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Hayes S. Ludlum

Criminal defense Attorney at Warsaw, NC

5.0   4 reviews
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  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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Hayes was born in Wilmington on February 6, 1980.  He is a 1998 graduate of James Kenan High School and 2002 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College where he majored in history and played baseball.  Hayes earned his J.D. in 2005 from Campbell University. Hayes married his wife, Emily, in 2004 and in 2010 their son, Miller, joined the family.  Miller became a big brother to Harper Jane in 2014.   Hayes enjoys competing in triathlons,  fishing, duck hunting and playing golf.  

In 2012 Hayes was named a "Rising Star" by Superlawyers Magazine.  Additionally, in November 2012 Hayes became Duplin County's only State Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense.  

Though Ludlum Law Firm is a general practice firm, 70 percent of Hayes' practice is dedicated to criminal defense. Hayes handles all types of felony, misdemeanor, and traffic cases in Duplin County and Sampson County. Hayes has served the Fourth Judicial District Bar as Vice President (2007-2008) and President (2008-2009). A small portion of Hayes' practice is devoted to general civil litigation and municipal law. Ludlum Law Firm represents four municipalities in Duplin County.

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Hayes S. Ludlum
Hayes S. Ludlum
600 College St.
Clinton, NC, 28328
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Posted by Robert | September 6, 2014
This is the lawyer to have
I would recommend Mr. Ludlum to anyone who needs a lawyer. He is very professional and is very easy to make contact with. My son, his girlfriend and myself have had to use him on several occasions and we have been very pleased with the outcome. We will use him again if needed.
Posted by Melissa | August 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Thanks to Attorney Hayes Ludlum who was very professional as well understanding of my case dynamics. I was very impressed with his Knowledge of Law. I'd highly recommend him to anyone as I was found not guilty.
Posted by Jackie | October 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Felt very comfortable and confident with Mr Ludlum. In the courtroom I didn’t even need to speak. He’s knowledgeable and dependable, I would recommend 100%.
Posted by Patrick | December 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic lawyer
Mr. Ludlum helped to get my case dismissed despite the officer lying about certain evidence. He believed my word over the officers (which is important) and was able to get evidence that showed I was telling the truth and the officer was lying about it. I feel other lawyers would have just taken the plea deal offered but mr. Ludlum believed and fought for my case which I couldn't be more greatful for. Before trial I would send him emails, even during non business hours and he would always get back to me in about an hour or two max. So all in all I believe Mr. Ludlum is one of the best lawyers in the county and did an amazing job fighting for my case despite the non truthful arguments of the officer.
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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Ludlum Law Firm
  • 2005 - 2016


  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
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Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am impressed with Mr. Ludlum's thoughtful advice and answers to legal questions on Avvo. He has an in-depth understanding of the law and an ability to communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively. I endorse this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hayes is a skilled and knowledgeable attorney who protects the interest of his clients. I have no hesitation referring clients to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Hayes is a good person and a great lawyer. Very sharp legal mind; good courtroom demeanor; not scared of anything or anybody. He's always courteous and polite to all the parties involved but is tough when it comes time to get down to business. I've referred a number of clients to him over the years and he's never disappointed with the efforts or results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Mr. Ludlum as a very talented criminal defense attorney. Having known him for many years, I can confidently say that he has the respect of his industry peers."
Criminal defense