Donna-Marie Hayle

Donna-Marie Hayle is a partner and co-founder of Files Hayle.  Donna-Marie’s primary practice area is family law. She also regularly handles legal malpractice cases, bar grievance proceedings, and general litigation for her business clients.  Donna-Marie is a certified mediator and serves as a neutral in family and civil litigation matters.  She is also a trained and experienced guardian ad litem. 

After completing her undergraduate degree at Florida State University, Donna-Marie went on to graduate from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2012.  Since then, she has practiced primarily in the areas of family law, legal malpractice, and business litigation.

With over a decade of litigation experience, Donna-Marie has seen firsthand the impact contentious and extensive litigation can have on both her individual and business clients.  Because of that experience, Donna-Marie focuses on shielding her clients from the harmful effects litigation can have and advocating fiercely for what they deserve.

Donna-Marie lives in Kirkwood with her wife Monne and their two dogs, Pão & Queijo. 

“Litigation can be difficult.  Our job is to protect our clients, their interests, and their relationships while getting them the results they deserve.”

-Donna-Marie Hayle, Partner & Co-Founder


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D. 2012
  • Florida State University, B.S. 2009

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of Florida
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia


  • Certified Mediator
    • General Litigation
    • Domestic Relations
    • Domestic Violence
  • Guardian ad Litem


  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2016-2023
  • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division, Outstanding Service to the Profession, 2020
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 40 under 40, 2017


  • Stonewall Bar Association
    • Board Member 2024-Present
  • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section Executive Committee
    • Child Support Worksheet Hotline Chair, 2019-2020
    • Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member, 2019-2020
    • Member at Large, 2019-2020
    • State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division Leadership Team
      • Family Law Committee Co-Chair, 2019-2021
    • State Bar of Georgia, Leadership Academy, Class of 2020


      • State Bar of Georgia, Family Law Section
      • Stonewall Bar Association, Board Member 2024-Present
      • Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law Section
      • DeKalb Bar Association, Family Law Section

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