J. Alexander S. (Alex) Barrett

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(T) 336-232-0657 | 336-232-0650
(F) 336-232-0651
(E) abarrett@haganbarrett.com
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Whether it is avoiding litigation or vigorously pursuing our clients’ interests in court, we seek the best resolutions to add value to their enterprises.

In contentious and complex matters where lengthy and expensive courtroom proceedings seem inevitable, Alex’s experience in advising clients and both avoiding and engaging in litigation allows him to achieve clients’ objectives, while minimizing disruption and cost.

His path to a legal career began while working in banking for a few years after college. He was attracted by the work of lawyers doing transactions, litigating cases, and handling trust and estate matters.

Alex became seriously interested in litigation during an appellate advocacy class for first year law students, and claims he has not looked back since.  For over 25 years he has handled a variety of business and commercial matters in state and federal courts and arbitrations, ranging from complex trust and estate cases, individual and class action matters, shareholder, securities, product liability, employment, and real estate litigation, to contract cases and insurance coverage and claims matters.

He recently completed an engagement by a major university concerning its withdrawal from an athletic conference.

In addition to litigation, Alex maintains an active employment practice, focused on employers and their executives.

His clients are as varied as the matters he handles and include entities and individuals involved in healthcare and human services, manufacturing, retailing, service industries, contracting, and education to name but a few. Alex enjoys a widespread reputation with his clients for his creativity and intuitive skills, as he approaches each matter with a view toward understanding their goals and developing the best strategy for achieving them.

Alex Barrett, Attorney, Hagan Barrett PLLC
J. Alexander S. Barrett, Partner, Hagan Barrett PLLC

Alex Barrett specializes in these practice areas:

EDUCATION

Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1985
Emory University, B.A., with honors, 1980

BAR ADMISSIONS

North Carolina
South Carolina

Alex Barrett, Attorney, Hagan Barrett PLLC
COMMUNITY

Board of Directors, Carolina Bank
Former Chair, Administrative Board, West Market Street United Methodist Church
Former Board member, MS Society
Former Chair of the Board of Trustees, The Children’s Home, Inc., Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Alex Barrett, Attorney, Hagan Barrett PLLC
Alex Barrett, Partner, Hagan Barrett PLLC

Outside the practice, Alex spends as much time as possible with friends and family at Badin Lake, often following and pursuing sports of all kinds, with particular attention to golf, college basketball, sporting clays and hunting with Boykin Spaniel Lucy.

He and his wife have two grown sons and impossibly wonderful daughters-in law-who live in New York and Utah, 16 nieces and nephews.

They are also the proud grandparents of a grandson who lives in New York and adopted grandparents of two boys who conveniently live right across the street.

Alex Barrett, Attorney, Hagan Barrett PLLC
OVERVIEW

Whether it is avoiding litigation or vigorously pursuing our clients’ interests in court, we seek the best resolutions to add value to their enterprises.

In contentious and complex matters where lengthy and expensive courtroom proceedings seem inevitable, Alex’s experience in advising clients and both avoiding and engaging in litigation allows him to achieve clients’ objectives, while minimizing disruption and cost.

His path to a legal career began while working in banking for a few years after college. He was attracted by the work of lawyers doing transactions, litigating cases, and handling trust and estate matters.

Alex became seriously interested in litigation during an appellate advocacy class for first year law students, and claims he has not looked back since.  For over 25 years he has handled a variety of business and commercial matters in state and federal courts and arbitrations, ranging from complex trust and estate cases, individual and class action matters, shareholder, securities, product liability, employment, and real estate litigation, to contract cases and insurance coverage and claims matters.

He recently completed an engagement by a major university concerning its withdrawal from an athletic conference.

In addition to litigation, Alex maintains an active employment practice, focused on employers and their executives.

His clients are as varied as the matters he handles and include entities and individuals involved in healthcare and human services, manufacturing, retailing, service industries, contracting, and education to name but a few. Alex enjoys a widespread reputation with his clients for his creativity and intuitive skills, as he approaches each matter with a view toward understanding their goals and developing the best strategy for achieving them.

Alex Barrett, Attorney, Hagan Barrett PLLC
J. Alexander S. Barrett, Partner, Hagan Barrett PLLC
PRACTICE AREAS

Alex Barrett specializes in these practice areas:

EDUCATION / BAR ADMISSIONS
EDUCATION

Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1985
Emory University, B.A., with honors, 1980

BAR ADMISSIONS

North Carolina
South Carolina

Alex Barrett, Attorney, Hagan Barrett PLLC
IN THE COMMUNITY
COMMUNITY

Board of Directors, Carolina Bank
Former Chair, Administrative Board, West Market Street United Methodist Church
Former Board member, MS Society
Former Chair of the Board of Trustees, The Children’s Home, Inc., Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Alex Barrett, Attorney, Hagan Barrett PLLC
Alex Barrett, Partner, Hagan Barrett PLLC
OUTSIDE HB

Outside the practice, Alex spends as much time as possible with friends and family at Badin Lake, often following and pursuing sports of all kinds, with particular attention to golf, college basketball, sporting clays and hunting with Boykin Spaniel Lucy.

He and his wife have two grown sons and impossibly wonderful daughters-in law-who live in New York and Utah, 16 nieces and nephews.

They are also the proud grandparents of a grandson who lives in New York and adopted grandparents of two boys who conveniently live right across the street.

Alex Barrett, Attorney, Hagan Barrett PLLC