Attorney Gary Martin Hays, our firm's founder, used to defend insurance companies in personal injury, product liability and wrongful death claims. Now he helps people like you â people who have been severely injured and need to recover for their losses. He didn't want to spend his career preventing personal injury victims from getting the financial compensation they are entitled by law to receive.
Having decided to commit his life to helping personal injury victims, in 1993, Gary Martin Hays founded the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates, P.C. Attorney Hays was able to use his knowledge of how insurance companies work to assist people filing claims. The firm includes several other attorneys who used to work for insurance companies but now focus exclusively in personal injury law practice areas.
Gary graduated from Emory University in 1986 with a B.A. degree in Political Science and a minor in Afro-American and African Studies. In 1989, he received his law degree from the Walter F. George School of Law of Mercer University, Macon, Georgia. His outstanding academic achievements landed him a position on Mercer's Law Review. He also served the school as Vice President of the Student Bar Association.
Two of our attorneys, Gary Martin Hays and Derek M. Hays, are members of the prestigious Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a society limited to those attorneys who have received a settlement or verdict of at least $2 Million Dollars. Another attorney on our staff, Kellie Henson, is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Gary has also been recognized in Atlanta Magazine as one of Georgia's top workers' compensation lawyers. He frequently lectures to other attorneys in Georgia on continuing education topics. He has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia since 2007 by the American Trial Lawyers Association, and recognized by Lawdragon as one of the leading Plaintiffs' Lawyers in America. His firm specializes in personal injury, wrongful death, workers' compensation, and pharmaceutical claims. Since 1993, his firm has helped over 30,500 victims and their families recover over $250 Million dollars.
Two things really set us apart from other law firms.
1. We are compassionate
We hire staff that care about people. When you visit our office, you will be treated with respect and courtesy, from the receptionist who greets you to our top personal injury attorneys who will fight for you. Our lawyers take an aggressive stand for our clients. We believe we are improving the quality of life for all citizens in Georgia. We advocate for consumers.
We have been blessed to work for great clients in our community and we strive to always give back.
Part of our firm's mission is to give back to the community. That's a lesson Gary Martin Hays' father, a Methodist minister, taught him from an early age. Please visit www.KeepGeorgiaSafe.org and www.IWillMakeaDifference.com to learn more about our philanthropic work or to help with our fundraising efforts.
2. We specialize
The days of hiring a general lawyer to handle all of your legal needs are over. Our firm specializes in personal injury, workers' compensation and social security disability cases; you have heard the old saying "jack of all trades, master of none." Since 1993, we have remained focused on the same types of cases for 30,500 clients. You can trust us with your case because we have been practicing law here in Georgia for over 20 years.
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