Jonathan P. Hayes

Recognized for Exceptional Client Service

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Meet Jonathan Hayes

Jonathan Hayes is a nationally recognized trial attorney and partner at Goldstein & Hayes, P.C., a personal injury trial firm focused on helping individuals and families who have suffered catastrophic injuries or wrongful death in cases involving tractor-trailer and motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, swimming pool accidents and injuries from defective products.

An Atlanta native, Jonathan is a 1990 graduate of Woodward Academy in College Park. Jonathan received his Bachelor of Science from the College of Charleston, in South Carolina in 1994.

Jonathan graduated law school from Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law. During law school, Jonathan clerked for the Honorable Rowland W. Barnes, Superior Court Judge, Fulton County, Georgia.

Awarded for Legal Excellence

Jonathan was selected as one of the American Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Georgia Trial Lawyers, one of the National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Georgia Trial Lawyers, one of Georgia’s Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 and he was selected to serve on the National Advisory Board for the Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America and the 2013 Executive Committee for the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Lawyers Under 40. Jonathan holds the highest possible peer review rating possible from Martindale-Hubbell® for outstanding ethics and legal skill: the rating of AV Preeminent®.

Each year since 2007, Jonathan has been recognized by Georgia Super Lawyers®, a rating service limited to 5% of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Jonathan is an active member of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance, an organization dedicated to saving lives through drowning prevention and water safety efforts.

Jonathan and his wife live in Atlanta, Georgia and are members of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.

Areas of Practice:

Bar Admissions:

  • Georgia, 2000
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals

Education:

  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia, 2000
    • J.D.
  • College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, 1994
    • B.S.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • State Bar of Georgia
    • General Practice and Trial Section
    • Tort and Insurance Section
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
    • General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
    • Litigation Section
    • Tort and Trial Insurance Practice Section
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
    • Insurance Law Section
    • Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
    • Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway & Premises Liability Section
    • Products Liability Section
    • Professional Negligence Section
    • Spinal Cord Injury Litigation Group
  • Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
    • National Advisory Board
      2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Atlanta Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA)
  • Interstate Trucking Litigation Group of AAJ
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • National Drowning Prevention Alliance
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association (STLA)
  • Ten Leaders
    • Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Law Atlanta: Age 45 & under
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
    • Top 100 Georgia Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
    • Top 100 Georgia Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
    • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
    • 2013 Executive Committee: Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
    • 2014 Executive Committee: Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
    • 2017 Executive Committee
  • Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
    • National Advisory Board
      2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Professional Honors

  • 2017 Best Attorneys of America, Lifetime Charter Member of an invitation-only organization limited to less than 1% of the lawyers in America
  • 2017 Best Lawyers, Georgia, Peer reviewed recognition published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and U.S. News and World Report
  • 2017 The American Society of Legal Advocates, an invitation-only organization of elite lawyers, limited to less than 2% of all licensed lawyers nationwide and the top 100 lawyers in Georgia demonstrating excellence in their field and a sustained commitment to the legal profession.
  • 2017 Georgia Super Lawyers, top 5% of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement
  • 2017 Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers, Legal Leaders, Top Rated Lawyers in Georgia offered exclusively to AV Preeminent attorneys
  • 2017 Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent, highest level of peer reviewed rating for ethical standards and legal abilities
  • 2017 The National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Georgia Trial Lawyers
  • 2016: Best Attorneys of America, Lifetime Charter Member of an invitation-only organization limited to less than 1% of the lawyers in America
  • 2016: The American Society of Legal Advocates, an invitation-only organization of elite lawyers, limited to less than 2% of all licensed lawyers nationwide and the top 100 lawyers in Georgia demonstrating excellence in their field and a sustained commitment to the legal profession.
  • 2016: Georgia Super Lawyers, top 5% of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement
  • 2016: Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers, Legal Leaders, Top Rated Lawyers in Georgia offered exclusively to AV Preeminent attorneys
  • 2016: Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent, highest level of peer reviewed rating for ethical standards and legal abilities
  • 2016: The National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Georgia Trial Lawyers
  • 2016: National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in Georgia
  • 2015: Best Attorneys of America, Lifetime Charter Member of an invitation-only organization limited to less than 1% of the lawyers in America
  • 2015: The American Society of Legal Advocates, an invitation-only organization of elite lawyers, limited to less than 2% of all licensed lawyers nationwide and the top 100 lawyers in Georgia demonstrating excellence in their field and a sustained commitment to the legal profession.
  • 2015: Georgia Super Lawyers, top 5% of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement
  • 2015: Georgia’s Top Rated Lawyers, Legal Leaders, Top Rated Lawyers in Georgia offered exclusively to AV Preeminent attorneys
  • 2015: Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent, highest level of peer reviewed rating for ethical standards and legal abilities
  • 2015: The National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Georgia Trial Lawyers
  • 2015: National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in Georgia
  • 2014: The American Society of Legal Advocates, an invitation-only organization of elite lawyers, limited to less than 2% of all licensed lawyers nationwide and the top 100 lawyers in Georgia demonstrating excellence in their field and a sustained commitment to the legal profession.
  • 2014: Georgia Super Lawyers, top 5% of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement
  • 2014: The National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Georgia Trial Lawyers
  • 2014: Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent, highest level of peer reviewed rating for ethical standards and legal abilities
  • 2013: The American Society of Legal Advocates, an invitation-only organization of elite lawyers, limited to less than 2% of all licensed lawyers nationwide and the top 100 lawyers in Georgia demonstrating excellence in their field and a sustained commitment to the legal profession.
  • 2013: Georgia Super Lawyers, top 5% of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement
  • 2013: The National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Georgia Trial Lawyers
  • 2013: The National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 40 Georgia Lawyers under 40
  • 2012: Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, limited to the top 2.5% of Georgia lawyers either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement
  • 2012: The National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Georgia Trial Lawyers
  • 2012: The National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 40 Georgia Lawyers under 40
  • 2011: Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, limited to the top 2.5% of Georgia lawyers either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement
  • 2011: The National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Georgia Trial Lawyers
  • 2011: The National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 40 Georgia Lawyers under 40
  • 2011: Ten Leaders, America’s Experienced, Accomplished Professionals, Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Law- Atlanta
  • 2010: The American Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Georgia Trial Lawyers
  • 2010: Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, limited to the top 2.5% of Georgia lawyers either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement
  • 2010: Ten Leaders, America’s Experienced, Accomplished Professionals, Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Law- Atlanta
  • 2009: The American Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Georgia Trial Lawyers
  • 2009: Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, limited to the top 2.5% of Georgia lawyers either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement
  • 2009: Ten Leaders, America’s Experienced, Accomplished Professionals, Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Law- Atlanta
  • 2008: The American Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Georgia Trial Lawyers
  • 2008: Ten Leaders, America’s Experienced, Accomplished Professionals, Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Law- Atlanta
  • 2007: Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, limited to the top 2.5% of Georgia lawyers either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten years or less who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement