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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Warsaw, NC

Hayes S. Ludlum
Ludlum Law Firm
404 North Pine Street, PO Box 711
Warsaw, NC 28398
T:Work 910-293-2000
F: Fax910-293-2200
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012, 2016
Licensed Since: 2005
Education: Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (70%), General Litigation (20%), State, Local & Municipal (10%)


Hayes is a 2002 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and earned his J.D. in 2005 from Campbell University. Hayes practices with his father, Garrett Ludlum, with offices in Warsaw and Clinton. Though Ludlum Law Firm is a general practice firm, 70 percent of Hayes' practice is dedicated to criminal defense. Hayes handles all types of felony, misdemeanor, and traffic cases in Duplin County and Sampson County. In addition, Hayes is a member of the Federal CJA panel for the Eastern District of North Carolina and is admitted to all three North Carolina Federal District Courts.   Hayes has served the Fourth Judicial District Bar as Vice President (2007-2008) and President (2008-2009). A small portion of Hayes' practice is devoted to general civil litigation and municipal law. Ludlum Law Firm represents four municipalities in Duplin County.

In November 2012, Hayes was certified by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a specialist in State Criminal Law.   

Years of Selection

Rising Stars: 2012, 2016

About Hayes Ludlum

Admitted: 2005, North Carolina

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Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Specialist in State Criminal Law, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Admitted to Federal CJA panel for the Eastern District Of North Carolina, 2015
Last Updated: 8/13/2015
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