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Judge Douglas RAYES
Judge Douglas RAYES Current Assignment: Civil Department
Assignment History:
Department: Complex Civil Calendar 
Year: 1/2013 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Criminal Presiding Judge 
Year: 6/2010 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Complex Civil Calendar 
Year: 6/2008 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Special Assignment Calendar/Civil 
Year: 4/2006 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Criminal 
Year: 7/2002 
Location: Phoenix 
Department: Family Court 
Year: 4/2000 
Location: Phoenix 
Work History:
2000 - Present:  Judge, Superior Court in Maricopa County 
1989 - 2000:  Partner, Tryon, Heller & Rayes 
1982 - 1989:  Partner, McGroder, Tryon, Heller & Rayes 
1979 - 1982:  Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Army  
  • J.D., cum laude, 1978, Arizona State University
  • Bachelor of Science, cum laude, Engineering, 1975, Arizona State University
  • Charirman of the Judicial College of Arizona, Orientation Committee
  • Instructor and Faculty member of new judge orientation training program
  • Past Chairman of the Maricopa County Court Mental Health Committee
  • Past Board Member of the Judicial College of Arizona
  • Adjunct Professor at ASU College of Law
  • Chairman of the Town of El Mirage Judicial Selection and Advisory Board
  • Presenter CLE Courses, State Bar of Arizona
  • Member of the Arizona Supreme Court Commission on Victims in the Courts, October 2010 – March 2012
  • City of Phoenix Judicial Selection Advisory Board
  • 2011 Judge of the Year by the American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member of the Sandra Day O’Connor Inn of Court
  • Maricopa County Superior Court Veterans’ Court Committee
  • A member of the Court Leadership Institute of Arizona
  • Co-Chairman of the Veterans’ Court for Maricopa County
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