Our Story & People

Discover the story behind Counsel & Clarity™ and meet our exceptional team.

Learn about our expertise in preventive legal support, legal operations coaching,

and leadership consulting for executives and businesses facing adversity.

Forged in Adversity,

Now We Rise Above It

Tom Hardy's Bane, in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), is such a fascinating character. From him, a memorable quote has entered the modern vernacular:

"Oh, you think darkness is your ally. But you merely adopted the dark; I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but blinding!"

Like Bane, we were born in adversity; contrastingly, however, we rise above it. In doing so, we model for others recovery from reversals--a path from setback to comeback.

The Counsel & Clarity™ story is what your story can be. Our story is one of hope, rebirth, and resilience. Let our guidance be your spark.

Decades of Experience

Reborn and Rebranded in 2023

Discover Counsel & Clarity: Uniting Legal Expertise and Leadership Recovery

Counsel & Clarity is a unique brand that seamlessly combines a law firm with a leadership recovery consulting practice. Our mission is to offer comprehensive risk mitigation, setback recovery coaching, and consulting services that guide businesses and executives from adversity to success. Whether through leadership resilience, legal support, or legal operations, our single-brand approach unites powerful support teams to ensure the best possible outcomes.

A New Approach: Company History

Executive Legal Professionals PLLC, founded by Noel Bagwell on January 1, 2013, was designed to be a different kind of legal practice, focusing on preventive law rather than just transactional work. For over a decade, Noel has helped businesses avoid legal issues and maintain profitable relationships with their lawyers.

By integrating various disciplines, including philosophy, theology, psychology, and leadership coaching, Noel provides holistic support to clients whose problems often run deeper than legal matters. In 2023, Noel launched a leadership consultancy, later consolidating the legal practice and consulting under one brand: Counsel & Clarity™.

Vision, Mission, and Values

Counsel & Clarity envisions a future where businesses and executives rise above setbacks, adversity, and challenges, regaining their leadership capabilities while addressing legal risks profitably. We promote and exemplify strength, integrity, competence, confidence, and trust. Our clients share our mission, striving to embody these values in every aspect of their lives.

Team Overview

Currently, the core team consists of Noel Bagwell and several key independent contractors, with the business poised for growth, investment, and scalability. Opportunities are abundant for leadership roles as Counsel & Clarity expands.

From Adversity to Wisdom

Our story is one of personal and professional setbacks, financial struggles, and lost relationships. Yet, we emerged stronger and more focused.

Our clear purpose is to support executives and businesses through life's challenges. We offer not just knowledge, but wisdom and insights that transform perspectives and strategies based on reliable advice. Our extensive experience and resource reservoir give us a unique advantage in supporting clients through their journeys.

Embark on your path to recovery and resilience with Counsel & Clarity. Reach out today for a free consultation tailored to your legal support, legal operations, or leadership development needs.

Praise for Our Noel's Work

This is what people have said about working with us.

Ian Hendry

Noel gave a very prompt response to my inquiry. Very professional and approachable. He took the time to understand my business and the areas where I needed extra support to keep my company thriving. I recommend Noel for anyone searching for the right answer.

Karsten Ferguson

... I fully recommend doing business with Noel ... he is very straightforward and loves what he does while seeing others succeed. I'm happy that he has helped me ... and continues to provide me with knowledge and guidance. It is more than my honor to write this ...

Ryan Deeds

Noel is the consummate professional. He is a very detailed oriented attorney that truly cares about his clients best interests. He has been able to help advise me on many different aspects of business and personal legal affairs. He is very personable and his passion ...

Tom Herman

... In addition to being a strategic, creative problem solver, I have come to know [Noel] as a wonderful, caring person. It's actually a pleasure working with him (I've never said that about an attorney before). I truly feel more confident as a business owner with Noel on my team.

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