- Professional Associations
Divorce can be one of the most difficult experiences for individuals, children and families. Hayden has helped all types of people 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, 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 from clients and attorneys alike. He was selected by Super Lawyers as a 2018 “Rising Star” for both Virginia and Washington D.C. – an award received by only 2.5% of attorneys. He has also been rated “AV Preeminent,” the highest Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating for professional excellence, by fellow attorneys in Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Hayden also regularly presents to other lawyers and professionals on issues such as trial preparation, client 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 is president of his local law school alumni association.
Immediately after law school, Hayden clerked for two Virginia Circuit Court judges, from whom he gained a unique perspective on how judges hear and decide cases. Since completing his one year clerkship, Hayden has been engaged exclusively in private practice. He 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.
Since 1994, Hayden has lived in Virginia, with the exception of his time spent attending law school in Boston, Massachusetts. He lives in Springfield, Virginia, with his wife, whom he met in college. When he’s not practicing law, Hayden enjoys cooking, collecting vinyl records, and cheering for the Virginia Cavaliers.
- 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