Thomas Hayes, Partner
Tom Hayes has wide experience in a variety of areas of the law. In addition to representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation, Tom routinely represents clients in residential and commercial real estate transactions, advises small business owners, engages in estate planning, probate, land use, and development, offering creative, practical solutions to life's legal challenges. He is widely respected by the litigation bar and serves frequently as a mediator in disputed cases.
Tom has lectured on probate administration, real estate and civil litigation. He has represented clients in the state courts of Vermont and New Hampshire, the United States District Court, and at the Vermont Supreme Court.
He is admitted to practice in Vermont, New Hampshire, Texas, and the District of Columbia.
U.S. Naval Academy, Bachelor of Science, 1968
U.S. Naval War College, 1983
Salve Regina, Masters of Arts, 1983
South Texas College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1982, Order of Lytae
District of Columbia, 1986
Vermont Supreme Court, 1989
U.S. District Court, District of Vermont, 1989
New Hampshire Supreme Court, 2006
Windsor and Rutland County Bar Associations
Vermont, New Hampshire, Texas, District of Columbia and American Bar Associations
Defense Research Institute
American Inns of Court, Sterry Waterman Chapter
Vermont Claims Association
FAA Commercial Pilot
Commander, U.S. Navy, 1968-1989
Public and community service
Former Trustee: Windsor County Court Diversion, Windsor County Partners, Pentangle Council on the Arts, Woodstock Visiting Nurse Association, Woodstock Historical Society.
Present Boards: Vermont Veterans Home; Lake Sunapee Bank (Advisory Board); Garrett Hotel Group; Casting for Recovery; Upper Valley Chapter, Trout Unlimited.