James Hays Mathis Jr.

J. Hays Mathis is an Associate who manages the firm’s Destin office. He represents individuals and businesses in general civil litigation, probate litigation, and catastrophic injury litigation. He has litigated cases from inception through trial verdict. Hays is a native of Shalimar, Florida and he resides in Destin, Florida. He is a graduate of Choctawhatchee High School, and he received his Bachelor’s degree at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where he earned All-American honors playing college football. Hays obtained his Juris Doctor degree at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida, and he has been practicing law in the state of Florida since 2007.

Hays is admitted to all Florida State Courts, the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the Federal Northern District of Florida, and the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida.


Rhodes College

  • B.A.
  • Major: History
  • Football, Track, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Florida Coastal School of Law

  • J.D. (2006)
Bar Membership
  • Florida (2007)
Professional Associations
  • Escambia County-Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • Okaloosa County Bar Association
  • Walton County Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Bar Association

Email: jhm@beggslane.com
Direct: (850) 650-4747

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