Abbott S. Hayes, Jr.

Following his graduation from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1994, Abb Hayes returned to his hometown of Gainesville and clerked for then Superior Court Judge and now Federal Court Judge Richard W. Story in the Northeastern Circuit.  After his clerkship, Abb joined the firm in 1996.  Since that time, he has focused on local government law, civil litigation, and commercial law.  Abb serves as the attorney for the Cities of Gainesville and Maysville and has assisted other cities and counties in the North Georgia and Atlanta areas.  Abb represents individuals, companies, banks, and governmental entities, assisting them through the resolution of disputes in an efficient and effective manner.  He has had great success in many types of civil cases, including debt collection, banking, local government representation, estate disputes, real property litigation, and personal injury claims.  Abb develops relationships with his clients and works to help them through difficult situations.

Abb served as a member of the Board of the Directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County for almost twenty years.  He served as the President of the Board and chaired various committees and fundraising efforts.  Abb has also served as President of the Hall County Mentor Program.  He has served food to clients through Meals on Wheels since 2005.  Abb is a past member of the Board of Directors of United Way of Hall County.  Abb is active in the local bar pledge campaigns since returning to Gainesville after graduating from Law School.  Abb is active in the local Bar Association, where he served as President during 2012-2013, and he is also a member of the Chattahoochee Inn of Court, serving as President in 2010-2011.  Abb was named the Young Man of the Year in Gainesville/Hall County in 2003, and received the Kiwanis Youth Service Award in 2014.