Rayes is the Presiding Criminal Judge, whose assignments have included family
court, criminal court, special assignment in civil court, and complex civil.
Rayes is a former co-chairman of the Judicial College of Arizona, New Judge Orientation
Committee. He is an instructor and faculty member for the New Judge Orientation
Training Program, past board member of the Judicial College of Arizona, and the
past chairman of the Maricopa County Superior Court Mental Health Committee. Professor
Reyes serves as Chairman of the Town of El Mirage Judicial Selection and
Advisory Board and serves on the City of Phoenix Judicial Selection Advisory
Board. He has been a presenter for numerous CLE courses for the State Bar of
Arizona and is a faculty member of the Arizona College of Trial Advocacy.
served for three years in the Army JAG in Germany, where he defended soldiers
charged with felony offenses in courts martial. Professor Reyes was in private
practice in Phoenix for 19 years, and was a partner in the firm of McGroder,
Tryon, Heller and Rayes, focusing primarily on personal injury/ medical
malpractice and police disciplinary defense.