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Hailey A. Wilkes

Associate
Legal Assistant
Lake Wiley804.956.2067
Paralegal
Erin Kirby804.956.2076
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Hailey Wilkes is a member of the firm’s Civil Defense Litigation group. She represents individuals and organizations in civil defense matters through all phases of state and federal litigation. She has experience trying bench and jury trials, counseling clients, interviewing and deposing witnesses, coordinating with experts and consultants, and negotiating settlements. Hailey received her B.S. from Utah Valley University (magna cum laude) and her J.D. from Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. Hailey is licensed in Virginia as well as Washington D.C. and Wyoming.

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    I am the baby!

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    I like to read all of the articles, but I especially enjoy the articles that highlight people doing kind things for others/strangers in their community.

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    I love to watch and/or play any kind of sport! I enjoy skiing and fishing as well as playing volleyball and football. My favorite sports team is the Green Bay Packers.

Education

  • George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School, J.D.
  • Utah Valley University, B.S. magna cum laude

Experience

  • Tried numerous personal injury cases to verdict, including both bench and jury trials in various Virginia state courts
  • Assisted as second-chair in litigation in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Negotiated multiple personal injury settlements
  • As a law clerk to a Circuit Court Judge in Fairfax County, briefed the Court on dispositive motions, including demurrers and pleas in bar, and managed the Court’s docket of civil matters

Affiliations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Wyoming State Bar
  • U.S.D.C., Western District of Virginia
  • U.S.D.C., Eastern District of Virginia
  • Richmond Bar Association (2021-Present)
  • Virginia Bar Association (2020-Present)
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (2020-Present)
  • Senior Notes Editor, George Mason Law Review (2018-2019)
  • Golden Key Honors Society (2011-2014)

Published Work

  • Hailey Wilkes, Reversible Error or Harmless Error Review?: The Consequence of Failing to Poll a
    Civil Jury After FRCP Rule 48(c), 26 GEO. MASON L. REV. 997 (2019)
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