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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1998||08/05/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Georgia Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Georgia Rising Stars||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Georgia Risiing Stars||Super Lawyers||2009|
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|DeKalb Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section||N/A||N/A|
|Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section||N/A||N/A|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|DeKalb Bar Association, Family Law Section||N/A||N/A|
|State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section||N/A||N/A|
|University of Georgia||Law||law||1998|
Posted by DS
I was referred to Justin by a close friend who knew some of the unique challenges in my divorce. From the moment I spoke with Justin for the initial consultation, I knew had trusted counsel in my corner. Justin understood the challenges I was facing as my long term marriage with young children was coming to an end and facing an uncertain time. Despite all the personal struggles facing my ex-wife and me, Justin navigated those issues with ease and never let me give away, or ask for too much- always getting to a fair compromise. Throughout the ups and downs of the process, I knew I was getting the best advice to help me confidently make some of the most difficult decisions I've ever made.
Posted by Dianna
I highly recommend Justin Hayes. He represented me in a long and difficult divorce where my ex sued for full custody of our two small children. Justin was not only knowledgeable of the law, but steadfast in his advocacy for me and my children. Every step of the way, he listened to my concerns, advised me wisely, and took time to explain things to me. Whenever I felt panicky or impatient, he counseled calm and patience. He answered my questions quickly and completely. He made himself available, and I never had to wonder what was going on with my case. When we went before the judge, I felt completely prepared - there were no surprises. And Justin seemed to know instinctively just when to bring out the facts that turned the case completely in my favor. I walked out of that courtroom with everything that I had asked for.
Posted by David
“Justin Hayes became my divorce lawyer on short notice. I had been in a collaborative divorce process for some six months when the process collapsed. When this happened I was due to leave the country in less than one week to be gone for 6 months with my employment. I had to find a lawyer fast. Mr. Hayes was recommended by my collaborative lawyer. I was able to arrange a meeting with him on short notice, and at the end of the meeting, which was conducted in a very thorough and professional manner, Mr. Hayes took my case. What followed was a 3 and ½ year saga, most of it occurring while I was out of the country, some 10,000 miles away.
Much of the work in preparing for the case had to be conducted long distance (mostly by email) but Mr. Hayes guided me through the steps expertly. When I returned to the U.S. for brief periods, Mr. Hayes made time for me and helped me plan out the next steps. His advice and counsel were always on target. When the court date was set, it conflicted with my employment overseas. Mr. Hayes negotiated a new court date, allowing me to meet my commitment. Key to avoiding a trial was a mediation session encouraged by Mr. Hayes, and presided over by a person highly recommended by him. The session, during which I followed guidance provided by Mr. Hayes, led to an agreement that avoided having to go to trial and resolved my case in its entirety. The court session itself was uneventful and I walked out of Court with a feeling of great relief. Throughout the entire process Mr Hayes was very professional and effective. He clearly commanded the respect of his colleagues and the Court. Important to me, he never once suggested any legal activities that were unnecessary. He could have but did not. With my long-distance participation in the process, I was vulnerable. It is easy for me to unreservedly recommend Mr. Hayes as a divorce lawyer. His clients can be assured that they are receiving legal advice, guidance and support that is as good as any in the State of Georgia.”
Jennifer Giles, Family Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Justin and I have had multiple cases together as opposing counsel. He is always very reasonable to work with. Even though family law cases can be contentious at times, Justin always maintains a high level of professionalism throughout a case.