The firm was founded in 1954 by Foster D. Arnett. Jack B. Draper joined him in 1958, and seven years later Lewis R. Hagood became a member of the firm. Since its founding the firm has steadily grown and focuses its practice in civil law, and is privileged to serve a wide variety of personal and corporate clients. Members of the firm have achieved distinction and professional recognition by selection to numerous organizations including, but not limited to, the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, the Best Lawyers in America, Mid-South Super Lawyers, the Best 101 Lawyers in Tennessee, America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the American Inns of Court. Many prominent local, regional and national corporations are included in the firm's clientele. Attorneys at Arnett, Draper & Hagood, LLP have a strong commitment to the legal profession, to the organized bar and to a pattern of community development.