Hayes Finley focuses her practice on issues surrounding environmental, land use, energy and administrative law. She navigates complex regulatory and political matters for her clients before government agencies, permitting officials, and state and federal courts. She also has experience before the North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court.
Before earning her law degree, Hayes spent two years with the Peace Corps as a Small Enterprise Development and Ecotourism volunteer in Senegal, West Africa.
Hayes graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina Central University School of Law, where she served as president of the Environmental Law Society. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.