Don Hayes, Attorney


  • Vermont Law School, Juris Doctor, 2010
  • Temple University, M.S. in Community and Regional Planning, 2008
  • Temple University, B.A. cum laude, 1993

Professional Licenses

  • Attorney, Vermont Supreme Court
  • Attorney, United States District Court, District of Vermont
  • Notary Public, State of Vermont

Areas of Practice

  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Real Estate Title Research
  • Probate Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Veteran’s Law
  • Other Select Civil Litigation

Professional Affiliations

  • Vermont Bar Association
  • Vermont Law and Graduate School

I graduated from Vermont Law School in 2010. Prior to attending law school I spent 12 years working for a small precision instrument manufacturing company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I worked in marketing and product development. Prior to my career in manufacturing I had my graphics design business and I did a brief stint in the non-profit world.

I have been working in the adaptive sports field since 1994 as a ski instructor and rowing coach. My philosophy concerning my practice stems in large part from the work I do with athletes with disabilities. When teaching a student to ski or to row the focus is never on what can’t be done, but rather what can be done.

My wife, Katrina, and I live in South Royalton, Vermont. Our son, Oliver, was born in 2014 and keeps us busy. During the winter months we spend our free time at Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire, where I am an instructor with NEHSA, a premier adaptive sports program. During the summer months our free time is usually spent on the water either coaching rowing or canoeing.