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L. Hayes Fuller, III

Of Counsel


Hayes Fuller is based in Naman Howell’s Waco office.

Mr. Fuller is Board Certified in Personal Injury and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and a Certified Third-Party Neutral for the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Waco Division. His practice frequently involves questions of federal and state, procedural and substantive law associated with the vehicular, insurance, premises liability, products liability, wrongful death, contract, intentional tort, toxic tort and business tort claims. During his career, he has been involved in defending complex, multi-party cases, including an industry-wide class action and toxic tort/asbestos cases. To date, he has tried approximately 55 cases to verdict and successfully mediated over 700 civil disputes.

He served as President of Naman Howell from 2013-2019.


Martindale Hubble AV Preeminent Attorney, 2023

Founders Award, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, 2022

Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters Legal, 2003 - 2006, 2012, 2014 - 2020

President’s Award, Texas Association of Defense Counsel, 1997

President’s Award, Young Lawyers Association, 1993


Civic & Professional

State Bar of Texas

Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee

American Bar Association

Texas Bar Foundation

Waco-McLennan County Bar Association

American Inns of Court

State Bar College (Texas)

Texas Association of Defense Counsel

Defense Research Institute

Association of Attorney – Mediators

American Board of Trial Advocates

Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, Emeritus

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Certifications & Specialties

Certifications & Specialties

Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization


  • State Bar of Texas, 1979
  • U.S. District Court of Northern, Eastern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 1979

Baylor University, B.A. in Political Science, 1976

  • magna cum laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa

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