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Carl has been a trial lawyer with the Ziff Law Firm since 1971. In 2002, Carl was selected as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (FACTL), an honor accorded only to the top 1% of lawyers. He is the only plaintiff's lawyer in Chemung County to have been so recognized. Carl was designated as a "Super Lawyer" in the area of personal injury plaintiff attorneys. This honor was announced in the New York Super Lawyers 2007 Upstate Edition.


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
  2. Legal Malpractice: 20%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 20%
  4. Wrongful Death: 20%

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    Carl Hayden is the most repected trial lawyer in the area. He is a passionate advocate, an eloquent communicator and first rate lawyer. Mr. Hayden's ethics are beyond reproach.


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Ziff Law Firm

303 William Street
Elmira, NY, 14901


NYCurrently registered 197103/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyer Magazine2007
Fellow of American College of Trial LawyersAmerican College of Trial Lawyers2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
New York Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell University Law SchoolN/AN/A1970
Hamilton CollegeN/AN/A1963