“Although I’m a litigator, I work hard finding alternative solutions to keep my clients out of litigation when possible. I pride myself on being responsive and available to my clients and colleagues.”
Hayes Edwards is an Associate in the firm’s Litigation and Employment Law practice groups. He helps companies and individuals navigate their legal obstacles and maximize their opportunities. The subject matter of his work ranges from disputes over business and employment relationships to real estate, construction, and probate cases. His clients include real estate developers, consulting firms, contractors, and businesses in the transportation and hospitality industries, among others. Having represented both plaintiffs and defendants in state & federal cases, administrative hearings, arbitrations, and mediation, Hayes is able to understand disputes from multiple perspectives and adapt his style to fit the situation.
Hayes enjoys engaging with the facts of every case and learning his clients’ priorities, so they can work collaboratively toward a position of comfort and certainty. Although litigation has its value, he approaches every issue by considering the available resources to craft a successful strategy. Competitive but collegial, he always strives to make himself available to clients and finds great satisfaction in knowing their needs are met.
A native of Montgomery County, Hayes practiced at a boutique law firm in Potomac, Maryland prior to joining Paley Rothman. Hayes graduated magna cum laude from the George Mason University School of Law and earned his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University. He is active in the Montgomery County Bar Association and provides pro bono counseling through the Maryland Women’s Business Center.
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
J.D., magna cum laude, George Mason University School of Law, 2012
B.S, Vanderbilt University, 2006
2019 Volunteer of the Year - Maryland Women's Business Center
Maryland Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" (2020)
Bar Association of Montgomery County
- Chair, Mentor and Mentee Committee
- Fellow, Leadership Development Academy (2016-2017)
Maryland Womens' Business Center
- Pro Bono Counselor