Larry Hayes, Jr. is a founding Member of Hayes Thomas, PLC located in Nashville, Tennessee. As an undergraduate, Mr. Hayes studied Civil Engineering at Vanderbilt University. He then attended St. John’s College, University of Oxford, England, where he studied English and Parliamentary Government. He then obtained a degree in Business from Rhodes College in 1989 and went on to study law at both the University of Tennessee and Vanderbilt University, obtaining his law degree in 1992.
For over 27 years, Mr. Hayes has focused exclusively on divorce cases involving large estates or complicated issues at the trial and appellate level. He has represented numerous individuals throughout his career, including entertainers, professional athletes and other high-profile individuals.
Mr. Hayes was the fourth lawyer from Nashville and the twelfth lawyer from Tennessee to be named a Fellow in the esteemed American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, whose members are generally recognized by judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill and integrity. Since 2007, Mr. Hayes has been listed each year in “Best Lawyers in America” and “Super Lawyers” in the area of Matrimonial and Family Law; and since 2018, he has been named one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in Tennessee” each year.
Mr. Hayes has lectured on numerous family law issues throughout Tennessee and has also appeared on more than one occasion on Fox National News as a family law expert.
Born: Nashville, Tennessee, December 24, 1965
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Civil Engineering, 1985
St. John’s College, Oxford University, Oxford, England
English and Parliamentary Government, 1987
Honors: Dean’s List
Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee
Business Administration, 1989
Honors: Dean’s List
Honors: College Football All-American Guard, 1988-1989
Honors: College Football Team Captain & Most Valuable Player, 1989
Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, Tennessee, 1992
University of Tennessee College Of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
J.D., Cum Laude, 1992