I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and your staff for all your help with my cases. I was encouraged to know that your experience and abilities were there when I needed them. Without a doubt, you made me feel at ease through out the whole process. Again, to you and your staff, thank you!
I have had the oppurtunity to work with Dr. William J. Hayes. Dr. William Hayes is very honest and hard working. He is very up front with his clients about their needs. If there was ever a need for me to need legal advice or legal representation I would turn to Dr. William Hayes. I also think of him as a good friend.
Kevin M. Streeter
I greatly appreciate all you have done for me during this difficult time. You handled it with great tact and caring which helped considerably. Thank you so much.
South Beloit, IL
It has been my privilege and pleasure to have known Bill Hayes for over 20 years. As a past president of the Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers, as well as a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Trial Lawyers Association of America, I have come in contact with many attorneys over the years.
I can state without hesitation that Bill Hayes is one of the more competent, honorable and very able trial lawyers it has been my privilege to meet. I know from personal knowledge he has tried hundreds of civil and criminal cases over the years. His character and reputation for honesty and fair dealing is beyond reproach.
Yours very truly,
PELLINO, ROSEN MOWRIS&KIRKHUFF, S.C.
Curtis M. Kirkhuff
When I retired in January 2002, I had served the City of Madison as an Assistant City Attorney for 17 years, and as City Attorney for 11 more years. In that time, I and the attorneys I supervised appeared in court many times, before many judges.
I believe that William Hayes has all the qualities needed in a lawyer: intellect, fairness, hard work, and human understanding. As a highly successful trial lawyer, both as prosecutor and defense counsel, he has demonstrated those qualities. A lengthy trial (and he has had many) requires organization and instant recollection of a dizzying array of facts. Bill wins trials because he is able to do that consistently. Added to that is his command of current case law and its implications for his client's case.
Trial practice demands not just intellectual prowess, but grinding hard work.
While a trial lawyer must advocate vigorously for his client, he is also an officer of the court, and must behave honestly and fairly. William Hayes has always done that. I have never known Bill to be unkind, or to fail in compassion. He has the understanding and humanity that are required of a lawyer.
I have had the privilege of knowing William J. Hayes for over 20 years, as a co-worker, criminal prosecutor, civil litigator and general practitioner. Bill and I were prosecutors in the Rock County District Attorney's Office for a few years in the mid-1980's and I have been in touch with him since then periodically. Whenever a particularly difficult question of law comes across my desk in the greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin area where I practice, I check with Bill Hayes due to his extraordinary experience, intelligence and grasp of the law. I have always found Bill willing to listen, to thoughtfully and perceptively analyze the interplay of law and facts and to reach sound conclusions. He has an innate ability to objectively see all sides of a question, assess the strengths and weaknesses of competing arguments and decide a legal question accurately and with common sense.
Not only have I found Bill to be learned, wise and articulate in handling legal questions, I have always been impressed by Bill's tremendous work ethic, prompt work output and care with which he handles legal matters, in and out of court. I continue to be amazed at the breadth of his experience and his track record of success in a variety of civil, criminal and administrative law contexts and how hard he has worked for those he has represented. Only a small minority of American lawyers regularly do trial work and Bill's trial experience dwarfs the vast majority of attorneys in Wisconsin. Bill's capacity to handle a courtroom workload, fairly and impartially interact with the public and to resolve legal disputes in a prompt and appropriate manner is beyond question.
I must also add I have always been impressed by the high standard Bill takes on ethical questions and the courtesy and candor with which he interacts with others. Bill has always been an example to me of how one can be an excellent lawyer, in terms of case results, while never compromising ethical standards or failing to treat people with courtesy and respect. Bill's character and integrity are outstanding and beyond reproach.
MCCLURE LAW OFFICES, S.C.
Thomas J. McClure
I have known William J. Hayes for approximately six years. During that time he has tried several cases before me. Many of those cases involved sensitive and complex issues. One murder case, in particular, stands out, not only because it was a very lengthy trial, but also, because of the many complex issues involved.
I have always found Mr. Hayes well prepared and knowledgeable on the law. He is always well organized, and his trial skills are excellent.
I can highly recommend Mr. Hayes. He is a conscientious, aggressive, hard-working attorney.