Steven T. Hayes

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Automobile Liability
  • Bad Faith
  • Construction Litigation
  • Toxic Torts

Attorney Steven Hayes’ practice focuses on civil litigation, including the defense of product liability, transportation, toxic tort, insurance bad faith and construction litigation.

For more than a decade, Mr. Hayes has represented the interests of several national automobile insurers in all of Rhode Island’s courts. This portion of his practice has incorporated all aspects of civil defense litigation, from the inception of a case through an appellate end point. It has included arbitrations, mediations, trials, and appeals. It has involved managing the efficiency of a high volume of automobile negligence cases and achieving consistently favorable results.

Mr. Hayes’ legal career began representing the various entities that comprise one of Rhode Island’s largest religious institutions. The practice involved a wide variety of matters, including employment matters, special education rights, and clergy abuse litigation.


Roger Williams University Law School, 1998 Top 10% ; Boston College, 1993

Bar Admissions 

United States Supreme Court, United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Supreme Court

Professional Associations

Rhode Island Bar Association (Insurance Committee), Defense Counsel of Rhode Island, DRI, Moses Brown School Alumni Association and Boston College Varsity Club.