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Hayes Jernigan Finley

Hayes Jernigan Finley

Attorney

T (919) 755-8837
F (919) 838-3161
Overview

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.

Hayes is a founder and regular contributor for the Elements for Growth Blog, www.elementsforgrowth.com, which provides news, information, and resources about infrastructure and economic development in the Southeast.

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.

Thought Leadership
Community
  • Kidznotes
    • Board of Directors (2016-present)
    • Treasurer (2017-18)
Education
  • North Carolina Central University School of Law, J.D., Summa Cum Laude, 2014
  • Sewanee: The University of the South, B.A., Economics, 2008
Admissions
  • North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court, Western District of North Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Affiliations
  • North Carolina Bar Association; Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section
    • Member, Clean-up and Waste Committee
    • Co-chair, Communications
Academic Honors
  • Wake County Bar Association Memorial Scholarship, 2012
  • Bluebook Award, North Carolina Central Law Review, 2012
  • Special Senior Staff Editor Award, North Carolina Central Law Review, 2014
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