Haynes M. StudstillPartner
Haynes Maier Studstill was born and raised in Rome, Georgia. She attended Darlington School and graduated high school from the Culver Academies in Culver, Indiana in 1994. She graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville in 1998.
Haynes spent several years as a journalist following college. She worked at WRC-TV (the NBC affiliate station) in Washington, D.C. and WSMV Channel 4 in Nashville, Tennessee, and then went on to become the Life Editor of The Brunswick News in Brunswick, Georgia. This experience in the print industry, combined with her love for riding horses, led her to Fort Worth, Texas where she worked for the Cowboy Publishing Group’s online presence, Horsecity.com, as well as its print publications Quarter Horse News and Barrel Horse News. After several years in the journalism industry, she decided to pursue a legal career.
Haynes graduated magna cum laude from Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, Georgia, where she finished in the top 7% of her graduating class and nominated to the role of Editor-in-Chief of the Mercer Law Review. During law school, she clerked for the Honorable C. Ashley Royal in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia in Macon, and for King & Spalding, LLP in Atlanta. She was also awarded a Faculty Award for Outstanding Legal Writing and inducted into the Brainerd Currie Honor Society.
After graduation from law school, Haynes and her husband, Justin Studstill, moved to Atlanta where Haynes continued working at King & Spalding, LLP. In 2009, Haynes and Danny partnered to form the Studstill Firm, LLP with offices in Macon, where Haynes was headquartered for 3 years, Nashville, and Valdosta, her current home. Haynes and Justin have three children and enjoy living in South Georgia where they spend their free time hunting with their son, Tyler, and riding horses with their daughters, Lauren Alden and Annalee.
Haynes devotes her entire practice to helping injury victims in the wake of accidents or tragedies and is confident that this dedicated focus is beneficial to her clients.
J.D. (Magna Cum Laude), Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law , 2007
- Brainerd Currie Honor Society, Faculty Award - Outstanding Legal Writing
- Mercer Law Review, Editor in Chief, 2005-2007
B.S., Human & Organizational Development (Cum Laude), Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee , 1998
Jurisdictions Admitted to PracticeGeorgia, 2007
Georgia Court of Appeals, 2008
Supreme Court of Georgia, 2008
U.S. District Court Middle District of Georgia, 2008
U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2008
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
State Bar of Georgia
Macon Bar Association
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
American Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Valdosta Bar Association
- Rated 10.0/10.0 Superb, AVVO
- Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine
- Rising Star, Georgia Super Lawyers
- Holy Moses: What Do We Do With the Ten Commandments, 57 Mercer L. Rev. 645 (2006)
- Member, Verdict Board, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
Past Employment Positions
- King & Spalding, LLP, Associate, 2007-2009
- The Hon. C. Ashley Royal, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, Summer Clerk, 2005