Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Class and Collective Action Litigation
  • Construction


Education

University of Virginia School of Law

  • J.D. 2013
  • Bracewell & Giuliani Best Brief Award Winner
  • Virginia Environmental Law Journal: Editorial Board
  • Mentor, Virginia Law Women

Vanderbilt University

  • B.A. English, Psychology 2006, cum laude

 


Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Georgia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia

HAILEY P. BARNETT

Hailey represents businesses in a variety of commercial disputes, with particular expertise in the area of construction litigation. Hailey has represented power utilities, telecommunications companies, real estate developers, and construction subcontractors, among others, in federal and state courts.

Before joining KCO, Hailey spent several years as an associate at a large Atlanta-based law firm, as a member of its top-tier construction litigation practice. There, Hailey gained experience representing owners, contractors, and suppliers in construction disputes involving delay and defect claims, breach of contract claims, and mechanics lien claims. In addition to her construction practice, Hailey also has experience litigating complex commercial claims.

Hailey received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and her bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University. Before law school, Hailey worked as a paralegal at a boutique litigation firm in Washington, D.C.

  • Represented leading boiler designer and manufacturer in multi-party arbitration involving claims related to supply and erection of 700 MW Benson OTU boiler.
  • Recovered a multimillion-dollar claim for damages on behalf of a utility against a supplier and distributer of parts to a power plant.
  • Represented a producer of surveying and geomatics equipment in defending claims related to the termination of a distribution agreement.
  • Defended a piping and insulation subcontractor against construction delay claims.
  • Represented a manufacturer and installer of stadium seating seeking to recover payment for work performed.
  • Represented a telecommunications company in defending a lien claim asserted by an electrical subcontractor.