Hon. Lois Haight See Rating Details
Superior Court
Contra Costa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.3 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 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. Lois Haight


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA29530
Pro-CPS, anti-family and anti-children. She excluded evidence of a child traumatized from being taken from her family. She sent a child into the home of a pedophile who was killed by the police who went to his home to arrest him. Haight covered up her own mistake and helped CPS in covering-up by sending the child to a close mental institution in Texas and allowed Contra Costa DCFS to alienate the child from her relative. Look up the article in the Epoch Times by Patrick Howley, "A Betrayal of Trust". She retired early probably to avoid discipline by the CJP.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA17070
She violated 4 out of 6 of the judiciary cannons and is corrupt and biased

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA14924
This judge needs to lose her seat. Upcoming recalls on her in process.


Comment #: CA14868
Judge Haight has behind the scene friendships with lawyers who she collided with against families. She is known to force a lawyer (even a privately paid one) upon a family and in appreciating for that job and income that lawyer then reciprocates the favor by “throwing the family/client under the bus”. The lawyer will block admission of all evidence showing the family is innocent and will admit any and all hearsay to become admitted as evidence when there is no contra or bad examples of proof or evidence against the family.


Comment #: CA3664
Absolutely pernicious! Arrogant, rude, permits fabricated and untrue evidences into her courtroom. Allows no due process! Conducts a trial without any true evidence in family courts. Cares nothing about the "trauma" caused when children are removed. Conducts "private" meetings with attorneys before court session. Overall, needs to be investigated by the Judicial Performance Council.


Comment #: CA2618
Rude and biased. Heartless. She musy be tired of the job amd her judgment is cloudy.children and their familys are no longer important.its just a pay check. justice is no longer the goal.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2270
Great judge. Plays fair.