The principal of the firm and a graduate of Loyola University Chicago (1997) and the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law (2005). During law school, Mr. Hays served as a judicial intern for Judge Allan S. Goldberg, who presides over commercial matters in the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Mr. Hays concentrates his practice in the areas of probate, estate and trust litigation, small business law and commercial litigation, and is a member of the Trust and Estates divisions of both the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.
Mr. Hays is a member of the Illinois bar and is also admitted to practice in the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of the United States District Court. Mr. Hays’s admission to the federal bar includes membership in the Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar. Mr. Hays was named as an Illinois Rising Star by Super Lawyers in Chicago Magazine in the field of Estate Planning and Probate for 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. Nominations came from other Illinois attorneys and only 2.5% of the attorneys in Illinois receive this award annually.