Counsel

Hayden Barnes is a calm, steady, and trustworthy counsellor who works closely with families and businesses in Georgia to weather the challenging legal circumstances they encounter. Hayden limits the number of clients he accepts at any one time in order to give each client the time and attention they deserve. 

In addition to his concierge clients, Hayden is regularly retained by larger law firms for his expertise in areas of technology law, complex post-judgment recovery, and administrative law. 

Raised in Savannah, Georgia, Hayden attended Kennesaw State University and the University of Baltimore School of Law. Hayden married Kimberly in 2011. After their daughter Aubrey was born in 2013 they moved back to Kimberly's hometown of Columbus, Georgia where Hayden launched the Law Office of Hayden Barnes.

Hayden's public service includes work at the local, state, and Federal levels. In law school Hayden completed a legal residency at the Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital medical-legal partnership, reviewed administrative law appeals on behalf of the US Secretary of Agriculture, enforced healthcare regulations on behalf of the Maryland Attorney General, and provided pro bono legal services to community small businesses and non-profits through the law school's Community Development Clinic.

After law school Hayden entered private practice, he briefly served as Staff Counsel to the Georgia State Senate Judiciary Committee during the 2016 Legislative Session, and then launched his own firm. Hayden continues his commitment to public service as the District 8 Representative to the Columbus-Muscogee County Parks and Recreation Board and by accepting referrals of pro bono cases through select organizations.

In addition to several fine families, Hayden has also proudly advised and represented several prominent Georgia businesses, including a number of Fortune 500 companies in state and Federal courts throughout Georgia.

Prior to law Hayden worked as a Paramedic and for Apple, Inc.

Previous Employment

Staff Counsel, Georgia State Senate
Associate, Law Office of Fife Whiteside
Associate, Law Office of Mark Kell
Rule 16 Attorney, Community Development Clinic
Appeals Clerk, United States Department of Agriculture
Law Clerk, Office of the Public Defender
Law Clerk, Office of the Attorney General
Law Clerk, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Intern, Law Office of Jon L. Schwartz

Educational Background

Juris Doctor
University of Baltimore, 2013
  AAJ Trial Team Member
  Equal Justice Works Grant Recipient
  Legal Service Corporation Grant Recipient

Bachelor of Science
Kennesaw State University, 2009
Lambda Alpha Honor Society

Professional Organizations

Georgia State Bar
  Creditors Rights Section
  Privacy and Technology Section
  General Practice and Trial Lawyers Section
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Columbus Bar Association
Commercial Law League

Pro Bono Activities

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Volunteer Attorney
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Participating Attorney
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Referral Network
Student Press Law Center, Volunteer Attorney

Courts

Georgia Superior, State, Magistrate, and Probate Courts
Georgia Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Georgia