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William C. (“Chad”) Hayes Associate

Direct: (404) 554-8190
E-Mail: chayes@hpwlegal.com
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Mr. Hayes’ practice focuses on commercial litigation with an emphasis on construction law. He assists in the firm’s representation of owners, general contractors, and subcontractors in a broad range of complex construction disputes in state and federal courts across the southeast region. His litigation experience at HudsonParrottWalker includes lawsuits primarily involving construction contract disputes, negligent construction, construction defects, defective materials, lien and bond claims, warranty claims, defective plans and specifications, design errors and omissions, negligent misrepresentations, fraud, premises liability, and negligence claims.

Mr. Hayes has also successfully defended Georgia municipalities in a diverse range of lawsuits involving land use planning and zoning disputes, local permitting disputes, inverse condemnation claims, civil rights violations, billboard regulation, premises liability claims, and negligence claims. He possesses broad knowledge and insight on the various legal and practical issues faced by local governments in Georgia, particularly with respect to land use planning and zoning. Mr. Hayes is experienced in reviewing and drafting ordinances, presenting at public meetings, and handling local hearings and administrative appeals.

Mr. Hayes is a member of the Construction Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association and is a member of the American Bar Association.

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William C. (“Chad”) Hayes


  • University of Georgia, B.A. and A.B.J. magna cum laude
  • University of Georgia, J.D. magna cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Notes Editor, Georgia Law Review
    • Georgia Municipal Association Award for Excellence in the Study of Municipal - Corporations
    • Outstanding Land Use Clinic Student Award

Bar & Court

  • Georgia State Bar
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia