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J. Darin Hayes

Representing Injured Victims for More Than 40 Years
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J. Darin Hayes Attorney


Darin Hayes joined Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC in March of 2002. Darin's primary focus is on cases that involve catastrophic injurieswrongful death, and healthcare-related negligence.

Over the course of his career, Darin has secured numerous six- and seven-figure verdicts and many large but confidential settlements for clients injured as a result of auto accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, and other causes.

Previous Work Experience & Courts Admitted to Practice

Prior to joining Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC, Darin worked for a prominent Wichita defense firm. His experience gained from working for the "other side" has served to bolster his abilities to strategically attack and defuse common defense tactics employed to harm his clients' cases.

Darin holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy, with honors, from the University of Texas and a Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law. He is admitted to practice in state and local courts throughout Kansas, including the Supreme Court of Kansas, and in the United States District Courts for the District of Kansas and the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Darin is also licensed in the state of Missouri.

Awards & Memberships

Darin's professional affiliations include the Kansas Association for Justice, the Kansas Bar Association, and the Wichita Bar Association. Darin has been selected to Kansas Super Lawyers® and has been recognized as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer" by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

In November of 2013, Mr. Hayes was recognized by the Wichita Business Journal as Lawyer of the Year for plaintiff personal injury litigation. In 2015, Mr. Hayes was selected to the Best Lawyers of Kansas by the Best Lawyers in America. In 2016, Mr. Hayes was awarded "Lawyer of the Year - Medical Malpractice Law" by Best Lawyers. In 2021, Mr. Hayes was recognized as Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation by Best Lawyers.

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Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Cir.


B.A. University of Texas, 1990
J.D. University of Kansas, 1994

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