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William J. Hayes

Personal injury Attorney at Williamstown, NJ

5.0   7 reviews

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  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 45 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 45 years
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1979
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1979
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Innocent people are injured daily. Frequent PI claims are: Auto; Truck; Motorcycle; Snowmobile; Boat; Train; Plane; Workplace; Dog Attack; Defective Products; Slip and Fall; Nursing Home Neglect and Medical Malpractice . We accept victims from NJ & PA and we will find you the best Lawyer near you: AL, AK, AR, CA, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD. MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WA, WV & WI.

    45 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Car accident
    Auto accidents are a leading cause of injuries & death in the U.S. If injured in an accident involving a car, truck, bus or taxi, you need an experienced accident lawyer who has your best interest in mind. We accept car crash victims from NJ & PA and we will see to it that you find qualified Attorney in: AL, AK, AR, CA, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD. MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WA, WV & WI.

    45 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Medical malpractice
    Top notch Medical Malpractice Lawyers know that the errors and medical negligence by doctors, hospitals, chiropractors or other health care providers can cause devastating injuries, permanent disability & death. I have the knowledge & experience to help you find the best Malpractice Attorney near you in: AL, AK, AR, CA, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD. MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WA, WV & WI.

    45 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Workers compensation
    On the job injuries are common. Construction accidents are always dangerous for their employees. Chemicals & falling objects also cause injuries. When injured, you need a workers compensation attorney now. We accept workmans compensation cases in NJ & PA & will help you find a Workers Comp lawyer near you in: AL, AK, AR, CA, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD. MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, VA, WA, WI at

    45 years, 1,000 cases

I  am owner of The Hayes Firm, and Founder of   a specialized personal injury attorney network designed to find the best lawyer for each individual client. Every injury is unique, and it's important to have someone with many years of experience and an extensive network to help you find the attorney who is right for you. I will  guide you through the legal maze and get you the help you need. Visit today and receive a free legal consultation!

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Hayes Law Firm
31 East Black Horse Pike
Williamstown, NJ, 08094
31 Blackhorse Pike
Collings Lakes, NJ, 08094
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Posted by Jodi | November 29, 2010
Needed a Lawyer!!!
I needed a good lawyer quickly and I contacted them. They gave me a lawyer to help me in Florida. I am very grateful for them and would recommend them to anyone needing a lawyer..."
Posted by connie | November 23, 2010
Great Attorney
I was in a car accident on Mary 16, 2006. I was not having any luck with the other parties insurance company. I got on the internet searching for injury attorneys to give me some advice on what to do. I had never had a car accident before, so I really did not know what to do. As I was searching, I ran across Bill Hayes. I read about him and emailed him about what had happened. Bill emailed and phoned me right away and referred me to Craig, Kelly and Faultless. I phoned them right away and explained to them what was going on. They set up a free consultation with me in just a few days. They took my case. I was very satisfied with these attorneys and, thanks to Bill Hayes, I came out pretty good with my case. I would highly recommend him for advice and greatly appreciate his advice about my attorneys. Thank you, Bill Hayes..."
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Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2010
Great Municipal Court Attorney
I contacted Bill Hayes to represent me regarding a traffic ticket which I got for making a left turn where a left turn was not allowed. I was very impressed in the initial consultation with the knowledge and experience of this attorney. My attorney went with me to Municipal Court and had my ticket downgraded to a charge which would not put points on my license. I was very happy with the result and recommend Bill Hayes highly.
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2010
Diligent and Skillful
I was charged with possession of marijuana a few years ago. I contacted The Hayes Firm at the advice of a family member. My attorney obtained the police reports and reviewed them with me. He accompanied me in court and the charges were downgraded to a local ordinance. I was very impressed by the diligence and skill of this attorney. I would certainly recommend The Hayes Firm.
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Posted by Rob | November 18, 2010
Mr.Hayes came recommended through a good friend of mine. I would like to pass on the recommendation without getting into the specifics of my case. I found him to be professional, knowledgeable of the law, and an excellent communicator. He made it clear what was needed from me and what he would be doing to move the process along. Mr. Hayes explained he had experienced and tried cases like mine many times throughout his career. I put my trust into Mr. Hayes and received an outcome far better than I had expected. I totally feel confident recommending him.
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Posted by Harry | November 16, 2010
Non-Discriminating, Caring Attorney
Mr. Hayes' Law Firm always made themselves available for any questions or concerns I had regarding my case. They offered a positive and efficient environment to go over my case with me. They helped me with all my billing needs as a result of my accident. They made sure I received the best settlement possible.
Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2010
Knowledgeable and Caring
A few years back, I was a victim in an automobile accident. I stopped at a stop sign coming out of a parking lot. An accident occurred in the street in front of me and one of the cars careened into my car. My young son was also in the car. We both sustained injuries to our neck and back. We were treated and released at the local hospital with the instructions to follow up with a doctor. I had never been injured in an automobile accident before and didn’t quite know what to do next. Fortunately, my cousin gave me the name of an attorney who had assisted him in an accident which occurred about a year before. He recommended I call William Hayes. He assured me that Mr. Hayes was an excellent attorney who was experienced in auto accident cases and would be able to assist me. I called Mr. Hayes and was most happy that I did. As my cousin had told me, Mr. Hayes answered all my questions. He was truly concerned about the injuries my son and I had sustained. I decided to contact the doctor that treated my cousin for his accident. Mr. Hayes and his staff worked along with the doctor’s office making sure my son and I got the testing and treatment we needed. Mr. Hayes and his office made sure that the insurance company was paying for our doctors’ bills and prescriptions. These caring and extremely knowledgeable people kept in touch with me and advised me each step of the way. They were never too busy to take time to speak to me on the phone or explain insurance documents. When treatment was complete, they began negotiations with the insurance company. Despite the fact that I was stopped at a stop sign, one of the insurance companies tried to say the accident was partially my fault. Mr. Hayes and his office fought for me and my son and arrived at a settlement which was fair and just. An attorney from the office accompanied me to court so that my son’s settlement could be placed in a special account earning interest until he reached his eighteenth birthday.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-33%
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • 1999 - Present
  • Founder
  • William J Hayes and Associates
  • 1979 - Present
  • Owner
  • The Hayes Law Firm
  • 1979 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • Camden County Winslow Twp.
  • 1981 - 1997
  • Public Defender
  • Gloucester County Monroe Twp.
  • 1980 - 1994
  • Planning Board Solicitor
  • Atlantic County BVT
  • 1980 - 1983
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  • Widener University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1978
  • Rowan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Sample of Legal Cases

  • SUMPTER, et al v. MISTER SOFTEE, INC., et al
  • Large Six-figure settlement with annuity providing monthly payments for decades
  • $5.5 million dollar verdict against General Motors


  • Luzerne County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • Connected
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • President's Club
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2005
  • Superior Ct. Arbitrator
  • Salem County
  • 1998
  • Superior Ct. Arbitrator
  • Gloucester County
  • 1996
  • Outstanding Service
  • Clarion University
  • 1989
  • United States Patent
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • 1989
  • Practitioner in Good Standing
  • United States District Court Eastern Pennsylvania
  • 1979
  • Practitioner in good standing
  • United States District Court New Jersey
  • 1979
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  • Ezine
  • Causes of Tractor Trailer Accidents
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • SEO Philadelphia
  • Lawyer Advertising
  • 2010
  • Let's Talk
  • Host and Moderator of Weekly Legal Topic Television Show
  • 1990
  • Ask the Legal Experts
  • Host of Weekly Legal Topic Television Show
  • 1980
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (3)
Endorse William
Unknown Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Bill on numerous matters over the last 10 years, and I know from first-hand experience that he is an outstanding attorney with a national practice. He puts his clients' interests first and works diligently to obtain the best possible results for each client. His national network of colleagues enables him to provide excellent representation for clients across the country, while his reputation and results have made him the lawyer of choice for many. In addition to his remarkable legal ability, he is a great person and a real pleasure to work with."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He provides excellent services to clients with serious cases needing immediate attention."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Other
"I have known Bill for over ten years through our work together in AAJ and the Southern Trial Lawyers Association. Bill is one of the very few members of STLA that do not hail from one of the original southern states! Bill is an honest, competent, organized, hard working lawyer who has compassion for his clients. I know personally that he takes time to be a good husband, father, friend and human being. Obviously, I heartily endorse Bill. Sincerely, Gary Green"
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I heartily endorse this lawyer. Bill is very professional and quite knowledgeable about the law. He is reliable and a good person to work with on a case. He is a strong advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill has tremendous knowledge of the law and always has his eye on what is best for his clients"
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.Excellent lawyer with immense knowledge in personal injury and disability matters. Very ethical and a hard worker."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill is an amazing person when it comes to attracting business and making sure their problems get the attention deserved. He is pleasant to work with and cares about his clients. He is active in professional organizations and returns to his community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill Hayes is of tremendous assistance to injured individuals outside his state who contact him for help. If the person is looking for his help, but is located outside his state, he responds immediately to their questions and makes the referral to attorneys in other states who can assist the injured person. Our office has been able to help many injured people here in the State of Wisconsin because of his analysis and intervention."
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Williamstown Personal injury Lawyer William J. Hayes
William J. Hayes
Personal injury Attorney
Williamstown, NJ
Licensed for 45 years
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