Honorable Debra R. Hayes

District Court Judge, Department 6, Courtroom 5


  • Current Assignment: Misdemeanors A - I
  • First Elected: November 2006
  • Judicial Assistant: Katherine Fernandez, 509-477-2968
  • Judicial Secretary: 509-477-2901


Career Highlights


  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Spokane County: 1999 - 2006
  • District Court Acting Presiding Judge: 2011
  • District Court Judge, Spokane County: 2006 - Present
  • District Court Presiding Judge: 2011 - 2013


Professional Affiliations & Committees


  • American Judges Association: 2006 - 2007
  • District and Municipal Court Judges Association: 2006 - Present
  • District and Municipal Court Judges Legislative Committee: 2010
  • District and Municipal Court Judicial Spring Conference Committee: 2010
  • Spokane Community College Paralegal Advisory Board: 2007 - Present
  • Spokane County Bar Association CLE Presenter: 2006
  • Spokane County Bar Association: 2005 - Present
  • Spokane County Court Security Committee: 2006 - Present
  • Spokane County Domestic Violence Consortium: 1999 - 2006
  • Spokane District Municipal Safety Committee, Chair: 2006 - Present
  • Spokane Traffic Safety Commission: 2006 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association CLE Presenter: 2005
  • Washington State Bar Association: 1999 - 2006
  • Washington State Commission on Family Violence: 2005 - 2006
  • Washington State Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board: 2009
  • Washington Women Lawyers, Spokane Division: 2000 - 2006


Education


  • Eastern Washington University, BA Pre-Law and Government Degree
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, JD
  • Spokane Community College, Associate in Paralegal Degree

Civic Involvement


  • Big Brothers and Sisters: 1999 - Present
  • East Valley High School, Civics Guest Speaker: 2007
  • Executive Women's Business Association Guest Speaker: 2008
  • Glover Middle School, Civics Guest Speaker: 2009
  • Havermale Alternative School, Court Presentation: 2009
  • Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Program: 2006 - 2008
  • Kiwanis, Spokane Division: 2006 - Present
  • Lewis and Clark High School, Civics Guest Speaker: 2008
  • Spokane Women of Rotary: 2006 - Present