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Shepherd and Hayes Law Firm, PLLC

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Justin Paul Hayes, Esq.

Justin Paul Hayes, Esq.
5 Star Reviews

"Justin Hayes was truly impressive with his knowledge and how he conducted himself in the courtroom. We appreciate the compassion he showed our family during this difficult time. He worked hard to resolve an injust accusation."- Marian D.


"Outstanding - Justin has represented me on a few different occasions and hands down the guy is awesome. Justin was the only attorney that I have had that actually did work, he did not just brush me off or file me away he stayed on top of my case from beginning to end. He is someone I would suggest to contact no matter what your legal needs are he can and will do his best to resolve issues in your best interest. Justin is trusted and thorough."- Katheryn B.

What Makes Attorney Justin Paul Hayes Uniquely Qualified To Represent You?

After dedicating nearly twenty years to practice as a criminal defense attorney, Justin Hayes brings a wealth of practical trial knowledge and experience to Shepherd & Hayes. Mr. Hayes began his career as a staff attorney with the New Hampshire Public Defender. During his nine years working there as a public defender, Mr. Hayes fought for and defended the rights of his clients. In 2011, Mr. Hayes entered private practice, where he remained focused on criminal defense while also engaged in the complex civil litigation of intellectual property law.

As a partner for both Hayes, Bostock & Cronin and then Hayes, Messina, Gilman & Hayes, Mr. Hayes continued to advocate for and diligently represent his clients. He was an instrumental member of the trial team that successfully defended Vlingo, a small startup in the voice recognition field, against a patent infringement suit brought by Nuance Communications, Inc., during the summer of 2010. He was an architect of the winning trial strategy, all while managing witnesses, crafting direct examinations, planning cross-examinations, and drafting motions.

As in the Vlingo case, Mr. Hayes was an instrumental member of the trial team in a patent infringement suit against Microsoft Corporation during the spring of 2012. Mr. Hayes was an architect of the trial strategy, responsible for crafting direct- and cross-examinations and writing opening and closing arguments.

Mr. Hayes’s extensive litigation experience has directly benefitted his clients. He has appeared before numerous courts throughout New Hampshire, advocating for and defending individuals in all manners of cases, including first degree murder, major felonies, misdemeanors, and other proceedings.

Mr. Hayes is the named inventor on U.S. Patent No. 5,616,333, a shark repellant patch that can be affixed to a surfboard to protect surfers. In addition, Mr. Hayes is the creator of U.S. Trademark No. 4,132,177, Play All Day.

Education

  • B.S. in History – Connecticut College (1997)
  • J.D., cum laude – Suffolk University Law School (2002)

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • The United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire

Associations

  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Massachusetts and Boston Bar Association

"Justin Hayes was truly impressive with his knowledge and how he conducted himself in the courtroom. We appreciate the compassion he showed our family during this difficult time. He worked hard to resolve an injust accusation."- Marian D.


"Outstanding - Justin has represented me on a few different occasions and hands down the guy is awesome. Justin was the only attorney that I have had that actually did work, he did not just brush me off or file me away he stayed on top of my case from beginning to end. He is someone I would suggest to contact no matter what your legal needs are he can and will do his best to resolve issues in your best interest. Justin is trusted and thorough."- Katheryn B.

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