Judge Ralph Hatch was born and raised in Holbrook, Arizona. After graduating from Holbrook High School, he attended Brigham Young University where he graduated with a BA in Chinese Language. Judge Hatch graduated from Arizona State University Law School in 1984. He began his legal career that same year when he was hired by Navajo County to work as a Deputy County Attorney. Judge Hatch worked for 19 years as a Deputy County Attorney. In 1989 he left the County Attorney’s office temporarily to become the founding Navajo County Legal Defender where he served for one year before returning to the County Attorney’s office. In 2005 Judge Hatch was sworn in as the Holbrook Justice of the Peace and the Holbrook City Magistrate where he served through December, 2010. From 2005 to 2010 Judge Hatch was also appointed by the Arizona Supreme Court to serve as a Superior Court Judge Pro Tempore. In November, 2010, Judge Hatch was elected by the citizens of Navajo County to serve on the Superior Court Bench in Division I. Judge Hatch is married and has four children.
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Judicial Assistant - Lee Hunter