When necessary, Hayden draws on extensive litigation experience and diligent preparation to provide effective advocacy in court.
Hayden has significant experience representing individuals in military divorces, international and multi-jurisdictional cases, high net worth disputes, contract disputes, as well as complicated custody, equitable distribution, and spousal support matters. Hayden also regularly prepares and negotiates prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements for all types of clients.
Hayden has received extensive accolades from clients and attorneys alike. He is rated “AV Preeminent” – the highest Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating for professional excellence – by fellow attorneys in Virginia and the District of Columbia. Between 2018 and 2021, he was selected by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” for both Virginia and Washington D.C. – an award received by only 2.5% of attorneys.
Hayden has presented to other lawyers and professionals on issues such as trial preparation, client advocacy, and unique ethical issues in divorce cases. He is a board member of the Fairfax Law Foundation, which works to improve access to justice in the local community. He is also co-chair of the Fairfax County Circuit Court Domestic Relations Subcommittee, where he helps to improve family law practice in the Fairfax Circuit Court, and is president of his local law school alumni association.
Immediately after law school, Hayden completed a one-year judicial clerkship with two Virginia Circuit Court judges. Since that time, Hayden has engaged exclusively in private practice.
Hayden was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 2007 and the Bar of the District of Columbia in 2014. He is also a member of the United States Supreme Court bar.
When he’s not practicing law, Hayden enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, collecting vinyl records, and cheering for the Virginia Cavaliers.