Cornelius B. (Neil) Hayes is a third generation Fort Wayne lawyer. Mr. Hayes was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, January 6, 1952; admitted to bar, 1980, Indiana and U.S. Federal District Court, Southern District of Indiana; 1981, U.S. Federal District Court, Northern District of Indiana; 1982, U.S. Tax Court; 1986, U.S. Supreme Court. Education: Indiana University School of Business, Bloomington, Indiana (B.S., 1974); Thomas M. Cooley Law School (J.D., 1979). Honors: Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 1992—; Indiana Certified Family Law Specialist (Indiana State Bar Association, Family Law Certification Board); Selected for listing in The Best Lawyers in America, Family Law, all editions, 1995—All Years to Current; Indiana Super Lawyer, 2004-All Years to Current; Top 50 Indiana Super Lawyers 2010 and 2011 (all catagories); AV Rated Martindale Hubbell 1992-All Years to Current; Frequent Author and Lecturer: Indiana Continuing Education Forum (ICLEF), 1990—All Years to Current; Indiana Family Law Institute. Community Involvement: President, Allen County Public Defender Board, 2003—All Years to Current; Board Member, Fort Wayne/Allen County Airport Authority, 2002—All Years to Current); Member, Board of Directors, 1986-1991, Past Chairman and Past Vice-Chairman, Fort Wayne Public Transportation Corporation. Bar Association Memberships/Offices: Allen County (Member, Family Law Section; Past Chairman, Executive Committee, 1992—All Years to Current) and Indiana State (Officer,Family and Juvenile Law Section, 2007-All Years to Current [Present Vice-Chair]); Board Member, Family Law Certification Board) Bar Associations. Practice Areas: Family Law; Domestic Relations; Matrimonial Law; Divorce; Premarital Agreements; Dissolution. Email: Neil@Hayesfamilylawyer.com
Mr. Hayes' grandfather C. Byron Hayes was elected Allen County Prosecuting Attorney in 1932 and 1936. His father, J. Byron Hayes, a former Federal Prosecutor was elected Allen County Prosecutor in 1958. Messrs. Hayes were the only two 20th Century prosecutors elected on the Democratic ticket in Allen County, Indiana.
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