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Henry Earl Lagman

Criminal defense Attorney at Hoover, AL

4.9   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State AL
    Acquired 1977
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2006

About Henry

Learn Henry’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense

    47 years

  2. Divorce and separation

    47 years

  3. Family

    47 years

  4. Child custody
    Alabama Child Custody & Out of State Visitation

    47 years

  5. Bankruptcy and debt

    47 years

  6. Adoption

    47 years

  7. DUI and DWI

    47 years

  8. Probate

    47 years

Attorney Henry Lagman has 40 years experience serving Alabama’s legal needs. He is an active trial attorney, in divorce, child custody, domestic violence, criminal law, bankruptcy and civil cases. Tenacious, intelligent and hard working in the service of his clients he was the kid in school who carried all his books home and everyone counted on him to know the assignments.

He knows “the Know.”
Henry Lagman has been active trial attorney and prepared many criminal case including those involving murder, robbery, attempted murder vehicle homicide, drug possession and driving under the influence. Henry Lagman has obtained numerous “NOT GUILTY” verdicts.

He knows “the Courtroom”.
He has been a member of the National College of DUI defense with over 40 years experience in defending drinking and driving offenses. He has had many jury trials as a DUI lawyer.

He knows “Persuasion”
A former president of the Shelby County Bar Association, Henry Lagman has been a featured speaker at the Alabama Criminal Lawyers Association. “A Day with the Experts”. He knows “persuasion”.

When it really counts, you need experience. You are not alone!


Lagman Law Office
2450 Valleydale Rd
Hoover, AL, 35244-2015

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Posted by Jessica | June 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Mr. Lagman was hired to solve a custody case. He did a great job all the forms, responses, motions were filed on time and promptly. He represented me at the court with great experience and professionalism. He is available for communication and his legal rates are fair priced. He managed my case with grace. Recommend this lawyer.
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Posted by Trey | April 9, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Henry knows the law and knew my rights. I was impressed with his courtroom performance and so was the jury. NOT QUILTY!!
Posted by Wayne | April 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring and Concerned Lawyer
Henry takes your case personally with great attention to detail. He has you prepared for your day and court so there were no surprises. Great guy and staff.
Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job
Mr.Lagman did a wonderful job explain everything answered all my questions I would recommend .
Posted by Bernadette Wineman | October 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
One year after moving home to North Carolina, I found myself in need of a divorce attorney when my ex-husband petitioned to modify in Alabama. Since I no longer lived in Alabama, it was imperative that I find an experienced attorney that truly cared about our situation. Visitation with the father had become a taxing and unpleasant experience for our children, so I began to search for alternatives to keep visitation positive. Through my research, I found Mr. Henry Lagman when reading about out-of state visitation. Despite being nervous about handling legal matters from another state, Mr. Lagman put me at ease from the initial conversation. It was obvious that he was experienced and had extensive knowledge of how the law applied to my situation. With every obstacle we faced, there was complete transparency; I never felt that I was left in the dark about any aspect of the case. Trust me when I say, I must have drove this man insane with all the questions I had regarding my case. Thankfully, he was patient and encouraged my desire to comprehend and play an active role in the case. In fact, he has many tools available to help the client be an active role and mentally prepare you for trial. On the day of trial, I was impressed with the manner in which our case was presented. Mr. Lagman did an excellent job when cross-examining the defendant; every point was strong and clear. I was proud that my attorney was well prepared and confident, instead of displaying unfounded arrogance and resorting to tantrums as the opposing counsel did. I have never had to be a witness in court, but was prepared and confident thanks to Mr. Lagman’s assistance. Rather you reside in Alabama or if you have moved but Alabama maintains jurisdiction over your case, Mr. Lagman will be there when you need him and fight tooth and nail to bring justice to your case. He is honest, truly cares about his clients, and has a passion for what he does. I hope that this review helps anyone who is in a similar situation and looking for legal assistance.
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Posted by Tommy | October 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I have been using Lagman for 20 years. He always gets the job done efficiently. I recommend him without reservation.
Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Me. Lagman is a Good Lawyer
I first hired Mr. Lagman back in 2002-2004 I believe to handle a Probate case. Well I got into my feelings and did an awful thing just blaming everyone. But he did a great job on my case. He handled my case with the utmost respect and dignity. He filed and answered all Motions in a timely matter. He filed motions that were needed to win my case. Things didn't move as fast as I wanted to because during that time I didn't understand that cases like the one I had do take time so I ended up discharging him which was a big mistake. Henry Lagman is a good man as well as an Attorney.
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2006.

Reprimand issued in AL, 2006
updated on 07/03/2019

This means the attorney did something wrong, but the State did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Henry's comment: “Thirteen years ago a client failed to pick up a file from my office. I discharged him because of non-payment. The Bar stated I should have mailed him his file and forfeit my attorney lien. Never was paid.”

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Lagman Law Office
  • 1980 - Present
  • Part Time City Prosecutor under Roger Lee
  • City of Hoover
  • 2000 - 2003


  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Birmingham-Southern College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts: Business Administration
  • 1973
  • Birmingham-Southern College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts: Political Science
  • 1973


  • Alabama State Bar
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Shelby County Bar Association
  • Former President
  • N/A
  • Shelby County Bar Association
  • Past Secretary/Treasurer
  • N/A
  • Alabama Storytelling Association
  • Founding Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019


  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Presentation material handout: “A Day with the Experts”. He knows “persuasion”
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • “A Day with the Experts”. He knows “persuasion”
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Henry. He is a top lawyer and very well respected in the community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Henry for over 40 years. He is honest, candid, knowledgeable, and persistent. Henry cares for his clients and works hard to achieve the best result for them."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Henry is one of the most conscientious lawyers I've ever known."
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Hoover Criminal defense Lawyer Henry Earl Lagman
Henry Earl Lagman
Criminal defense Attorney
Hoover, AL
Licensed for 46 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2006. See details