- Professional Associations
Divorce can be one of the most difficult experiences for people, children and families. Hayden has helped all types of individuals in Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia successfully navigate this process by providing a personalized approach to meet the unique needs and goals of each case. Hayden takes time to meet with his clients, understand their story and map-out a viable path forward. Along the way, Hayden provides guidance, support and advocacy, so that his clients can make informed and intelligent decisions.
Hayden is adept at resolving all types of family law and domestic relations disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and the Collaborative divorce process. When necessary, however, Hayden draws on extensive litigation experience to provide proven advocacy in court. Given his practice in and around the nation’s capital, Hayden has particular experience dealing with military divorces, international divorce, custody and support cases, high net worth clients and multi-jurisdictional custody and support matters.
Hayden has received extensive accolades for his work from current and former clients, and has been rated “AV Preeminent,” the highest Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating for professional excellence, by other attorneys in Virginia and the District of Columbia. Hayden regularly presents to other lawyers and professionals on issues such as trial preparation and advocacy, and unique ethical issues in divorce cases. He is also a board member of numerous bar groups, including the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia, and is president of his local law school alumni association.
Immediately after law school, Hayden had the privilege of clerking for two Virginia Circuit Court judges, from whom gained significant experience on how the judges hear and decide cases. Since completing his one-year clerkship, Hayden been exclusively engaged in private law practice. He was admitted to practice law in Virginia in 2007 and the District of Columbia in 2014. He is also a member of the United States Supreme Court bar.
Since 1994, Hayden has lived in Virginia, with the exception of his time spent attending law school in Boston, Massachusetts. He currently lives in Springfield, Virginia, with his wife, whom he met in college.
- Juris Doctor, cum laude, Suffolk University Law School, 2007
- Member, Suffolk University Law Review
- Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia, 2004
Memberships & Admissions
- Virginia State Bar
- Bar of the District of Columbia
- United States Supreme Court Bar