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Marcus Edward Hayes

Car accident Attorney at GREENSBORO, NC

5.0   4 reviews
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  • Licensed for 35 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1988
    Active No misconduct found

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Hayes Law focuses on advocating for the injured and what is legally and rightfully theirs. There are many categories of injuries, but the principle remains the same - you or your loved one has been hurt by someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

When you are injured in an accident, there is only one chance to get it right. With over 28 years in practice, Marcus E. Hayes, Sr., has the experience and performance record to guide clients through the difficult maze of insurance and legal negotiations.

As a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Marcus has the track record you want. Membership in this organization is comprised of attorneys in the United States who have recovered million dollar verdicts or settlements for their clients. While not a guarantee of similar results, clearly Marcus has the right stuff to tackle the tough cases.

We believe our clients are not just a number and that accessibility builds TRUST resulting in a strong partnership between attorney and client. Direct access, communication and personal attention is our promise. We believe so strongly in this principle, we put it in writing!


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Marcus Hayes


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Posted by Buford | May 18, 2015
Excellent and Personable
The total staff at Hayes Law is extremely knowledgeable and professional. I had an accident where I was hit by a drunk driver and required surgery. I chose them to represent me because of their personable demeanor and caring manner.. I knew from my initial consultation that they would represent me to the fullest extent possible. They have been in contact with me the whole way through this arduous process. I would look no further than Hayes Law again if I had another accident. I am appreciative of their efforts to represent me and look after my best interests.
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Posted by Dianne | January 12, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
From Dianne Hayter (and Calvin)
On Saturday, 12/26/20, my dog Calvin (an 80-pound husky/collie/golden retriever mix) and I were assaulted by two pit bulls while walking in Hillsdale Park, Greensboro. The dogs injured me and two other humans who came to assist us. Calvin, in response to catastrophic injuries, did not survive. The owner of the dogs lived around the corner and was cited by Guilford County Animal Control who, upon surrender of the dogs, dropped charges against him. I endeavored to work with one attorney for about nine months, but it proved unsatisfactory. I then consulted with Marcus Hayes. He knew the law. As unfair or despicable as the law may be, as unfavorable as it may prove to injured parties, it is the law. It is designed to govern humanity and our various venues so that (hopefully) we won’t kill one another or destroy one another’s property without paying the consequences. In my case, although I had been injured physically and psychologically and my beloved Calvin was dead, the law and an unspooling of the legal process was not likely to produce favorable results. To sue someone (the dog owner) successfully, that someone must have claimable assets. His assets were dubious, at best. I could spend lots of money and put myself through what could be a harrowing process only to come up empty-handed. Mr. Hayes presented my options professionally, succinctly, and without prejudice, remaining respectful to me as a person and to my experience, all the while holding firm as to what might (or might not) be accomplished should I sue the dog owner. Secondly, and very importantly, Mr. Hayes understood that the law – for better or worse – is only part of a legal undertaking. People, after all, are at the crux of their legal dilemmas – their feelings and experiences before and after their incidences – and who/what they become in the aftermath. A good attorney – a humane, humanitarian attorney, which is the only kind to employ – has come to some sort of arrangement within him or herself as to the age-old question of why bad things happen to good people (and great dogs). Mr. Hayes, in tandem with having done his legal homework, has done his soul-searching homework. The answer to the question, of course, is that there is no answer. That Mr. Hayes knows this and operates from a posture of it allows him to be attentive yet objective to the emotional aspects of a case and the traumatic sorrow and disappointment of his client. I dropped my legal pursuit. However, without reservation, I recommend Marcus Hayes. I hope I will not need his services again, but if I do, I am confident in his accomplished representation.
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Posted by Shante' | October 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you're looking for a lawyer that's really on your side and is not going to waste your time/money Marcus is your guy. Not once did I feel like I was left in the dark, he's a great guy!
Response from Marcus Hayes October 23, 2017
Thank you Shante' for the review. It was a pleasure working with you and we were honored by the trust you placed in us. In the future, we are here for you if and when you need us. Best future wishes to you. Marcus Hayes
Posted by Hayley | March 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Hayes Law Firm wrote up wills and health care POAs for me and my husband at our request. After Marcus went over the documents, we realized we didn't fully understand the importance of the legal wording and wanted to a make some changes. He completely understood and rewrote our our wills to ensure our wishes and desires were being met. Their entire staff treated us like family. We highly recommend Hayes Laws Firm!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Hayes Law PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner/Shareholder
  • Crumley Roberts
  • 2003 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Crumley & Associates
  • 1996 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Frazier, Frazier and Mahler, Attorneys at Law
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Public Defender's Office, 18th Judicial District
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Associate
  • Aldridge, Seawell & Khoury
  • 1988 - 1992
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  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984
  • University of South Carolina, Columbia
  • 1982


  • Out of the Garden Project
  • Fundraiser
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • 18th Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Guilford American Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 2009 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Greensboro Bar Association
  • Sustaining Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • GTCC Early College
  • Safety Talk - Distracted Driving
  • 2015
  • High Point Bar Association Annual CLE Program
  • Case Selection - Take the Case or Not
  • 2012
  • Damages: Dealing with the New Limiting Damages 2012
  • HB542 - Billed vs. Paid - Presenting Evidence of Medical Bills
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (4)
Endorse Marcus
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marcus is a fine lawyer with an excellent reputation among judges and lawyers. He genuinely cares about his clients and works hard to achieve excellent results for them."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Marcus was my supervising attorney when I first began practicing law. He is an experienced attorney who truly cares about his clients and their cases."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Marcus is an exceptional trial lawyer. He is well versed in all areas of personal injury law and has been very successful in his trials. Marcus is also has a great personality and really knows how to speak to clients on a personal level."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Other
"No matter what kind of legal issues you face throughout your life, it is important to have an experienced and trustworthy lawyer on your side. This attorney is one."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marcus is an outstanding attorney with a wealth of experience and knowledge. He fights hard for his clients and represents them well."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marcus Hayes is a fine personal injury attorney who is knowledgeable in his field and a skilled advocate for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marcus is not only a seasoned attorney, he cares about clients. His compassion is one of his finest qualities."
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