Mr. Haynes has been with Semmes, Bowen & Semmes since 1983 and has previously served on the Firm’s Management Committee, as Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Practice Group, and as Vice-Chairman of the Firm. He has extensive experience in the defense of cases for employers, insurers and self-insurers, with specialization in workers’ compensation matters. Mr. Haynes has handled numerous jury trials throughout the Circuit Courts of Maryland, as well as the United States District Court for Maryland. He has handled and argued cases before all Maryland appellate courts and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, including preparation of amicus curiae briefs in key cases for the insurance defense community. Mr. Haynes is the designated workers’ compensation counsel in Maryland for numerous national companies, hospitals, and medical care facilities. He is a frequent presenter at programs and seminars on workers’ compensation and insurance defense topics.
Mr. Haynes is a member the Board of Directors of the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Educational Association (MWCEA) and served as president of that organization in 2005. He has been recognized as a Maryland “Super Lawyer” by Baltimore Magazine and Maryland Super Lawyers Magazine annually since 2008.
Mr. Haynes achieved an A/V® rating from Martindale Hubbell®, the highest possible peer review rating for ethics and legal ability.
An avid lover of American history, Mr. Haynes is the author of two books about presidential nominating conventions. The first book, published in 2012, is entitled The First American Political Conventions: Transforming Presidential Nominations (1832-1872) and the second book, President-Making in the Gilded Age: The Nominating Conventions of 1876-1900, was published in 2016.
For more information about the books, go to americanpoliticalconventions.com.
- 1990, United States Supreme Court
- 1983, Maryland
- 1983, United States District Court for the District of Maryland
- 1983, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- University of Virginia (J.D., 1983)
- College of William & Mary (B.A., 1980)
Affiliations, Associations & Special Achievements
- Board Member, Maryland Workers’ Compensation Educational Association
- Maryland State Bar Association