Hon. Douglas Rayes

U.S. District Court, D. Ariz., Phoenix, AZ

Judge Rayes is a U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Arizona. From 2000 until 2014, he was a judge in the Maricopa County Superior Court where he presided over cases in Family, Complex Civil, and Criminal Courts. From 2010 through 2012, he was the Presiding Criminal Judge. Judge Rayes co-chaired the Veterans Court for the Maricopa County Superior Court. He helped create an e-search warrant procedure for the Superior Court. Judge Rayes served on the Commission on Victims in the Court, the Capital Case Oversight Committee, the Court Leadership Institute of Arizona, and was a member of the Statewide Judicial Performance Review Commission. From 1982 until 2000, he was a partner in the firm of McGroder, Tryon, Heller and Rayes, later Tryon, Heller and Rayes. Judge Rayes was in the Army JAGC from 1979 until 1982, assigned to the Third Armored Division in Frankfurt, Germany.