Joe Hayes, recently retired attorney and former Senior Partner of the law firm of Stevens & Hayes, who enjoyed a tenure as one of Coldwater, Michigan’s prominent attorneys. He has served on the Board of Directors of Alliance Foods, Inc. since 1991.

Joe obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Western Michigan University (1975) and graduated with his Juris Doctor from Wayne State University (1978). He was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in 1978. Joe is the former Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Branch County, Michigan (for 3 years), and thereafter practiced law in the private sector for 36 years; his legal specialties included business law, real estate law, hospital law, civil litigation and criminal law.

Joe is a member of the Michigan Bar Association, Past-President of the Branch County Bar Association, a member and Past-President of the Coldwater Rotary Club, a Past-President of the Coldwater Little League, and a Past-President of the Coldwater Country Club. Joe has also served on the Board of Directors of various community organizations in the Coldwater area. He has been actively involved in youth sports to include coaching youth baseball, basketball and football teams, and serving as the assistant coach for Coldwater High School’s JV and Varsity girls basketball teams. Joe spends his fall Friday nights as the clock/scoreboard operator for the Coldwater High School varsity football team.

Being retired, Joe also now has more time to enjoy golfing, pickleball, boating, biking, and traveling, and especially enjoys spending more time with his wife (Kathy) and their 3 sons and 6 grandchildren.