Hayleigh’s practice focuses on appeals and complex civil litigation. Her experience includes state and federal litigation, internal investigations, and government and regulatory matters. Southwest Super Lawyers recognized her as a “Rising Star” in civil litigation. Outside of the office, she serves as the Membership Chair for the Phoenix Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and sits on the Camelback East Village Planning Committee.
Hayleigh also contributes to the Arizona Appeals content for Practical Law (with Eric M. Fraser) and writes for the AzAPP blog. Her article, Going for Broke: Arizona’s Legal Protection of Public Pension Benefits, was recently cited in a dissenting opinion of the Arizona Supreme Court.
Before joining Osborn Maledon, Hayleigh clerked for the Honorable Mary M. Schroeder of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and spent several years training horses. While in law school, she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Arizona State Law Journal and was active in the Women Law Students’ Association.
When she isn’t practicing law, Hayleigh enjoys hiking with her dogs, Bunny and Duck, riding horses, and sample day at Costco.
Select Representative Matters
- Appeal challenging the scope of a municipal Board of Adjustment’s statutory authority in a zoning dispute (Ariz. Ct. App.)
- Appeal in an action alleging unlawful impairment of public pension benefits under the Arizona Constitution (Ariz. Ct. App.)
- Petition for certiorari in an immigration case raising administrative law issues (featured as “Petition of the Day” on SCOTUSBlog) (U.S.)
Complex Civil Litigation
- Breach of contract action for unlawful early termination of five-year service agreement (D. Ariz.)
- Land use dispute involving claims for eminent domain and challenge to mining rights under development agreement (Maricopa Cty. Sup. Ct.)
- Lawsuits challenging pension reforms as unconstitutional impairment of public retirement benefits (Maricopa Cty. Sup. Ct., pending in Ariz. Ct. App.)
- Free-speech challenge to public accommodations law (Maricopa Cty. Sup. Ct.)