Tim Hayes

Tim Hayes

Attorney & Founding Partner
(417) 862-5544

Tim Hayes is a cofounding partner of Bishop & Hayes. He dedicates his more than two decades of experience exclusively to auto accident recovery. Tim is as compassionate and caring toward his clients as he is aggressive about advocating for their rights to damages.


J.D., University of Missouri, Columbia School of Law, 1995

  • Dean’s List
  • Moot Court Competition, finalist

B.A., Evangel College, 1989

  • With honors
professional associations
  • Arkansas Bar Member since 1996
  • Missouri Bar Member since 1996
  • Kansas Bar Member since 1996


Tim began his legal career at a large firm, where he exclusively handled personal injury litigation and headed the firm’s personal injury law department. He quickly realized that representing the little guy was his calling.

The big-firm experience created the foundation for Tim’s knowledgeable work in the field of auto accident mediation and litigation. With an eye for developing a firm in which client interaction and hands-on involvement took priority, Tim partnered with Brad Bishop to establish Bishop & Hayes, a firm that exclusively helps auto accident victims.

Tim is committed to serve his clients, community, country and family. He is a U.S. Army Reserve JAG Corps officer and proudly served the United States during Operation Iraqi Freedom. As a child, Tim traveled with his parents on missionary projects with the Assemblies of God, a tradition he continues with his wife and four children, who are active members of Life Point Church.

Discuss Your Claim with Experienced Motor Vehicle Crash Lawyers

A serious car, truck, motorcycle or pedestrian crash can result in expensive auto repairs, injuries, disabilities and lost wages. You should not have to bear this burden. Bishop & Hayes, P.C. is here to help you recover damages from the at-fault driver and insurance companies. Your case evaluation is free and we handle your claim on contingency, so you do not pay us lawyers’ fees if we do not recover damages for your auto accident injuries. Schedule your first appointment at our Springfield, Joplin or Miami office for representation in Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas or Arkansas.

Get Legal Help, Fast.

If you've been injured due to another's negligence, you are entitled to compensation. At Bishop & Hayes you don't pay a dime unless we win your case. Our primary focus is auto accident law, which allows us to concentrate our efforts towards getting our clients the best results possible for our clients. 

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