William Hayes
The Hayes Law Firm

729 Mission St. #300
South Pasadena, CA 91030
TEL: (626) 403-2292

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About The Hayes Law Firm
The Hayes Law Firm is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. With offices in South Pasadena and Los Angeles, our mission is to provide residents throughout Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing the important issues that concern you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. Visit our online Estate Planning Information Center to obtain timely, quality information on estate planning and related issues, including complimentary issues of our Special Reports and Estate Planning News articles. Call to register to attend our FREE Estate Planning Seminars or to set up an appointment to discuss without charge, your estate planning needs.

About William Hayes

As an attorney in private practice in Los Angeles County, California William Hayes provides extensive estate and tax planning services to individuals and businesses in Los Angeles, Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank and surrounding communities. Attorney Hayes’ primary focus is to help clients avoid probate, protect their assets, and provide for the security of their loved ones with a well-crafted estate plan. He believes in giving each client the time needed to explain his or her needs and wishes and then dedicates his efforts toward making the client’s desires clear in their final estate plan.

Clients of The Hayes Law Firm have often commented upon the warmth and friendliness they experience while at the firm because Attorney Hayes strives to provide an office environment where clients feel comfortable as they go through the very personal process of planning for the care, maintenance and distribution of the assets which they have spent a lifetime accumulating. Indeed, the proper, custom-tailored planning and administration of his clients’ estates is just as important to him as it is to the families it affects.

Attorney Hayes is aware of the growing importance of estate planning and as an active member of the Los Angeles County and Pasadena community, dedicates part of his time to educating the public about the importance of planning for when they’re gone or unable to care for themselves. Consequently, Attorney Hayes speaks throughout Los Angeles on the topics of estate planning, business planning, and asset protection on behalf of many civic and community organizations, non-profits, churches and social groups. In addition, he has had speaking engagements sponsored by well established banking institutions, insurance companies, and financial services groups.


In addition to his busy practice helping clients secure the peace of mind that comes from having a well-crafted estate plan in place, attorney Hayes is a volunteer for the Los Angeles Superior Court Conservatorship Program and is an authorized speaker throughout the Los Angeles area for the California State Bar on estate planning subjects. He is the author of the Contracts, Business Entities and Trusts section of the book, “Wealth Is Possible” by financial planner and church bishop, Rick Johnson and a member of the exclusive American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys.


Attorney Hayes earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was a member of its prestigious and selective Law Review as well as a member of the Moot Court Honors Program. As a Senior Editor of the Law Review, he published a well-received article entitled, “Jury Selection and the Equal Protection Clause”. While in law school, he also gained national recognition for a private interview that he conducted with the late United States Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall.


Attorney Hayes lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife Pamela.

About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys

The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. Since 1993, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.