Cornelius B. "Neil" Hayes

Cornelius B. "Neil" Hayes

Hayes & Hayes

Recognized since 1997

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Practice Areas

Family Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Family Law
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Hayes & Hayes is a Fort Wayne, Indiana Law Firm established in 1913. It is a Tier 1 Law Firm as found in U.S. News and World Report - Best Lawyers. Its current emphasis is limited to Family Law.

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.

Contact & Links
  • Eight Ten Building, Third Floor
    810 South Calhoun Street
    Fort Wayne, IN 46802-2326
  • Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Juris Doctor, graduated 1979
Bar Admissions
  • Indiana, Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Foundation - Fellow

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Family Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Family Law, Fort Wayne (2021)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Family Law
Special Focus:
  • Divorce


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