Cornelius B. (Neil) Hayes is a third generation Fort Wayne lawyer. Mr. Hayes has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers since 1992 and has been an Indiana Certified Family Law Specialist since its inception in the State of Indiana. Mr. Hayes is a Board Member of the Indiana Certifying Organization of the State Bar of Indiana and presently the Chairman of the Family and Juvenile Section of the Indiana State Bar Association. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Allen County Bar Association - Family Law Section since 1990.
In 1995 Mr. Hayes was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and he has been selected in all successive editions since. In 2004 and all following years Mr. Hayes has also been voted by his peers - Indiana Super Lawyer - which designation identifies him in the top 5% of Indiana Lawyers. In 2010 and 2011 Mr. Hayes was voted in the Top 50 of all Indiana Lawyers.
Mr. Hayes' grandfather C. Byron Hayes was elected Allen County Prosecuting Attorney in 1932. His father, J. Byron Hayes was elected Allen County Prosecutor in 1958. His son is Senior Litigation Counsel for a Fortune 500 Company.
Attorney Hayes who has achieved Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating (AV) for ethical standards and legal ability is dedicated to providing the finest in legal service to all his clients.