Samuel G. Hayward

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Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Louisville, KY

Hayward & Hayward PLLC
 | 4036 Preston Hwy, Louisville, KY 40213
Phone: 502-366-6456
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012, 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%)


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Attorney Profile

Attorney Samuel G. Hayward is a member of Adams, Hayward, & Welsh, an employment law and personal injury firm in Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. Hayward focuses his practice on employment law, representing workers in Louisville and throughout Kentucky. He helps clients with a wide range of issues in employment law, including corporate severance agreements, unlawful discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, wage and hour violations, and wrongful termination.

Mr. Hayward has over 45 years of legal experience and has built a reputation as one of the top employment law attorneys in his state. His legal advice and service has helped hundreds of Kentucky workers after they have suffered unlawful treatment at work.

Mr. Hayward is deeply knowledgeable regarding many facets of employment law and strongly advocates for the rights of his clients under Kentucky and federal laws. He frequently tells clients that, despite widespread belief to the contrary, Kentucky has some of the strongest worker protections in the United States.

In recognition of his professionalism and high degree of ethics, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Mr. Hayward an AV Preeminent* peer review rating. This is the highest rating available from the organization.

Outside of the office, Mr. Hayward is active in professional organizations. He is a member of the Louisville Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association and the Kentucky Justice Association.

Mr. Hayward earned a bachelor’s degree from Norwich University. He received his law degree from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. He acquired his license to practice law in 1974, which made him eligible to appear before all Kentucky state courts.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Employment Litigation
  • 20%Employment & Labor
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment


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Super Lawyers: 2012, 2016 - 2020

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About Samuel Hayward

Admitted: 1974, Kentucky

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyers
  • Top Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Kentucky, 1974
  • Louisville Bar Association

Educational Background:

  • Norwich University, B.A., 1968
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Office Location for Samuel G. Hayward

4036 Preston Hwy
Louisville, KY 40213

Phone: 502-366-6456

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Last Updated: 3/27/2020

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