Hon. Charles F. Haines See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Francisco County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.9 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 2 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. Charles F. Haines



Comment #: CA36747
My faith has been restored with this judges JUDGEMENTS.

Thank you!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA33584
Judge Haines will rule for a plaintiff, but only if they have a case. He is how a judge should be and continues the great tradition in 501 passed on from Quidachay before him: Scholarship.


Comment #: CA28440
He is a terrible lazy judge, he lets his clerk reads the papers and makes decision on the cases...

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA27021
He completely ignores controlling law and does whatever he wants, which is usually wrong. He has no grasp whatsoever of anything more sophisticated than non-payment of rent. He is an embarrassment to bench and bar.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA26779
Hie is an abomination and unfit to be presiding in Department 501

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA23828
Ignores the Law- Follows his own personal sense of what is right and wrong.

Across the board, so many of his decisions are result oriented. He will deny unopposed motions if he is against you and give every chance if he is for you.

He will deny unopposed motions for terminating sanctions even after 2-3 discovery orders are not complied with. He will deny ex parte applications to enter stipulated judgments and require noticed motions.