Gerald W. Hayes Jr.

Gerald W. Hayes Jr.

Dunn, North Carolina
(910) 891-1198

Gerald W. Hayes Jr., a native of Harnett County, attended U.N.C. Undergraduate and Wake Forest Law School, Primary areas of practice are criminal, traffic, personal injury, civil litigation, real estate, wills and estates.

Areas of Practice

  • 70% Criminal
  • 5% Personal Injury
  • 5% Civil
  • 20% Wills and Estates

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1969
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1975
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1995


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    • J.D.
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    • B.A. Economics - 1966
    • Honors: Morehead Scholar Nominee

Representative Clients

  • Select Bank, Dunn NC
  • Godwin Manufacturing Co., Inc. Dunn, NC

Honors and Awards

  • Best Attorney Harnett County, NC; Public Vote, 2007-2009-2010-2012-2013-2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Harnett County Bar, President (1985-1986), Member 1969-present
  • Director Select Bank, Dunn, NC, 1999 - Present
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • First Presbyterian Church of Dunn, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Indigent Defense Harnett Co District Court, 1969 - 2007


  • Delta Upsilon
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity