Deria P. Hayes

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law

Supervising Attorney – Domestic Violence Clinic

Deria Hayes

Deria P. Hayes


J.D., North Carolina Central University
B.S., North Carolina Central University


Deria P. Hayes is a native of Durham, N.C. She received her undergraduate degree in business administration from North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in 1993. Professor Hayes earned her Juris Doctor from NCCU School of Law in 1998. She was admitted into the North Carolina Bar in 1998.

Professor Hayes joined the Law Offices of James D. Williams, Jr., P.A. as an associate attorney in 1998. While in private practice, her principal areas of practice were family law and civil litigation.

She is a member of the 14th Judicial District Bar and the North Carolina Bar Association. She is member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties; she is a board member of Children and Family Services of Durham.

In her spare time, she enjoys quality spending time with her family and friends.


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Contact Information

Office: 42
Phone: 919-530-5371
Fax: 919-530-7982