Griffith H. Hayes

Griffith H. Hayes

Griff has had extensive and significant experience in handling a wide variety of insurance defense matters over his 31 year career as a lawyer.  These matters include multi-party high exposure construction defect, personal injury, products liability, professional liability, premises liability, and commercial litigation.

Griff began his legal career in San Diego, California.  He practiced law for about 10 years with an insurance defense law firm that represented developers and general contractors in construction defect litigation, public entities in personal injury cases, and police officers sued for civil rights violations and excessive force.

For the last 21 years prior to joining Litchfield Cavo, Griff was a partner with an Orange County based insurance defense firm, and when the firm expanded, he served as managing partner of their Nevada office.  His practice has been almost exclusively devoted to handling southern and northern Nevada based matters for the last 15 years.


  • California Western School of Law, JD, 1984
  • University of California at San Diego, BA, 1981; political science


  • California
  • Nevada
  • United States District Courts: District of Nevada, Southern District of California, Central District of California