Mr. Bays is a former Marine Corps Judge Advocate (military attorney) who was awarded by the American Bar Association (ABA) for his aggressive and courageous advocacy. Mr. Bays is an alumnus of Arizona State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing and International Business. He received his Juris Doctorate (Law Degree) from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. Between his first and second years of law school, he studied law in England with English Barristers associated with the Inns of Court.
Between his second and third year of law school he attended Marine Corps Officer's training in Quantico, Virginia. He then received his certification as a JAG Officer from Naval Justice School, New Port, Rhode Island. Mr. Bays began his legal career working for the prestigious Office of Counsel to the Commandant of the Marine Corps in Washington, D.C. He was then transferred to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where he worked at the world's largest Marine Corps installation as a defense counsel, Special Assistant United States Attorney, legal assistance attorney and tax attorney. His legal military career culminated with his appointment as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate for the U.S. Space Command (NORAD) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. During his professional career, Mr. Bays also taught criminal law at Carteret Community College in Morehead City, North Carolina.
Mr. Bays has received a number of awards to include being selected to the MOOT Court Honors Board, an American Bar Association (LAMP) Award for outstanding legal services, and received two Navy Achievement Medals for outstanding contribution as a Tax Attorney and Legal Assistance Attorney. He is a former staff writer for California Forms and Procedures.
Currently, Mr. Bays practices law in Sierra Vista, Arizona in family law matters including adotion, paternity, divorce and legal separation, child custody and visitation, child support, relocation hearings, spousal maintenance and property issues relating to retirement and pension plans, Hague Convention, International Child Abduction, premarital agreements, taxes, business issues, and military issues, to include military divorce and military retirement. Also, he is the former City Attorney for the well known, historic community of Tombstone, Arizona.
Mr. Bays is licensed to practice in the Arizona State and Federal Courts, Federal Claims Court, Federal Tax Court, U.S. Court of Veteran's Appeals, Military Courts and the U.S. Court of Military Appeals.
Licensed since 1991
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I endorse this lawyer. I have known Paul "Randy" Bays for several years and I have observed him in court proceedings. He is an aggressive and highly experienced domestic relations attorney in Cochise County, Arizona. I would strongly recommend Randy to anyone seeking an attorney in a dissolution of marriage/child custody situation. In addition, Randy has an excellent staff to support and assist with the representation of his clients. Sincerely, Joseph P. DiRoberto
Joseph Diroberto Criminal Defense Attorney
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I endorse this lawyer. I have known Randy for about 15 years. I have co-counseled cases with him, as well as worked against him as opposing counsel. Randy puts in the time and work, is always prepared, knows the law and is an excellent advocate for his clients. I'd recommend him to anyone needing a family law attorney.
Dale Russell Litigation Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Outstanding Contribution at City Attorney||City of Tombstone||2004|
|LAMP Award for Oustanding Legal Services||American Bar Association||1993|
|MOOT COURT||MOOT COURT HONORS BOARD||1989|
|CITY ATTORNEY||CITY OF TOMBSTONE||1996 - Present|
|Attorney||BAYS LAW PC||1994 - Present|
|President||Bays Law, PC||1994 - Present|
|Special Assistant U.S. Attorney||United States Government - Attorney||1993 - 1994|
|JAG- Military Attorney||U.S. Armed Forces||1992 - 1994|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|State Bar of Arizona||Family Law Section||1994 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||1990 - Present|
|In re Marriage of Winstanley 2010 WL 3607847 (Ariz.App. Div. 2)||Mr. Bays successfully convinced the Court of Appeals that the trial court's ruling on custody was correct and to affirm the trial court's decision|
|Deluca v. Deluca 2010 WL 2892884 (Ariz.App. Div. 2)||Mr. Bays was successful in getting the Court of Appeals to vacate the order and remand the case to the trial court for further proceedings.|
|Deborah B. v. Alyssa C 2010 WL 457123 (Ariz.App. Div. 2)||Mr. Bays was successful in getting the Court of Appeals to vacate the order and remand the case to the trial court for further proceedings.|
|Naval Justice School||Military Law||JAG||1991|
|McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|Arizona State University||Marketing||BS - Bachelor of Science||1982|
|Jurisprudence course||Practicing Law in Arizona||2010|