Legal Experts, Gary Martin Hays and Derek Hays, Hit Amazon Best-Seller List

Gary Martin Hays and Derek Hays, personal injury experts, recently hit six separate best-seller lists with “Consumer’s Advocate” book.

Orlando, Fla. March 25, 2013– Gary Martin Hays and Derek Hays, partners at the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates, P.C., joined a select group of the world’s leading legal experts to co-write the book titled, “Consumer’s Advocate: Today’s Leading Attorney’s Share Their Secrets on Finding Justice For Those Who’ve Been Wronged and Protecting Those In The Right!” The book was released by CelebrityPress™ – a leading business book publisher.

“Consumer’s Advocate” was released on Thursday, March 21st and top advice and practices from the leading legal experts from across the country that has been crucial to their success as a lawyer.  Gary Martin Hays and Derek Hays contributed a chapter titled “The Mourning After: Helping Families Cope After a Drunk Driving Wreck.”

On the day of release, “Consumer’s Advocate” reached best-seller status in six categories – The book reached best-seller status in the Personal Injury Law, Health Law, Specialties, Health and Medical Law, Criminal Law and Law categories.

Gary Martin Hays is not only a successful lawyer, but is a nationally recognized safety advocate who works tirelessly to educate our families and children on issues ranging from bullying to internet safety to abduction prevention.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation.  Gary has been seen on countless television stations, including CNN’s Headline News, ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX affiliates.  He has appeared on over 110 radio stations, including the Georgia News Network, discussing legal topics and providing safety tips to families. He has hosted “Georgia Behind The Scenes” on the CW Atlanta TV Network and has been quoted in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and featured on over 250 online sites including, CBS News’s, the Boston Globe, The Miami Herald, The New York Daily News, and The Miami Herald.

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 27,000 victims and their families recover over $235 Million dollars.

Derek M. Hays is a partner in the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates, P.C.  He has been with the firm since 1996 and specializes in personal injury and wrongful death claims.  He is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (GTLA).  He has been selected by the American Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Georgia every year since 2006.  He was voted as a “Best Lawyer in Duluth, Georgia” by Legal Force Media Publications.

Gary Martin Hays and Derek Hays are both members of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum which is limited to attorneys that have achieved single verdicts and/or settlements in excess of a million dollars.  He is They are also a members of The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for single verdicts and/or settlements in excess of $2 million dollars.  Fewer than 1% of all U.S. attorneys are members of these prestigious groups.

In his many years of practice, Derek has had verdicts and/or settlements published online or in print by Westlaw, Lexus/Nexus, Case Metrix and Verdicts magazine.  He has successfully litigated, mediated, and/or settled thousands of cases in many of the counties throughout the state of Georgia.  He has obtained millions of dollars for his clients in cases ranging from car wrecks to dog bites.  He has fought winning battles against all of the major automobile insurance companies throughout the Southeast.  While the majority of cases have originated in Georgia, he has also handled cases in Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, California, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Florida, New York, etc. He is sworn into all State and Superior Courts in Georgia, Georgia Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of Georgia, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

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.

The book showcases the skills of the Celebrity Experts® in many areas of legal defense as they willingly advise and share their legal knowledge.

From CelebrityPress®:

Advocates have been around as long as recorded history. The fact that advocates have remained a fixture in civilized society is a testimony to the role they have played and continue to play. The lawyer’s premier role has been that of advocate. When citizens or the exploited in this country need the protection of the law, the first group to whom they turn to uphold their beliefs and innocence, or to look for redress, is the legal profession. The lawyer’s skill, and knowledge of the law in arguing a case are paramount. The Celebrity Experts® showcased in this book have proven their skills in many areas of legal defense, and willingly advise and share their legal knowledge with you. The Celebrity Experts® herein are ready, willing and able to defend those in need, your rights and mine – they are truly Consumer’s Advocates.

After such a successful release, Gary Martin Hays and Derek Hays will be recognized by The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors®, an organization that honors authors from many of the leading independent best-sellers lists.

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About Gary Martin Hays and Derek Hays:

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 of 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.  Gary and his wife have 3 daughters and live in Duluth, Georgia.

Derek is the father of two children and is very active in his church, the community, various charities, and his children’s school.  He has served his church in many capacities from serving on committees to serving Communion on Sunday morning.  In the community, he has coached his kids in football, basketball, softball, soccer, and baseball.  He was voted in as the Director of Baseball for his local county park with several hundred children involved in the programs.  He has volunteered and/or raised money for The American Cancer Society, Keep Georgia Safe, Dream House for Medically Fragile Children, Family Promise, Boy Scouts of America, and the United Methodist Children’s Home.

About Celebrity Press™:

Celebrity Press™ is a leading business, health and wellness book publisher that publishes books from thought leaders around the world. Celebrity Press™ has published books alongside Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, Dan Kennedy, Dr. Ivan Misner, Robert Allen and many of the biggest experts across diverse fields.  CelebrityPress™ has helped launch over 500 best-selling authors to date.



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