Tommy Hayes is an attorney running for 4th Judicial District Judge in Ouachita and Morehouse Parishes to restore confidence in our courts, provide greater accountability to the public and ensure fair and equal justice for all citizens.Born on October 25, 1978 in St. Francis Hospital,
Thomas “Tommy” Moore Hayes IV is a third-generation attorney and partner in the firm of Hayes, Harkey, Smith and Cascio, LLP, where he maintains a diverse civil litigation practice. Tommy has sought to ensure professionalism in the legal community by chairing an Attorney Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee for six years, overseeing complaints against attorneys and serving as president of the 4th JDC Bar Association. Tommy is currently the Second Vice President on the executive board of the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. In working with the Louisiana Bar Foundation, Tommy has served as the chairman for the Northeast Louisiana Community Partnership Panel since 2017, which solicits, reviews and recommends grant awards to advance civil legal aid in the region.
Tommy began his legal career in 2003, after graduating from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert School of Law and passing the Louisiana Bar Exam at age 24. He joined the New Orleans firm of Porteous, Hainkel and Johnson L.L.P. as an associate, and returned to Monroe in 2005, joining Hayes, Harkey, Smith and Cascio as an associate, becoming a partner in 2011. Prior to law school, he obtained his B.A. from the University of Richmond in 2000, majoring in English with a minor in Religion. He is a proud graduate of St. Frederick High School, where today he serves as the Chairman of the Endowment Advisory Board for the St. Frederick High School Dalton Endowment.
Tommy and his wife Meredith have been married since 2003, and today they are dedicated parents to their three boys, Thomas (age 11), Charlie (age 9) and Weston (age 5). The family is actively involved with Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, where Tommy serves as an usher and lector.
Outside of work, Tommy stays busy with his children’s sports activities, serving as their volunteer coach in baseball, soccer, basketball and tennis. Tommy is a lifelong avid tennis player and outdoorsman, and enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time.