Eric Phillips has been practicing law since 2009 and Tiffany Hagar since 2010. Eric and Tiffany each practiced independently before joining under one roof in 2014. This union came about after working in offices next door to each other, during which time they began functioning like partners, sharing insight and reading each other’s briefs. After a year and a half of unofficial partnership, Eric and Tiffany decided to formalize their business relationship, and Hagar & Phillips was created.
Situated in a historical home, our law office provides a comforting environment for everyone who seeks out our help. Making people feel comfortable encourages them to relax and ask the questions needed in order to fully understand the process.
We want all of our clients to feel that they have brought their concerns to lawyers who are capable but also compassionate advocates who will do what's necessary to find the best possible solution.
A resident of Wilson County, Tiffany grew up right outside the Gladeville community. She currently resides in Mount Juliet, Tennessee and is committed to serving the citizens of Wilson County. As a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville, she received her Juris Doctorate in May 2010.
Her legal experiences have included serving as a student attorney for the University of Tennessee Legal Clinic where she handled cases involving criminal defense, juvenile, and housing cases. Tiffany clerked for Holland Law in Knoxville during her last two years of law school, where she was involved in family law, general civil litigation, business law, and probate cases. She also spent time clerking for the Honorable Judge Thomas Varlan of the Eastern District of Tennessee Federal Court and serving as an intern for the Tennessee General Assembly under Tommie F. Brown and the Higher Education Subcommittee.
Eric is a long-time resident of the beautiful city of Lebanon in Wilson County, Tennessee; as a contractor and an electrician, he built his home in this community nearly two decades ago.
He served the country in the U.S. Department of the Navy from 1988-1992. He was a part of the Air-Sea Rescue (Waterborne Rescue) team and earned the following recognition: National Defense medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, two Seawest Asia Service medals, two Service Department Ribbons and the Navy Excellence Award.
After the military, Eric attended Western Carolina University and pursued a degree in emergency medical management. He earned his RN license in 1996 and worked for over a decade in regional hospital emergency rooms. Eric's expansive medical career spans two decades as a paramedic, emergency room critical care registered nurse, director of quality/compliance, a market Chief Operating Officer over three hospitals and most recently The Joint Commission accrediting and improving the delivery of healthcare.
Eric earned his J.D. degree from Nashville School of Law in 2008. He became a member of the Nashville Bar in 2008. He started his own law practice with the objective to help fellow neighbors and local businesses. He is also a Life Member of Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (TACDL)
Tracey Brennan lives in Smyrna, Tennessee with her husband of 20 years. They have three amazing children and three equally amazing grandchildren. They own two four-year-old English Bulldogs, George and Weez. Tracey has been with Hagar and Phillips since November 2014. She does paralegal work for the firm as well as bookkeeping. She has been an accountant for over 20 years as well as attended University of Tennessee for Paralegal Studies. In her spare time, she is involved in veterans’ activities, including participating in marathons and bike runs, loves to travel the world with her husband, as well as host outdoor gatherings with her family and friends.
David grew up in Minnesota before attending the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and English and graduated Magna cum laude. He then attended Belmont University College of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctorate in 2022. While at Belmont Law, he was a member of the Health Law Journal and earned a certificate in health law.
Currently, David resides in Nashville with his wife, Shelby, and their yellow Labrador, Elle Woods. He has been with the firm since starting as an intern in May 2021. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, going on runs with Elle, hanging out by the lake, and watching the New York Yankees, Green Bay Packers, and Iowa Hawkeyes.
Isaac is a life-long resident of the Middle Tennessee area, having been born and raised in Old Hickory and currently residing in the Donelson area. In 2013, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Memphis. After several years in the hospitality and sales industry, including time at both the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center and the Grand Ole Opry, he returned to school and earned his Juris Doctorate from Belmont University College of Law in 2022.
During law school, he served as a summer intern at the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Tennessee, completed the pro bono pledge, and received the CALI Excellence award in the study of White Collar Crime. He also worked as an associate and senior editor on the Belmont Criminal Law Journal and had his student note selected for publication as part of the journal’s fourth volume. Isaac began as an intern at Hagar & Phillips in May 2021, before staying on with the practice as a law clerk. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time and traveling with his friends and family, going to the movies, attending live theater performances, and cross-stitching.
Amanda is originally from Kentucky, but has lived numerous places including in Illinois, Germany, and Tennessee. She is married to a wonderful husband and has a 14-year-old bonus son. They currently reside in Murfreesboro, Tennessee with their 3 dogs. Amanda has 8 years of history working in social work and partnering with the juvenile court in Wilson County, and has a bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry and a master’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. She and her family love to kayak, fish, and go to the beach. They are huge Denver Bronco fans and enjoy watching the Colorado Avalanche play hockey. Her favorite place in the world is Tybee Island, Georgia!
Hope is from Bozeman, Montana. She moved to Lebanon in 2017 to attend Cumberland University on a softball scholarship, where she played for two years. Hope graduated from Cumberland University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and a minor in criminal justice. She is currently attending Nashville School of Law to obtain her Juris Doctorate. She began interning at another local law firm in 2020 and joined the Hagar and Phillips team in 2021, eventually becoming a law clerk.
Before moving to Tennessee, Hope volunteered with and raised money for Veteran-based organizations like Mission 22 and the Vietnam Veterans of America.
In her free time, Hope can be found with her two dogs Magnolia and Wilson. Magnolia is a Basset Hound and Wilson is a Golden Retriever-Lab. She enjoys watching classic old Hollywood films, working out, enjoying the outdoors, travelling back to Montana, and antiquing.
Caitlin lives in Watertown, Tennessee with her husband, Kyle. She has a ten-year-old son, Bentley, and three amazing bonus children, Kyla, Mason, and Kaitlynn. The family has two dogs, Rip and Smokey, and three cats Mindy, Juliet, and Ash. Caitlin graduated from Smith County High School and attended college at Vol State University. In her spare time, she enjoys watching football, spending time outdoors with her family, and cooking.