Understanding Damages

by Mark Hayes | November 30, 2015 |

Attorneys are responsible for understanding proper damages in a legal matter: the amount and type of damages to claim in a lawsuit or whether the amount of damages awarded by a court should be challenged as unreasonable, unjust, or inequitable. … Continue reading

Constitutional Protections from Police (Continued)

by Mark Hayes | November 6, 2015 |

The Fourth Amendment provides another important protection from police. This Amendment protects citizens against unreasonable searches and seizures. As the Supreme Court concluded, this protection extends to searches and seizures of property and searches and seizures of the person, in … Continue reading

Constitutional Protections from Police

by Mark Hayes | October 20, 2015 |

People commonly misunderstand their obligation to cooperate with police. Frequently, an individual believes that he or she must answer any questions asked by a police officer simply because he or she is interacting with a figure of authority. However, it … Continue reading

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