Christopher J. Hayes

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Borowsky & Hayes LLP
 | 101 Mission Street, Suite 1640
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-263-9575
Fax: 415-896-0600
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005, 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (30%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • German,
  • French
Attorney Profile

As a partnering attorney with the Borowsky & Hayes LLP law firm in San Francisco, California, Christopher J. Hayes focuses his practice on complex business and commercial litigation, commercial insurance litigation, securities litigation, real estate litigation, employment law, construction litigation, and personal injury litigation. Serving both commercial clients and private individuals throughout California, Mr. Hayes provides the high-quality, personalized attention his clients deserve in order to deliver the results they expect.

At the firm, Mr. Hayes has been instrumental in obtaining numerous successful verdicts on behalf of his clients. Of note, he helped secure almost $5 million in partial recovery for 60 named plaintiffs in an ongoing federal securities lawsuit, and he recovered $900,000 for a client in an insurance coverage action. Additionally, he has successfully represented numerous health care and legal professionals and employees in other industries with their workplace-related claims, including wrongful terminations, medical staff privilege suspensions and more.

Mr. Hayes graduated from Stanford University in 1991 with a degree in political science. He then attended University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1996. While in law school, he was the technical editor and served on the executive board for the Hastings Law Journal as well as on the Moot Court Board.

In addition to practicing before all state and appellate courts in California, Mr. Hayes also practices before the Supreme Court of California as well as all U.S. District Courts in the state. He is also admitted to practice before the District of Columbia Superior Court and Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Hayes also serves as the Chancellor (outside general counsel) of The Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California, serving as legal advisor to the Bishop and senior governing bodies of the Diocese, which includes Grace Cathdral and some 80 other Episcopal churches in the Bay Area. Mr. Hayes also serves in several capacities at the church-wide level of The Episcopal Church.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (50%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Employment & Labor (30%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law

Insurance Coverage (20%): Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Insurance Defense

Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Insurance Defense

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005, 2017 - 2019

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About Christopher Hayes

Admitted: 1996, California

Professional Webpage: http://borowsky.com/lawyer/Christopher-J.-Hayes_cp11959.htm

Honors/Awards:

  • Moot Court Board, University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California Supreme Court, 1996
  • State Bar of California, 1996
  • United States Supreme Court, 2005
  • Bar of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 2018
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1996
  • Appellate courts in California, 1996
  • United States District Court in Northern District of California, 1996
  • United States District Court in Central District of California, 1998
  • United States District Court in Southern District of California, 1999
  • United States District Court in Eastern District of California, 2000

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Episcopal Chancellors Network, Board of Directors
  • The Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California, Chancellor
  • Grace Cathedral in San Francisco
  • American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, Board of Directors

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Madden v. Cowen & Co (9th Cir. 2009) 576 F.3d 957, 2014
  • Madden v. Cowen & Co. (9th Cir. 2009) 576 F.3d 957, 2009
  • Listrom v. Columbia-San Leandro Hospital, 1999

Educational Background:

  • Stanford University, A.B., Majors: Political Science, Minor: Physics, 1991

Industry Groups

  • Churches
  • Health Care
Office Location for Christopher J. Hayes

101 Mission Street
Suite 1640
San Francisco, CA 94105

Phone: 415-263-9575

Fax: 415-896-0600

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Last Updated: 2/15/2019

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