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Taylor Hayes

Business Attorney

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Albert Taylor Hayes

  • State Years
    South Dakota - SD 6 years
    North Carolina - NC 11 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State SD
    Acquired 2017
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2012
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Taylor

Learn Taylor’s areas of practice.

In today's complex business environment, you need an attorney who is both pragmatic and visionary. Pragmatism saves you time and money. Vision gives you a greater sense of what’s possible for your business. In his representation of clients, Taylor strikes the right balance between pragmatism and vision. Offering clients an earnest demeanor and no-nonsense attitude, he takes it upon himself to understand not only your business goals but your industry as well. If it's important to you, it's important to Taylor.

Taylor’s diverse legal background provides a broad perspective and the ability to identify problems before they materialize. Taylor worked in immigration, foreclosure, and criminal defense among other areas. Taylor likes to practice “preventive lawyering” which means proactively avoiding problems rather than reacting to problems after they occur.

Originally from North Carolina, Taylor and his family came to South Dakota because of the state's emphasis on family. Taylor believes in public service and is a former Infantry Officer in the North Carolina Army National Guard, a former Deputy Public Defender for Minnehaha County, and is currently an officer in the South Dakota Air National Guard. He and his family are parishioners at St. Joseph's Cathedral in Sioux Falls.

Taylor earned his undergraduate degree in Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and law degree from the Campbell University School of Law. He is a member of the North Carolina and South Dakota Bars.

Taylor's hobbies include reading, writing, researching commercial and technological developments, and debate. When he’s not working, he and his family enjoy exploring America’s Heartland.

Taylor is also bilingual (Spanish) and uses his fluency to represent clients throughout the region.



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Posted by Courtney | September 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Hayes was patient with me, answered all my questions. He was excellent, knowledgeable, thorough and gave me details about each scenario in my case. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer or negotiator. I would recommend him to anyone and I will hire him if I ever need a lawyer, again.
Posted by Stephen | September 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Hayes was very respectful with and answered the numerous questions and changes I had with my desperation. Always patient and willing to help.


  • Hourly Rates $ 200-225 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Officer
  • South Dakota Air National Guard
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC
  • 2018 - 2020
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Minnehaha County Public Defenders Office
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Associate
  • The Castle Law Firm
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Shapiro & Ingle LLP
  • 2012 - 2013
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  • Campbell University School of Law
  • LAW
  • 2012


  • Onslow County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • North Carolina Army National Guard
  • Officer
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of North Carolina
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • Book Award - Real Property I
  • Campbell University School of Law
  • 2009


  • Junior Editor
  • Webster's Real Estate in North Carolina
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Coastal Carolina Community College Paralegal Associate Degree
  • The Paralegal's Role in Enhancing Small Firm Practice
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (10)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am very impressed with Taylor's experience and knowledge. He offers his clients a thorough explanation and sound legal advice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hayes demonstrates a professional approach to each client matter. Mr. Hayes is a well educated, speaks multiple languages and is a fast and accurate study."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tremendous attorney and person. I endorse Mr. Hayes in all areas of criminal defense and family law."
Child custody Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"One of the best young attorneys in town. He has a superb grasp of the law, has care and dedication for his clients and is a true fighter in the courtroom."
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Business Lawyer Taylor Hayes
Taylor Hayes
Business Attorney
Licensed for 11 years