Hon. Brian F. Haynes See Rating Details
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Superior Court
Contra Costa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.5 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 12 rating(s)
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General Rating Criteria

* Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)


Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)


Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)
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Other

Comment #: CA37969
Rating:Not Rated
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It is a real crime to tell a child about parents' slander.

Other

Comment #: CA37919
Rating:1.0
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Once again I thought, I have nothing to lose. And I cannot plead guilty to bullying my daughter. She must know the truth that daddy never hurt her. A pack of villains insists that I admit my guilt. It's impossible. I've never done this. I am organically humane to the majority of people innocent of my tragedy. But there are dirty officials who mocked me. Like a tribe of savages. You are incapable of creating, but you destroy with a smile.

You make my depression worse.
My daughter will not forgive you.

Other

Comment #: CA37907
Rating:1.0
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I was threatened by the mafia, it was scary. But they did not separate me from the child for what I did not do.

Other

Comment #: CA37896
Rating:1.0
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Seporated from children. Sorry

Other

Comment #: CA37875
Rating:1.0
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I need a free lawyer, I can't pay for this because of your fraud.

Other

Comment #: CA37794
Rating:1.0
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Do you have when you knock with a hammer, but there is no sound?

Other

Comment #: CA37614
Rating:1.0
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I must admit that out of all this wasp hive, this individual is showing signs of humanity. But actions are more than thoughts, they make us who we really are. Blaming the innocent and separating them from children and making fun of it? I believe that you are wrong, you cannot work with people, only with pieces of paper.

Other

Comment #: CA37590
Rating:1.0
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Don't threaten me, I have nothing to lose, you have already taken everything. Until they return mine, I will not let you breathe out.

For me and my child, you have caused colossal irreparable damage. Admit it to yourself, have you helped a lot, or are you mainly doing dirty work for a lofty goal?

Other

Comment #: CA37461
Rating:1.0
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To scoff at the innocent father from whom he took away the child and the job? This judge does not have a healthy sense of humor.

Litigant

Comment #: CA37297
Rating:1.0
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Strong recognizes the decision of an incompetent judge to be illegal. Weak and deceitful officials will be pathetic irresponsible models for analyzing precedents to the last.

The evidence is obviously fake, the judge is clearly a cheat or dependent or in a conflict of interest.

Other

Comment #: CA37156
Rating:1.0
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You can't laugh when you take away a child. Especially when you fabricate the evidence yourself. You are not just a cheat, dirty maniac-official.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA35326
Rating:Not Rated
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Thanks for trying to demoralize, but I have nothing to lose. You do not understand me.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA35325
Rating:Not Rated
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Please, don't delete my real review.

I sobbed and asked for an examination of clearly false negligent evidence. This swindler ignored me, did not let me speak, and mocked me at home who was happy because of the separation from his daughter. Nobody can do that. You can not do it this way. I have witnesses to his bullying. This is too cruel torture for a civilized country.

Court Staff

Comment #: CA35320
Rating:Not Rated
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I know that they will still take revenge on me, but I can't do worse than now. This swindler took everything from me. I don't want innocent people to get hurt.

Other

Comment #: CA31134
Rating:Not Rated
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CA31132

Don't blame the Mac -the Mac did not write your highly improper posts-you wrote them--get a hold of yourself.

Other

Comment #: CA30999
Rating:Not Rated
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Sounds like a disgruntled lawyer, with an axe to grind, writing these comments, pushing down previous comments on judges, he is in bed with .

Look at pattern and timing , when each one was written and comments, that just proceeded these comments--The the same type of comments, timing, written on numerous other judges and offer no value to this forum..

Other

Comment #: CA24897
Rating:Not Rated
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I am very disappointed in the gangster actions of this judge. It is completely inappropriate to smile and shine at the parent in tears, who were accused of not committing, and whose child had been taken away. Your remark that I want to pity you is a mockery. I do not want to pity you, you confuse your role, you are not an omnipotent ruler to try to pity you. You behave yourself disrespectfully, not ethically, aggressively as a maniac.

Other

Comment #: CA19212
Rating:10.0
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My two teenage daughters and I are so truly grateful for Honorable Judge Haynes. We have been down a long 17 year road of physical, verbal, emotional abuse and infidelity. Over the years, my ex-husband has had several drug related and domestic violence charges, several PD and CFS reports, two CFS open cases, two domestic violence restraining orders. Several Family Court hearings for divorce, restraining orders, child custody. I have fought and protected my girls over the years with everything that I have, physically, emotionally and financially. After several years of filing motions and my oldest almost 18, Judge Haynes was very patient with our case, praised our girls with their statements and declarations to the court, he honored our girls statements and requests for custody and visitation. Granting me full custody with every other weekend visitation. My girls and I will be eternally grateful to you Judge Haynes for considering our ongoing issues and concerns. God Bless You!

Other

Comment #: CA12822
Rating:10.0
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I accompanied my son to his first custody appointment in front of judge haynes. We were the last case and I had the privilege of watching all the others before us. In each case he displayed patience, kindness and wisdo. My son and I are convinced that had he not taken the time to speak from his heart to him and his son's mother, the outcome would have been bad. Even though our case is intricate and will require time to settle, we get to see our little boy. Thank you "bald stranger"!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA12011
Rating:8.9
Comments:
Great at fairness. Poor on knowledge of California statue regarding search warrants.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10793
Rating:8.3
Comments:
This judge has the best temperament of any judge I've been in front of. Very even-keeled. Like many superior court judges, he does not seem to have a good grasp of evidentiary objections. When a judge wants to hear something, they over-rule the objection. I objected based on foundation (the evidence did not state a date or time), he over-ruled by stating that it was an admission (this is an exception to the hearsay rule). But, like I said, a lot of superior court judges forget about the rules of evidence when they are interested in the information. It did not affect the outcome of the case, but had he followed the rules of evidence, I would have given a higher rating.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10792
Rating:8.3
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This is the most patient judge I have ever been in front of. He is very kind to all of the participants. Bravo! He still reflects the typical paternalistic bias in favor of mothers in family court, that is typical of Contra Costa judges. It will be interesting to see how he develops in this role in family court.