Hon. Brian F. Haynes See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Contra Costa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.5 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   6.0 - 4 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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What others have said about Hon. Brian F. Haynes


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Other

Comment #: CA26712
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Liar, scoundrel, puppet.

Litigant

Comment #: CA25865
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
He is a con man and fabricates charges. He is a state university orchestrated proceed and should be in prison. As professional he is zero. Just gangster in goverment.

Court Staff

Comment #: CA25858
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
cowardly, deceitful, insignificant pervert.

Other

Comment #: CA25724
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge is not just a clown.

He is transvestist and pedafille. He works dirty because has protection and will be re-elected again. But everything has lifecycle. You will be in jail, sir.

Other

Comment #: CA24934
Rating:3.0
Comments:
This is the most insecure judge. He is a parody of a judge who has no right to make decisions. This is a kind of professional impotence. Watching all the processes for several days, you can see 100% carillation - a man is always automatically charged against the woman’s annual accusations. To ruin this useless “judge” is a worthless waste of the budget. He does not do anything useful, in his presence there is no point. He is needed only for what would be. Absolutely useless role, absurdity. He simply takes away from people the time when the court decision is so clear. In addition, professional burnout is obvious. Realizing your helplessness and futility should be very difficult. This unfortunate person is even embarrassed to raise his eyes and translates any topic to the fact that there are specialists with higher education. Well, it’s clear that it’s not farmers. When there is nothing to say, it is better to be silent. Delusions and sounds similar to growls do not make a good impression on civilized people. Even his colleagues are ashamed of this shame. This role can be easily automated and depersonalized. Why spend a budget on this shame?

Other

Comment #: CA24897
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
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.

Litigant

Comment #: CA24708
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
When a judge looks like a mutant, behaves like a jerk, thinks like an idiot - this is very bad for the whole country.

How could he become a judge, his mother dresses! This judge is crazy.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA19982
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Yes, and the competition "the most stupid judge", this notorious freak would take second place. To be honest, an amazing person with blatant moronic behavior. It seems that steroids, organic brain positions and poor heredity do not prevent this imbicil from destroying human fates. Obedient for their owners and stupid - a dangerous mistake of the nature.

Other

Comment #: CA19212
Rating:10.0
Comments:
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 #: CA17541
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I believe this judge to be biased against women. I also believe that he has some sort of relationship with Attorney Neil Holmes (divorce for men only) and rules in his favor based not on evidence but whatever lies Mr. Holmes tells him.

Other

Comment #: CA12822
Rating:10.0
Comments:
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
Comments:
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.