INTERVIEWING ATTORNEYS FOR YOUR APPEAL (PART II): EVALUATING EXPERTISE

by Mark Hayes | June 28, 2019 |

This post is the second installment in a series about selecting an appellate attorney. You can read the first post here: https://www.appealnc.com/interviewing-attorneys-for-your-appeal-part-i-how-to-ask-about-cost-and-get-a-real-answer/ The first post in this series discussed how to obtain a meaningful cost estimate for your case. Of … Continue reading


Legal Blog Picks Up Story on UDTP Appeal Win

by Mark Hayes | December 5, 2018 |

Stephen Feldman over at Ellis and Winters recently wrote an article about this firm’s recent Court of Appeals win in Hamlet v. Hernandez, stating the following: “Hamlet represents a meaningful data point in drawing the learned-profession exemption’s boundaries. Although that … Continue reading


Back In The News: Winning Appeal In Physician-Hospital Dispute

by Mark Hayes | November 10, 2018 |

Just a week ago, WRAL news ran a story on this firm’s winning appeal in STATE V. YATES: [ Read More HERE and HERE ], This week, the Law Office of Mark L. Hayes is back in the news for … Continue reading


WRAL Story On Client Misrepresents Appeal Win As Pure Technicality

by Mark Hayes | October 24, 2018 |

For those of you watching the news last night, you may have seen this story about this firm’s recent win in a criminal appeal: WRAL Story The reporter interviewed me for the story, which largely focused on the consequences of … Continue reading


Interviewing Attorneys For Your Appeal (Part I): How To Ask About Cost And Get A Real Answer.

by Mark Hayes | August 23, 2018 |

Potential clients often fail to ask the sorts of questions which would allow them to make a truly informed decision about an appellate attorney. I should know; I have fielded countless calls over the years from prospective clients. Let’s talk … Continue reading


Representing Small Businesses (and Their Owners)

by Mark Hayes | November 14, 2017 |

Small business owners have a lot on their plate. Growing a small business is not a simple task, and protecting a business legally isn’t either. It’s extremely important that owners work with an attorney who understands the complexities that arise … Continue reading


Successful Appeal Replaces 15+ Year Prison Sentence With Time-Served

by Mark Hayes | August 31, 2017 |

When attorneys are asked legal questions, most often the answer is “it depends.” This response might seem like lawyerly waffling, but it’s true. Cases can come down to very specific facts and involve novel situations, and it’s usually unclear how … Continue reading


Oral Arguments

by Mark Hayes | June 19, 2017 |

Have you ever wondered what “Oral Arguments” are? Scroll down to the bottom of this post for an audio excerpt! In an appeal, both parties submit a series of written briefs to the appellate court, in which they argue the … Continue reading


Intern Announced by the Law Office of Mark Hayes

by Mark Hayes | May 31, 2017 |

The Office of Mark L. Hayes is proud to announce the hiring of its second intern for the summer of 2017—University of North Carolina School of Law student Chelsea Masters. Chelsea is a rising third year student, former staff member … Continue reading


Correcting Mistakes Made at Trial

by Mark Hayes | April 26, 2016 |

An experienced appellate attorney must be able to make lemonade out of lemons. On appeal, a client’s arguments may be limited by the mistakes of his trial attorney, or by the mistakes he made in representing himself. For example, a … Continue reading