacy National Team. While serving as President of Loyola’s Trial Advocacy Program, Mr. Hargett organized the first National Trial Advocacy Competition held at Loyola University College of Law. This was competition was a massive undertaking and helped put Loyola’s Trial Advocacy Program on the national map. In addition, Mr. Hargett was inducted into the National Order of the Barristers and was awarded the Blue Williams Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy in 2009.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Hargett accepted a job with a large firm in Lafayette and worked there for several years. During his time there, Mr. Hargett handled several cases involving railroad accidents, medical malpractice, automobile accidents, workers’ compensation, products liability, slip and fall, as well as commercial and business disputes. After several years of practice, Mr. Hargett left that firm to start his own. Now, Mr. Hargett focuses his practice on representing injured people, who are in need of true representation.
Many of my clients never thought they would ever need the services of an attorney, however after their accident they were faced with property damages, serious injuries, the inability to continue working and mounting medical bills and/or household bills, they had to get help. I am proud to represent honest hard working men and women, who were injured through no fault of their own. The relationships I have developed with my clients over the years have created deeply rooted friendships. I truly enjoy the helping people and in some instances changing their lives for the better.
After successfully trying multiple cases in federal and state court, Mr. Hargett was selected by the National Trial Lawyers Association to become a member of the Top 40 under 40! The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40. Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only, and is extended exclusively to those individuals who meet stringent qualifications and specialize in the legal practice of civil plaintiff.