William Thomas Hays was first admitted to the California Bar 11th January 1949, but is now no longer eligible to practice. William graduated from U of San Francisco SOL.

Lawyer Information

NameWilliam Thomas Hays
First Admitted11 January 1949 (75 years, 3 months ago)
StatusNot Eligible to Practice
Bar Number20286


Phone Number(949) 645-4841
Fax Number(949) 666-6797


Law SchoolU of San Francisco SOL (San Francisco CA)


Current AddressWilliam T. Hays
2129 Mariners Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660


1 July 2011Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA (12 years, 9 months ago)
23 August 1994Active (29 years, 8 months ago)
25 July 1994Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA (29 years, 9 months ago)
11 January 1949Admitted to The State Bar of California (75 years, 3 months ago)

Discipline Summaries

January 12, 2012

WILLIAM THOMAS HAYS [#20286], 89, of Newport Beach was suspended for three years, stayed, placed on three years of probation with an actual two-year suspension and until he makes restitution and proves his rehabilitation and he was ordered to take the MPRE and comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. The order took effect Jan. 12, 2012.

Hays stipulated to 69 counts of misconduct in 14 loan modification cases. In each case, he violated a state law that prohibits taking advance fees for offering to perform a mortgage loan modification. He also did not provide the required statement that individuals do not need to hire a third party to arrange for a loan modification, but can call lenders directly or use nonprofit housing counseling agencies.

Hays also charged illegal or unconscionable fees, failed to account for fees, release client files or keep clients informed of significant developments in their cases, and he practiced in jurisdictions (Nevada, Florida, Massachusetts and Virginia) where he was not admitted.

He agreed to pay $35,825 in restitution.

In mitigation, Hays had no discipline record in more than 62 years of practice.