A native of Houston, Texas, he graduated from the University of Houston Law Center in 1956, and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas on April 23, 1956.He has been involved in landmark cases such as The State of Texas v. John Hill (a basis for the book Blood and Money), and the notorious T. Cullen Davis murder and later solicitation of murder trials in Fort Worth, Texas, both of which ended in acquittals. He also represented Morganna, a.k.a. "The Kissing Bandit" and Vickie Daniel, who was the wife of Price Daniel, Jr..
At a late 1970s American Bar Association seminar in New York, Mr. Haynes explained how to plead in the alternative:
Say you sue me because you say my dog bit you. Well, now this is my defense:
- My dog doesn't bite.
- And second, in the alternative, my dog was tied up that night.
- And third, I don't believe you really got bit.
- And fourth, I don't have a dog.
Haynes resides in and practices law in Houston.
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