Judge David Haws has been licensed to practice law in Arizona since 1989. He began his legal career as an associate at Fennemore Craig in Phoenix, where he spent two years in civil and commercial litigation. He joined the Yuma County Attorney’s Office in 1991, where he focused exclusively on criminal prosecution for the past 20 years. He also has jury trial and appellate court experience.
Judge Haws has been a volunteer coach for youth basketball and baseball in the City of Yuma for the past 12 years. Additionally, he serves as a Board member for the Housing Authority of the City of Yuma, an organization that helps low-income individuals find affordable housing. Judge Haws graduated from J. Reuben Clarke Law School in 1989 and received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in 1986. He currently serves as Associate Presiding Judge.