Hays Webb is the District Attorney of The Sixth Judicial Circuit of Alabama, which encompasses Tuscaloosa County. He was appointed by Governor Robert Bentley in September, 2016, to serve out the term of his predecessor. He was subsequently elected to a full term by the citizens of Tuscaloosa County on November 8, 2016.
Hays enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at the age of seventeen and served from 1985 to 1989. He received his B.S. in Horticulture from Auburn University in 1993 and his J.D. from the University of Alabama, School of Law in 1997.
Hays worked as an Assistant Public Defender for Tuscaloosa County from 1997 to 2001 when he left to pursue a career in private practice as a founding partner of the law firm, Turner & Webb, PC. Hays has been a frequent speaker on Criminal Law topics
District Attorney Hays Webb is dedicated to serving the citizens of Tuscaloosa County through the effective, efficient, and ethical prosecution of criminals. As a representative of the people of Tuscaloosa County, he believes it is vital to engage with its citizens, including businesses, churches, and schools. He and his office are available to answer any questions that citizens may have regarding the criminal justice process.
Born Morgantown, West Virginia, July 29, 1967
USMC, G Co. 2 Bn. 6th Marines & G Co. 2 Bn. 8th Marines, 1985 – 1989 (0311 & 0341)
Auburn University, BS, 1993
University of Alabama, JD, 1997
Assistant Public Defender, Tuscaloosa County, 1997- 2001
NHTSA DUI Investigation and SFST Practitioner’s Course, 2005, 2013
Alabama Marines Foundation (Charter Member)
Federalist Society (Member)
Hunter Education Instructor
Kiwanis Club of Greater Tuscaloosa (Board of Officers, 2009 – 2012; 2014 – present)
Marine Corps League (Mike Spann Detachment Charter Member; Judge Advocate, 2007 – 2009)
National Rifle Association (Patron Member)
National Wild Turkey Federation (Tuscaloosa Chapter Committee Member)
PRIDE of Tuscaloosa (Board of Directors Member, 2008 – 2012)
Tuscaloosa Half Marathon (Committee Member)
Alabama Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Criminal Procedure, (2012 – present)
Alabama State Bar (Bar Commissioner, 6th Judicial Circuit, 2009 – present; Appointed Counsel and Indigent Representation Committee Chairman, 2011 – 2016; Discipline Panel Alternate, 2014 – present; Disciplinary Rules and Enforcement Committee Member, 2009 – 2014; Leadership Forum Class V Graduate, 2009; Leadership Forum Planning Sub-Committee Chairman, 2009 – 2010; Criminal Section Secretary, 2013 – present; President’s Award Recipient, 2011)
Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (President, 2015 – 2016; President’s Award Recipient, 2011; 2012; 2015)
Tuscaloosa County Bar Association (Public Defender Commission Member, 2007 – 2016)
Author: “A Practical Take on Discovery in DUI Defense,” in TRENDS IN DUI DISCOVERY, Eddie Fournier, ed., Thomson Reuters/Aspatore, ch. 6 at 67, 2011