Dale is a second generation Las Vegan and his son Tripp is third generation. Dale graduated from Durango High School and received a golf/athletic scholarship from Point Loma Nazarene College. Dale started as a true freshman and played in several collegiate tournaments. In 2001, Dale graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. In 2004, he received his Juris Doctor Degree, graduating in the top third of his class from the William S. Boyd School of Law. While at Boyd, Dale practiced as a student attorney with the Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic. Dale was involved in various criminal defenses ranging from drug possession to grand theft.
Prior to starting The Hayes Law Firm, Dale served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Stewart L. Bell. After law school, Dale attended numerous higher education courses for attorneys including the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s Deposition Skills and Trial Skills courses. Dale spent his first five+ years in practice at one of Nevada’s most prestigious civil law firms. While there, Dale focused his practice on real estate litigation, contract disputes and personal injury litigation (both plaintiff and defense work). Dale is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National College for DUI Defense, Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, Clark County Bar Association, Nevada State Bar, Nevada Bar Association, Nevada Justice Association and Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Dale is a Founding Member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association. Dale is also a Board Member of both the Southern Nevada Junior Golf Association as well as the Spanish Trail Country Club.