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Gary Martin Hays, Esq.

Gary Martin Hays is not only a successful lawyer, but also a recognized safety advocate who works tirelessly to educate our children on issues ranging from bullying to Internet safety to abduction prevention. Gary has been seen on 9 television stations, including ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX affiliates. He has appeared on over 108 radio stations, including the Georgia News Network, discussing legal topics and providing safety tips to families. He currently hosts “Georgia Behind The Scenes” on the CW Atlanta TV Network. Gary graduated from Emory University in 1986 with a B.A. degree in Political Science and a minor in Afro-American and African Studies. In 1989, he received his law degree from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, Macon, Georgia. His outstanding academic achievements landed him a position on Mercer’s Law Review. He also served the school as Vice President of the Student Bar Association. His legal accomplishments include being a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum, a society limited to those attorneys who have received a settlement or verdict of at least $1 million dollars. He has been recognized in Atlanta Magazine as one of Georgia’s top workers’ compensation lawyers. Gary frequently lectures to other attorneys in Georgia on continuing education topics. He has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia since 2007 by the American Trial Lawyers Association, and recognized by Lawdragon as one of the leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in America. His firm specializes in personal injury, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, and pharmaceutical claims. Since 1993, his firm has helped over 25,000 victims and their families recover over $225 million dollars. In 2008, Gary started the non-profit organization Keep Georgia Safe with the mission to provide safety education and crime prevention training in Georgia. Keep Georgia Safe has trained over 80 state and local law enforcement officers in CART (Child Abduction Response Teams) so our first responders will know what to do in the event a child is abducted in Georgia. Gary has completed Child Abduction Response Team training with the National AMBER Alert program through the U.S. Department of Justice and Fox Valley Technical College. He is a certified instructor in the radKIDS curriculum. His law firm has given away 1,000 bicycle helmets and 14 college scholarships. To learn more about Gary Martin Hays, visit www.GaryMartinHays.com. To find out more about Keep Georgia Safe, please visit www.KeepGeorgiaSafe.org or call (770) 934-8000.