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Stephen Hayes

Stephen Hayes

Hayes Dispute Resolution & Legal Services
  • Business Law, Estate Planning, Divorce ...
  • Maine
Claimed Lawyer Profile

I provide efficient, effective and principled legal representation.

I no longer accept cases involving litigation, including divorce and other family law matters.

We jointly plan your case as though it is a business project -- identify your goals, the best ways to accomplish your desired end and determine the work required (and who will do it). We evaluate each step to determine its impact on progress and your budget. We refrain from "tit for tat" retaliation because that lets others control your case. My decades of experience in business planning and execution of projects, litigation and dispute resolution and our full embrace of technological advances work for your advantage. No one works harder for you.

Harvard Law School
Certificate in Negotiation & Dispute Resolution (1995) | Negotiation & Dispute Resolution
Harvard Project on Negotiation, a post-graduate course of study involving students from around the globe, focusing on business and governmental negotiation and facilitation.
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University of Maine - School of Law
J.D. (1977) | Law
Honors: Editor, Moot Court Board
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University of Maine - Orono
B.S. (1974) | Sociology
Honors: Magna cum laude
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Professional Experience
Solo practice
Hayes Dispute Resolution & Legal Services
- Current
Contract Attorney
Finance Authority of Maine
Hayes & Dyer
Solo practice
Hayes Law Offices
Southard Hunt Hebert & Hayes
Southard Hunt & Hebert
Law Clerk
Maine Public Utilities Commission
Certificate of Commendation
Katahdin Counsel Recognition Program
Certificate of Recognition
Maine State Bar
Most pro bono hours on cases closed 07/01/2013 to 06/30/2014 in Kennebec County
Certificate of Recognition
Maine State Bar
Highest cumulative number of pro bono hours on cases closed between 07/01/2011 and 06/30/2012
Certificate of Recognition
Maine State Bar
Highest cumulative number of pro bono hours on cases closed during 2005 in Kennebec County
Certificate of Outstanding Service
American Baptist Churches of Maine
Certificate of Recognition
Maine State Bar
Service to the Volunteer Lawyers Project, most family law cases accepted in 2003.
Pro Bono Publico Award
Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project
Most Family Law Cases accepted by an attorney
Certificate of Recognition
Maine State Bar
Highest cumulative number of pro bono hours in Kennebec County in 2001
Certificate of Commendation
Community Mediation Services
In appreciation for providing volunteer mediation services and helping promote peace
Certificate of Appreciation
Maine EMS System
In appreciation for services as active member of State EMS Board from 1993 to November 2000
Professional Associations
Maine State Bar  # 000065
- Current
Activities: Founder, Young Lawyers Section (1978) and chair thereof; Chairman of Law Practice Section for number of years.
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American Bar Association  # 58151
- Current
Activities: Maine/Vermont representative to Young Lawyers Section 1980-1982; Maine Membership Chairman for many years.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Free Consultation
    I will gladly meet with you for a half-hour to learn about your case and to outline what services might be appropriate for you to resolve your matter.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Contact & Map
Augusta office street address
One Weston Court
11 Weston Street
Augusta, ME 04330
Telephone: (207) 623-2543
Fax: (888) 801-3601