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Tim Hayes

Attorney & Founding Partner


Timothy Hayes has deep ties to the Ozarks. As the son of Assemblies of God Missionary/Evangelists, he came to Springfield to attend Evangel University where he met another Missionary kid, Janis, who became the love of his life. He went on to attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law where he was on the Dean’s List and was a Moot Court Competition award winner. Tim began his legal career at a large firm in the Pacific Northwest, where he exclusively handled personal injury claims and litigation. He quickly realized that representing the little guy was his calling. Tim and Janis returned to their roots in Springfield, MO to start Bishop and Hayes and raise their family of five kids. Tim and Jan’s children have gone on to graduate from Ozark High School, Kickapoo High School, New Covenant Academy, Glorio Deo School, Evangel University, and Missouri State University. Janis has taught science at both New Covenant and Glorio Deo and Tim has taught law as an Adjunct Professor at Evangel University. They are also active leaders at Connect Church in Springfield.

“Tim has been committed to serving his clients, his community, and people in need everywhere. After 9/11, Tim asked for an age waiver to join U.S. Army Reserve JAG Corps. He proudly served the United States during Operation Iraqi Freedom volunteering to go to Iraq during the surge. After 10 years as an officer in the U.S. Army, Tim’s passion for service has continued. With the help of local doctors, Convoy of Hope, The Warriors Journey, and Connect Church, Tim has led sixteen medical/aid missions into the war zones of Iraq, Syria, Burma, and Ukraine over the last eight years. Whether it is standing up to big insurance companies for the injured or delivering aid to difficult places, Tim will fight for those who need someone in their corner.

“His big-firm experience created the foundation for Tim’s knowledgeable work in the field of auto accident negotiation, meditation, 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. Bishop and Hayes clients always get a relationship with someone whose name is on the door and never an inexperienced associate. Auto accidents can create overwhelming difficulties for the injured. Tim and Brad love that they have created a law firm big enough to get excellent results but small enough that clients feel more like family than just a number.

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.


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

  • Dean’s List
  • Moot Court Competition, finalist

B.A., Evangel College, 1989

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