He received a B.A. with honors from the University of Wyoming and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan in 1982. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army, including a tour as tank company commander. Prior to joining Ireland Stapleton, he was with the firm of Gorsuch, Kirgis, Campbell, Walker and Grover from 1982 – 1986 and joined Morrison and Foerster in 1986, becoming a litigation partner in 1990. Mr. Haynes was with Pryor, Carney and Johnson and Pryor, Johnson, Montoya, Carney and Karr between 1993 – 2005 where he served as head of the firm’s commercial litigation practice.