Hayden strives to obtain the best outcomes for all of his clients and although no lawyer wins every case or can guarantee litigation outcomes, Hayden prides himself on the many great results he has obtained for clients throughout the years.
Some highlights include:
Helped an entrepreneur negotiate the reduction of a DUI charge to a reckless driving charge.
Helped an investment professional litigate difficult and complicated child custody, visitation and support issues with his former spouse.
Helped a federal agent obtain a favorable resolution following the trial of a hotly contested divorce case.
Served as lead trial counsel for the plaintiff during a 14 day jury trial conducted in Cleveland, Ohio in a case involving complex business torts and a Kid Rock music concert which resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement after closing arguments.
Helped an injured worker and pedestrian settle his personal injury claim against a commercial property owner for inadequate parking lot lighting, and a driver for negligently running him over.
Helped a business leader resolve a contested divorce case.
Helped a retired federal agent obtain a favorable outcome in a hotly contested complex divorce case.
Helped a young worker negotiate and mitigate a reckless driving charge.
Helped a local landscaping company resolve a dispute with a disgruntled customer.
Helped a corporation resolve a garnishment collections matter involving an employee.
Helped a decedent’s estate and heirs assert and resolve a case against a funeral home for the negligent mishandling of the decedent’s remains.
Helped a citizen mitigate a DUI sentence in a traffic case.
Helped a small business negotiate a new commercial retail lease for a second location.
Helped a citizen resolve outstanding traffic violations and reinstate her driver’s license and privileges.
In a case of first impression, helped a small business restaurant owner and stockholder persuade the Waynesboro Circuit Court decide against applying a statutory minority shareholder discount because of minority shareholder oppression in a stockholder valuation dispute and business tort case.
Helped a sexual harassment victim assert a claim against her supervisor, resulting in the termination of her harasser and supervisor.
Helped a passenger assert and resolve a personal injury and tort claim against Lyft, Inc.
Helped a local developer resolve a dispute with an architectural firm and vendor.
Helped a homeowner assert a private nuisance claim against his homeowners association.
Helped a single mother resolve a contested custody and visitation case.
Helped a small business resolve a claim brought by the estate of a decedent motorcycle driver killed in a collision with an employee of the small business.
As lead trial counsel in a case pending in Cleveland, Ohio, helped a small business client substantially prevail on appeal in the Court of Appeals of Ohio, Eighth Appellate District, County of Cuyahoga, regarding previously ordered sanctions and forensic imaging of electronically stored information against the defendant, Nautica Entertainment, LLC (owner of music venue Jacobs Pavilion).
Successfully resolved a premises liability case on behalf of a client who was injured when she stepped on a negligently unsecured water meter “manhole” cover in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Successfully litigated and resolved a contested divorce case as co-counsel.
During the course of an ongoing hotly contested and litigated complex business tort and conspiracy case involving music artists Kid Rock and others, the 2016 Republican National Convention and other people and parties; as lead trial counsel, working with local counsel in Cleveland, Ohio, litigated Motions to Compel and for Sanctions, obtaining court-ordered monetary and non monetary sanctions (including potential proposed adverse inferences to be given to a future jury and contested electronically stored information to be obtained by a forensic IT vendor) against a corporate defendant.
Successfully mitigated the consequences of a serious DUI case.
Successfully litigated and resolved a personal claim on behalf of a bicyclist who suffered a broken ankle requiring surgery when a negligent commercial driver ran her over.
Successfully litigated and resolved a personal injury claim on behalf of a client who suffered a brain injury, orthopedic injuries and wage losses when a negligent driver crashed into her car after blowing through a stop sign.
Successfully litigated and resolved a complex funeral home and embalming case involving the mishandling of the remains of a loved one on behalf of a family.
Successfully represented a contractor who was personally injured, missed work and had many of his tools and other personal property destroyed when a negligent driver struck his work truck, causing it to rollover.
Successfully mitigated the consequences of multiple traffic and criminal charges.
Successfully defended a flooring contractor against breach of contract and tort claims brought by a disgruntled customer.
Successfully defended a reckless driving traffic charge.
Successfully litigated a contested divorce, child custody and visitation matter.
Successfully litigated and resolved a personal injury claim on behalf of a person injured by a negligent driver.
Successfully litigated a child custody, support and visitation case on behalf of a single mother.
Successfully resolved a consumer protection claim against a car dealership on behalf of a client who does not speak English as a first language.
Successfully resolved a personal injury claim on behalf of a person injured by the negligent acts of a commercial driver.
Successfully defended multiple moving traffic violations on behalf of an out of state client.
Helped a client achieve a good result in a contested child custody and protective order enforcement matter.
Successfully represented a residential real estate seller against a purchaser on a home sales breach of contract claim.
Successfully litigated and resolved a divorce proceeding involving equitable distribution and child support, custody and visitation disputes.
As defense trial counsel, resolved a complicated commercial wildlife and timber case on behalf an insurance company and forestry and timber services provider.
As defense trial counsel, successfully mitigated the consequences of a difficult DUI case in Richmond General District Court.
As trial counsel, Hayden helped a client resolve a hotly contested child custody case in Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
As plaintiff’s lead trial counsel, Hayden helped resolve a heated “professional divorce” case in Arlington County Circuit Court between long-time friends and law partners.
As lead defense trial counsel, Hayden successfully defended a commercial insurance coverage dispute involving over a million dollars in disputed insurance coverage in Spotsylvania County Circuit Court.
As a plaintiff’s lead trial counsel, Hayden obtained a several hundred thousand dollar verdict in a hotly contested personal injury case in Stafford County Circuit Court.
As a plaintiff’s lead trial counsel, helped bring a successful resolution to a case brought by grieving victims of a funeral home’s malfeasance in a case in Richmond Circuit Court.
As a plaintiff’s lead trial counsel, Hayden obtained a Million Dollar verdict in Spotsylvania County Circuit Court on behalf of a person who suffered a brain injury in a serious car wreck.
In the York County Circuit Court, Hayden as lead trial counsel obtained a $250,000 verdict against restaurant consultant and lacrosse dad Mark Moreno who falsely accused a high school lacrosse coach of taking inappropriate photographs of his underage players in a failed power play coup to remove and replace the coach.
As a plaintiff’s lead trial counsel, Hayden helped a George Mason University professor recover a six figure settlement in a medical malpractice case pending in Stafford County Circuit Court.
As a plaintiff’s lead trial counsel, Hayden helped a VCU college student recover a several hundred thousand dollar settlement from the insurer of a driver who ran into and broke his leg without having to file a lawsuit.
As plaintiff’s lead trial counsel, Hayden obtained a verdict on behalf of a developer against a homeowner who falsely accused the company’s principal owner of cheating him out of a promised paved driveway and installing a paved driveway in an un-workmanlike manner.
As a plaintiff’s lead trial counsel in a Richmond Circuit Court case, Hayden helped a client resolve a case involving the improper taking of a website devoted to Arabian horses.
As a plaintiff’s lead trial counsel, Hayden helped an elected official resolve a defamation case against persons who had slandered her publicly.
As a plaintiff’s lead trial counsel in a business tort case involving intellectual property, Hayden obtained an 11 Million Dollar plus verdict in Richmond Circuit Court.
As a plaintiff’s lead trial counsel on behalf of another attorney, Hayden obtained a large verdict in the United States District Court, Richmond Division, against a writer who repeatedly defamed the lawyer online because the lawyer sent the writer a “cease and desist” letter on behalf a publisher client.
As a plaintiff’s lead trial counsel, Hayden obtained a several hundred thousand dollar on behalf of a victim of medical malpractice in Hopewell Circuit Court.
As special lead trial counsel appointed by the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Hayden successfully litigated and resolved a construction litigation case involving a massive fire on behalf of the Virginia Commonwealth University.