Michele F. Hayes, Associate

Ms. Hayes is an associate in the Litigation Department at Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP, concentrating her practice in general commercial litigation, professional liability, insurance coverage and property insurance law in Maryland, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.

Ms. Hayes previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable Yolanda A. Tanner of the Baltimore City Circuit Court in Baltimore, MD.

Ms. Hayes is a member of the American Bar Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, and the Bar Association of Baltimore City’s Membership and Public Service Committees. She is also a member of Maryland Defense Counsel and DRI, a bar association of defense attorneys.

Honors & Awards

  • Maryland Super Lawyers, Rising Star List in Civil Litigation, 2019
  • Living Classrooms Foundation’s 2018 Rising Stars Program

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2016
  • District of Columbia, 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 2017
  • Pennsylvania, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania , 2019
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 2018


  • University of Maryland School of LawBaltimore, MD
    J.D., 2015
  • University of MarylandCollege Park, MD
    B.A., Psychology and Sociology, 2012


  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
    Young Lawyers Section
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
    Membership Committee
    Public Service Committee
  • Maryland Defense Council, Inc.
  • DRI