Jonathan Hayes is a nationally recognized trial attorney and partner at Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC, a personal injury trial firm focused on helping individuals and families who have suffered catastrophic injuries or wrongful death in cases involving tractor-trailer and motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, swimming pool accidents and injuries from defective products.
An Atlanta native, Jonathan is a 1990 graduate of Woodward Academy in College Park. Jonathan received his Bachelor of Science from the College of Charleston, in South Carolina in 1994.
Jonathan graduated law school from Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law. During law school, Jonathan clerked for the Honorable Rowland W. Barnes, Superior Court Judge, Fulton County, Georgia. Jonathan and his wife now live in Atlanta, Georgia and are members of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.
Jonathan was selected as one of the American Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Georgia Trial Lawyers, one of the National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Georgia Trial Lawyers, one of Georgia’s Top 25 Brain Injury Trial Lawyers, Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyers, and he was selected to serve on the National Advisory Board for the Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America and the Executive Committee for the National Trial Lawyers. Jonathan holds the highest possible peer review rating possible from Martindale-Hubbell® for outstanding ethics and legal skill: the rating of AV Preeminent®.
Each year since 2007, Jonathan has been recognized by Georgia Super Lawyers®, a rating service limited to 5% of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Jonathan is an active member of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance, an organization dedicated to saving lives through drowning prevention and water safety efforts.
BAR ADMISSIONS Georgia, 2000 U.S. Supreme Court U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia Supreme Court of Georgia Georgia Court of Appeals
EDUCATION: Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia J.D., 2000 College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina B.S., 1994