ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In the late 80s, when Gary Martin Hays was working on his J.D. from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, his outstanding academic record led to a position on Mercer’s Law Review and he became Vice President of the Student Bar Association.
Working for a large firm representing insurance companies right out of law school, gave him the keen insight he would use later when he hopped the fence and started helping the “Davids against the Goliaths.”
The Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates specializes in personal injury, car and truck accidents, wrongful death, premises liability, workers’ compensation and pharmaceutical claims. Over the past 18 years, the Atlanta based firm has helped over 25,000 victims and their families. The total recovery during that time is over $225 million.
Recognized in Atlanta Magazine as one of Georgia’s top workers’ compensation lawyers, Hays’ numerous accolades include being selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia since 2007 by the American Trial Lawyers Association and being recognized by Lawdragon as one of the leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in America. From 2004-2006, he was selected as a Georgia Super Lawyer in Worker’s Compensation Law.
When Hays isn’t working hard on behalf of his clients, he is involved in community service. His brother Chuck’s valiant battle with colon cancer led to his working with the American Cancer Society. He was awarded the Georgia Trial Lawyer’s Community Service Award in 2007 for his charitable endeavors for the ACS, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and Dream House for Medically Fragile Children. Gary has also served on the Advisory Council for Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Georgia.
In 2008, the murder of three local young women inspired Hays to launch the non-profit organization Keep Georgia Safe (www.keepgeorgiasafe.org). Its mission is to provide safety education and crime prevention training in Georgia. Keep Georgia Safe has trained over 80 state and local law enforcement officers in CART (Child Abduction Response Teams) so the first responders will know what to do in the event a child is abducted in Georgia.