The Honorable Karl E. Hays

Hays County District Court,


The Hon. Karl E. Hays is an associate judge for the Hays County District Court in Texas. He was appointed to the bench in 2019.
Prior to his appointment, Hays was a managing member of the Law Office of Karl E. Hays (2007 to 2019). Before that, he worked as an attorney at the Law Office of Edwin J. Terry, Jr. (1999 to 2004).
Hays earned a B.A. from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1982. Then, in 1985, he completed a J.D. at St. Marys University School of Law. He is Board Certified in Family Law (1996), Civil Appellate Law (1993), and Civil Trial Law (1991) by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
His memberships have included the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, the Travis County Bar Association, the Texas Bar Association, the San Antonio Bar Association, the San Antonio Family Law Association, and the Texas Bar Foundation.

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