July 19, 2019

Patrick H. Hayes Appointed to 12th Judicial District Court

On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, the governor’s office announced Governor Hickenlooper’s appointment of Patrick H. Hayes to the district court bench in the Twelfth Judicial District. Hayes will fill a vacancy created by HB 15-1034, effective July 1, 2015.

Currently, Hayes is a county court judge in Rio Grande County, where he was appointed in 2011. He is also a Division 3 Water Referee. Prior to his appointment to the Rio Grande County Court, Hayes was in private practice at Hayes Law, P.C., where he practiced criminal defense. Hayes also served as Chief Deputy District Attorney in the San Luis Valley and was the juvenile court magistrate in Rio Grande County. He received his law degree, summa cum laude, from Oklahoma City University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Cameron University.

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  1. Mark Dolan says:

    To the Honorable Judge Hayes:

    Scooter, you made it from beat cop in Lawton to District Judge. Way to go. I am retired in a lake home on lake Wabaunsee in Alma, KS. Worked for Cessna Aircraft then Mercedes out of Germany. All Federal work in labor relations, negotiating labor contracts, arbitrations, EEOC, ADA, etc.



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