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Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

At Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC, all of our Atlanta injury attorneys have distinguished themselves through dedication and exceptional skill. Not only do our case results speak to the personalized service our advocates provide, but our considerable amount of awards also serve as a testament to the exceptional representation you can expect from our legal team. After more than 75 years of collective experience, our nationally recognized legal team has the proven compassion and ability to serve you.

Accolades of James A. Goldstein

For the past ten years straight, Attorney James Goldstein has been selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia by The National Trial Lawyers due to his proven legal talent and knowledge. He has also received the highest possible peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell® for outstanding ethics and skill: the rating of AV Preeminent®. Furthermore, because of verdicts and settlements he has secured for clients, Attorney Goldstein is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®.

Some of Attorney Goldstein's other honors include:

  • Named one of “Pre-Eminent Lawyers in the United States” by Fortune Magazine
  • Honored as Fellow-American Bar Foundation
  • Selected Georgia’s Best Lawyers (2015-2021) by the Wall Street Journal
  • Named Litigator of the Year in Personal Injury (2019) by the American Institute of Trial Lawyers
  • Named Lifetime Achievement Honoree by America’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • Selected “Top 10” in Georgia by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys (2019, 2020)

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Accolades of Jonathan P. Hayes

Attorney Jonathan Hayes' proven results have landed him in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. He received the highest possible peer rating from Martindale-Hubbell® for outstanding ethics and skill: the rating of AV Preeminent®. His high-level skill and sterling reputation have also led to an invitation to the Top 100 Georgia Trial Lawyers (2011-2020), as well as the Top 40 Under 40 (2011-2013), by The National Trial Lawyers Association. These accolades distinguish an attorney as a leading figure in the field, a creative advocate who has the professionalism and skill to achieve just results for individuals harmed by negligence. For every year between 2013 and 2020, Attorney Hayes has been invited to The American Society of Legal Advocates, an invitation given to the top 100 lawyers in each state. This is less than 1.5 percent of attorneys in the United States.

Some of Attorney Hayes's other honors include:

  • Serves on the Advisory Board for the Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
  • Selected as a Lifetime Charter Member by Best Attorneys of America, an invitation-only organization limited to less than 1% of the lawyers in America
  • Included in Best Lawyers in America, a peer-reviewed recognition for top legal talent.
  • Served on the Executive Committee for Top 40 Under 40
  • Selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® list (2007, 2009-2020)
  • Named to the Top 100 Georgia Trial Lawyers by The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Included in Ten Leaders: Plaintiff's Personal Injury Law in Atlanta (2008-2011)

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Accolades of Jared Lina

Graduating from law school in the top 10 of his class, Attorney Jared Lina was selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers ® in 2020-2021 and Georgia Super Lawyers ® Rising Stars ℠ in 2011 - 2018. Only the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in Georgia make the cut for this distinction, which is characterized by attorneys who are no older than 40, or who have practiced for no more than ten years, and go through a rigorous and patented process to be named in Super Lawyers®.

To be selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyer Rising Star℠ list, Attorney Lina had to first:

  • Achieve significant verdicts and settlements
  • Have considerable education and experience
  • Receive notable peer recognition

It then takes much more evidence of client service and recognition of skill to qualify for Rising Stars℠, as there are 12 main factors in total that can make an attorney eligible for distinction as an advocate of the highest quality.

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You Can Rely On Our Accomplished Attorneys

When you are looking for the right advocates to help you and your family, you can trust Goldstein Hayes & Lina, P.C. Our brain and birth injury attorneys have proven their ability time and time again to provide compassionate service to deserving people, and to help reach just results for them. At our firm, we intentionally put a limit on the number of cases we take. In this way, we make sure that we have the full resources to dedicate to each client.

Find the personalized, awarded representation you deserve when you call our firm today. You can schedule a free consultation, to discuss your situation with our award-winning team.

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Client Testimonials

Real Stories of Recovery
    "The most efficient, professional and ethical law firm in Georgia."
    If you are looking for the most efficient, professional and ethical law firm in Georgia you do not need to look any further than Goldstein Hayes & Lina, P.C. There are not enough kind and positive words that can use to express the gratitude and respect
    - Eileen G.
    "They have exceeded my expectations."
    Atty. Jonathan Hayes worked very hard for me and getting my case settle in a timely matter. I will recommend Goldstein Hayes & Lina P.C. to anyone looking for the best personal injury attorneys in Atlanta. They have exceeded my expectations.
    - Shunte
    "Extremely attentive, personable, and there for me."
    Goldstein Hayes & Lina made my unfortunate experience positive by representing me with little to no work on my end. It allowed me to heal from my injuries without worries. Mr. Hayes and paralegals were extremely attentive, personable, and there for me
    - Lauren J.
    "They have been so wonderful."

    Mr. Hayes, Jessica and Alli have helped me with two cases in the past 3 years, and they have been so wonderful! The generosity and kindness of everyone at this practice are just great. I will always refer them to anyone that needs legal representation f

    - Amanda S.
    "They have a client for life!!"
    I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the time and effort Jonathan Hayes and his staff have put into making my case successful!! Me and my family are forever grateful for all the help and support you have given us over the years. Jonathan Hayes fights fo
    - Cherry H.
    "Compassionate and professional service."
    Mr. Hayes, as well as his paralegal Jessica, offered us compassionate and professional service. Nothing can bring our son back, but having Mr. Hayes walk us through the litigation process made this nightmare just a little bit more bearable.
    - Dorcas W.
    "Highly recommended!"
    If you're looking for a firm that will fight for you, this is definitely the place to be. No fast-talking or bait and switch. They did everything they said they would do! They stood by me and concerned themselves with what concerned me.
    - Tina C.
    "The best attorney I have ever worked with."
    Both Jonathan and Jessica are extremely professional and really took care of me. Their communication was incredible through the whole process and I never had to worry about anything. From the start, they were really involved and interested in my wellbeing
    - Jessica P.


More Than $400 Million Won for Georgia's Injured
  • $1 Million Apartment Complex Sexual Assault
  • $1.5 Million Automobile Negligence: Brain Injury
  • $1.3 Million Automobile Negligence: Herniated Disc
  • $1.1 Million Automobile Negligence: Herniated Disk
  • $1.2 Million Automobile Negligence: Multiple Fractures


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How We Put You First

  • 75 Years of Combined Experience
    We apply our 75 years of combined legal experience to make sure each and every case is meticulously prepared for trial.
  • Over $600 Million in Recoveries
    We have successfully represented clients against some of the largest corporations, insurance companies, and hospitals.
  • Recognized for Our Expertise, with the Awards to Prove It
    Our attorneys are nationally recognized for providing exceptional service and obtaining outstanding results.
  • Personal Attention, Like You Are One of Our Own
    Our boutique setting ensures you receive small firm care – all with the advocacy, skill, and experience of a large firm.