Gary Martin Hays is not only a successful lawyer but a nationally
recognized safety advocate who educates 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 ABC, CBS, NBC and
FOX affiliates. He has appeared on more than 110 radio stations, including
the Georgia News Network, discussing legal topics and providing safety tips
to families. He hosts “Georgia Behind the Scenes” on the CW Atlanta TV
Network and has been quoted in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, and
featured on more than 250 online sites, including, CBS
News’, the Boston Globe, the Miami Herald, and The New
York Daily News.
He’s also co-author of the bestselling books Trendsetters: The World’s Leading
Experts Reveal Top Trends to Help You Achieve Health, Wealth and Success,
Champions: Knockout Strategies for Health, Wealth and Success, and
Sold: The World’s Leading Real Estate Experts Reveal the Secrets to Selling
Your Home for Top Dollar In Record Time.
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 in Macon, Georgia. His legal accomplishments include being a
member of the prestigious Multi Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum, a society
limited to attorneys who have received a settlement or verdict of at least
$2 million. He has been recognized in Atlanta Magazine as one of Georgia’s
top workers’ compensation lawyers, as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers
in Georgia by the American Trial Lawyers Association, and 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 more than 27,000 victims and their
families recover more than $235 million.
In 2008, Gary started the non-profit organization Keep Georgia Safe, with the
mission to provide safety education and crime prevention training in Geor129
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gia. The organization has trained more than 80 state and local law enforcement
officers in CART (Child Abduction Response Teams) so first responders
will know what to do in the event a child is abducted in Georgia. Gary has
completed Child Abduction Response Team training with the National Amber
Alert program through the U.S. Department of Justice. He’s a certified
instructor in the radKIDS curriculum. His law firm has given away 1,000
bicycle helmets and 14 college scholarships.
To learn more about Gary Martin Hays, visit
To find out more about Keep Georgia Safe, please visit or call (770) 934-8000.