Robert E. Hayes Jr.

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Robert E. Hayes Jr. Attorney


Robbie Hayes has been practicing law in Mississippi for over 20 years and in Tennessee for nearly 15 years.  He focuses his practice in the areas of general civil litigation and criminal defense.  He has practiced law throughout the state of Mississippi and in West Tennessee throughout his career.  Robbie is a native of Liberty, Mississippi.  He attended Southwest Mississippi Community College where he was a member of the SMCC baseball team.  He was inducted into the SMCC Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.  He is also a graduate of Mississippi State University where he was a member of the MSU Baseball Team.  Robbie obtained his Masters' Degree from MSU in Education and taught and coached baseball at Clinton High School and Brookhaven High School, before entering law school at Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, MS, where he obtained his law degree in 2002.

Robbie was recognized by his peers as a Mid-South Rising Star for General Litigation in 2010.  He also obtained an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating in Litigation in the areas of General Practice and Criminal Law as rated by Martindale Hubbell.

Areas Of Practice

  • Collection Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Relations
  • Education Law
  • Expungements
  • Forestry Law
  • General Litigation
  • Municipal Law
  • Workers Compensation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Mediator, Mississippi Bar Association (approved), 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2002
  • Tennessee, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2002


  • Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi
    • J.D. - 2002
  • Mississippi State University
    • M.S. - 1996
  • Mississippi State University
    • B.S. - 1992
  • Southwest Mississippi Community College
    • A.A. - 1990

Representative Cases

  • Holmes v. Nelson, 956 So.2d 278 (MS 2006), 2006, Miss. Ct. of App

Representative Clients

  • City of Southaven
  • Civil Link, LLC
  • DeSoto County School District
  • L&T Construction, Inc.
  • Southern States Police Benevolent Association


  • Sports Law - Adjunct Professor, Mississippi College, 2004 to 2004


  • Southwest Mississippi Community College Sports Hall of Fame

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Desoto County Bar Association
  • Lafayette County Bar Association
  • Mississippi Prosecutor's Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Rozier Hayes, PLLC, Partner, 2009 to 2013
  • Robinson, Biggs, Ingram, Solop & Farris, PLLC, Associate, 2008 to 2009
  • Public Defender, City of Southaven, 2007
  • City of Southaven, Assistant City Attorney, 2007 to 2008

Ancillary Businesses

  • Mediator