Timothy G. Hayes

A graduate of Stetson College of Law in 1982 and admitted to practice law in the State of Florida in 1982. Thirty-eight years of experience in representing the needs of his clients. Mr. Hayes started practicing law in downtown Tampa where he worked for a civil rights attorney and specialized in social security litigation, guardianships and probate. In 1984 Mr. Hayes was hired by a law firm in Lutz Florida to head up their probate department.  During this time his law practice expanded into the areas of real estate, zoning and land use as he began representing land owners, developers and residential builders in the area.  In 1989 Mr. Hayes formed his own law firm and purchased a commercial building on State Road 54 in Pasco County, Florida where he practiced for thirty years before recently selling his building and re-locating back to Tampa.  While in Pasco County, Mr. Hayes was very active in numerous community organizations, including the local chamber of commerce where he served two terms each as president and chairman of the board.  Mr. Hayes also served numerous years on  the board of directors of the Pasco Economic Development Council, Pasco County Education Foundation, Feeding America Tampa Bay, and The Heritage Park Foundation.  In 1990 Mr. Hayes was appointed by the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners to serve as the Pasco County business representative on the Tampa Bay Commuter Rail Authority where he served for several years.  Mr. Hayes is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar Association and is a member of the  Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar.  He currently serves as District Counsel for the Lake Padgett Estates Independent Special District.  


1980  "Outstanding Young Men of America"  Jaycees

1990-97 Tampa Bay Commuter Rail Authority Board Member

1994  Who's Who in American Law

1997  Sam Walton Business Leader Award - Walmart

1997  Who's Who In The World

2002  Citizen of the Year, Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce

2002  Who's Who In Executives and Professionals

2004  "Penny for Pasco" Sales Tax Initiative

2007  Dedicated Service Award, Central Pasco Chamber of                           Commerce

2008  Outstanding Pro-Bono Service Award, Bay Area Legal                         Services

2008-19  District Counsel, Lake Padgett Estates Independent                          Special District

2010  "Penny for Pasco" Sales Tax Initiative

2018  Service Award, Pasco Education Foundation


Marguerite Johnson, para-legal/legal secretary, whose area of expertise is in probate and probate administration, has been with the law firm since 2018.   Ms. Johnson has thirteen years of prior paralegal experience with law firms in Jacksonville, Tampa and Sarasota. A graduate of the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration.

Ms. Johnson replaces, Mrs. Deborah Mayworth, who served as the law firm's para-legal, legal secretary and office manager for thirty years.