ARKADELPHIA, Ark., June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association for Justice recently selected J.D. Hays, Jr., senior attorney at Taylor King Law, to take part in its 2016 Leadership Academy. Hays is one of 16 attorneys who were chosen from applicants across the nation. The Leadership Academy is now in its fourth year.
The AAJ Leadership Academy provides skills, techniques, and training for these members to become even more effective leaders in the legal profession and their communities. The Leadership Academy class will meet during both AAJ's spring and fall board meetings as well as its annual convention.
Hays, a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2010. He serves as a senior attorney in the Springdale location of Taylor King Law, an Arkansas personal injury firm.
"The AAJ Leadership Academy is a perfect fit for J.D., who comes to work each day not only to practice law, but to serve people," said firm founder Taylor King. "We are proud of the leader J.D. is becoming and the example of integrity he sets for young attorneys in Arkansas. He is helping to raise the standard of practice among his peers and to raise the public perception of our field," King said.
Hays is a member of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA), having served as Chair of the Membership Committee and the Board of Governors in 2015. He also serves within the Northwest Arkansas community, speaking in schools about distracted driving, judging law student trial competitions, and helping coach a local high school mock trial team. Hays and his wife live in Bentonville, Arkansas.
The Taylor King Law firm ranks as one of the largest personal injury firms in Arkansas with 17 attorneys and over 30 professional staff. In addition to Springdale, the firm has offices in Arkadelphia, North Little Rock, Jonesboro, Fort Smith, and West Memphis.
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SOURCE Taylor King Law