James F. Hayes is an associate with Andrews Lagasse Branch + Bell LLP

James F. Hayes

James F. Hayes is an associate with Andrews Lagasse Branch + Bell LLP and specializes in the areas of construction, professional liability, and general civil litigation. Mr. Hayes represents design professionals in a variety of claims arising from the design and construction of all types of structures, including public works projects, mixed-use highrises, commercial buildings, and mass residential developments. He dedicates a considerable part of his practice to the representation of other professionals, including real estate agents and brokers related to the purchase and sale of residential and commercial buildings, accountants, mortgage brokers, and insurance professionals. Mr. Hayes also defends the firm’s institutional and construction clients in a variety of general liability claims, ranging from catastrophic injuries and fatalities from construction site accidents to electrical shock cases and premises liability claims.

In 2011, Mr. Hayes received his J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law where he graduated with honors and was the recipient of a merit-based scholarship. During law school, Mr. Hayes clerked for several firms specializing in personal injury, employment law, and estate planning. Mr. Hayes also completed an internship with the San Diego District Attorney’s Office, Elder Abuse Prosecution Unit. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Hayes received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from San Diego State University.

Mr. Hayes is admitted to the State Bar of California and is also a member of the San Diego County Bar Association and the San Diego Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Hayes can be contacted at:

Andrews Lagasse Branch + Bell LLP
4365 Executive Drive, Suite 950, San Diego CA 92121
(ph) ‭858.345.5090
(f) 858.345.5361
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