Derek M. Hays

Derek M. Hays

Bio

Derek Hays, founder of the Law Office of Derek M. Hays, is among Georgia’s most elite trial lawyers.  He is constantly recognized for his work on behalf of victims of car wrecks, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, and other personal injury claims. With compassion and knowledge, Mr. Hays makes it a point to speak with every client in order to answer all their questions and keep them informed throughout the process.  This personal approach tends to be rather uncommon in the legal community.  However, Mr. Hays feels that it is necessary to hear his client’s expectations and provide the appropriate legal advice.  The goal is for clients to receive and understand a full analysis of their case from the beginning.  His dedication to his clients and his legal specialty is evident in his never ending reading and studying of new case law, as well as changes in Georgia statutes.  He has even lobbied at the State Capitol with the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association on behalf of injured victims in our state.  Very simply, Mr. Hays believes communication is the key to a successful attorney/client relationship and this continues to set him apart from other firms.  With an extremely skilled and knowledgeable support staff, Mr. Hays and his team treat each client and their case with the care and attention they deserve.  He would be honored to put this experience and professional approach to work for you!

Mr. Hays has successfully obtained approximately $125,000,000 in combined verdicts and settlements in his almost 25 years practicing law.  Nationally, he is one of America’s Top 100 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, earned by the most skilled and ethical attorneys.  He has been voted as one of Gwinnett Magazine’s “Best of Gwinnett” every year since 2015 in two categories: “Best Personal Injury Law Firm” & “Best Full Service Law Firm”.  He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (limited to attorneys with verdicts or settlements in excess of $1,000,000) and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum (limited to attorneys with verdicts or settlements in excess of $2,000,000). 

Initial consultations are free.  Your decision to call involves no risk.  You will not owe attorney fees unless we obtain a judgement or verdict in your case.  Call now! 

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Medical Malpractice