The Law and Your Child’s School

by Mark Hayes | September 24, 2015 |

Education is among the most important elements of our culture. It is always a hot button item for political candidates to discuss – in the 2012 Presidential Election, education was a top tier election issue in swing states. Parents want … Continue reading

Understanding the Financial Concerns of Clients

by Mark Hayes | August 31, 2015 |

Mark Hayes, a Durham-based attorney whose practice focuses on appeals, is a firm believer that part of a lawyer’s ethical responsibility is to deliver affordable representation. Hayes understands that attorneys have a duty to help those most in need of … Continue reading

Winning and Losing: The Hard Truth About Appealing an Unfavorable Decision

by Mark Hayes | August 16, 2015 |

The judge just gave your ex-spouse the entire house. The court dismissed your claim for negligence. The jury announced a guilty verdict in your criminal case. You’re exhausted, frustrated, and looking for a solution. If you truly feel that your … Continue reading

Jurisdictional Issues and How They Impact Real World Clients

by Mark Hayes | July 26, 2015 |

Lawsuits are very complex proceedings that can often turn on procedural issues that most non-lawyers would miss. Experienced attorneys, such as Durham-based Mark Hayes, pride themselves on turning over every stone, taking note of each detail, and understanding the real … Continue reading

Putting Grady v North Carolina in Context

by Mark Hayes | June 30, 2015 |

In March, 2015, the Law Office of Mark Hayes and Prof. Luke Everett of UNC Law School successfully argued that requiring a criminal defendant to participate in a satellite-based monitoring system constitutes a search under the Fourth Amendment. Discussing the … Continue reading

Grady v North Carolina

by Mark Hayes | June 15, 2015 |

North Carolina attorney Mark Hayes, a Durham-based lawyer focusing on appeals, recently represented a client in a successful appeal before the United States Supreme Court. Hayes and co-counsel Luke Everett worked together on the petition to the U.S. Supreme Court, … Continue reading

Intern Announced by the Law Office of Mark Hayes

by Mark Hayes | June 8, 2015 |

The Durham-based Law Office of Mark L. Hayes is proud to announce the hiring of its first intern for the summer of 2015 – University of North Carolina School of Law student Kevin Cleys. The rising third year student, a … Continue reading

Local News Picks Up Story on Oral Arguments

by Mark Hayes | March 16, 2014 |

WBTV picked up the story about oral arguments being held at Wake Forest Law School.  This law office participated in those arguments for the case of State v. Monroe.  The case involved whether a defendant should have benefited from a … Continue reading

An Appeal To Dignity

by Mark Hayes | March 3, 2014 |

I met a young man recently who had tried to represent himself in a domestic dispute.  He prepared his case, collected evidence that he wanted to present, and by any measure should have defeated his opponent’s claim.  But of course … Continue reading

Wake Forest Law School Announces Court of Appeals Arguments

by Mark Hayes | February 25, 2014 |

Wake Forest Law School has released an article about the upcoming oral arguments to be held in its facilities.  This law office is representing the defendant in the first case to be argued. For the 22nd consecutive year, Wake Forest … Continue reading