Welborn & Hargett, Injury Attorneys
1540 W. Pinhook Road
Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 706-7770 www.wandhlawfirm.com/
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. 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 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.
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! Thereafter, Mr. Hargett was selected to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, for his work in the field of Civil Plaintiff. Additionally, Mr. Hargett was ranked the Top 10 under 40 by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. Mr. Hargett was also honored with being named one the Top Lawyers in Acadiana Personal Injury Law, an exclusive invitation only designation recognizing Acadiana area attorneys. Mr. Hargett is also rated on AVVO. Lastly, Mr. Hargett was selected by the Top 100 Registry as the 2020 Attorney of the Year.
Mr. Hargett is currently a member of the Lafayette Parish Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association and the American Association of Justice. He is licensed to practice in all Louisiana State Courts, as well as in all United States District Courts for Louisiana. Mr. Hargett is also admitted to practice before the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.