Hon. Keith R. Raines See Rating Details
Circuit Court Judge
Circuit Court
Washington County
Judicial District 20
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Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 11 rating(s)
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* 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 #: OR344
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Arrogant, doesn’t follow the law, includes personal and bitter comments about his own divorce. Bully in the court that should never be re-elected. When I told another judge who the judge would be on my case, he rolled his eyes and told me that keirth Raines is the worst. All attorneys seem to know this too. So why on earth does he get re-elected?

Other

Comment #: OR336
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This Judge is a DISGRACE to the Legal field. He does not deserve a position in which to make decisions for others. He is completely impartial. He breaks the Code of Conduct for a Judge. He is discriminatory, bias, and makes rulings based on how he feels versus looking at the facts. What kind of swears and calls his litigants horrible names and defames a persons character in the court room?
This judge does.

Other

Comment #: OR296
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Impossible to believe even when one is present. This man is so pro men that he must have a large party of boys happy to know him. He is ignorant to the point of ignoring that one of the people he favored intensely during the trial was previously in the past found guilty of perjury by non other than one of the most distinguished judges in Oregon.
Fortunately he made the decision that he cannot ever be found guilty here in Oregon and so the state of California is going to have a field day soon showing how incompetent this judge in Oregon is.
Just deserved, it could not happen to a more deserving one.

Other

Comment #: OR287
Rating:1.0
Comments:
My daughter-in-law has been in court to petition for her children over her ex-husband several times and Judge Raines refuses to look at any documentation given by teachers and CPS workers regarding the children, instead believing unfounded allegations without proof by the father. It is unconscionable to me to not look at both side, especially when it comes to the rights of innocent children! I cannot believe this man continues to be voted into this office where he yields his unfair views and power!

Other

Comment #: OR245
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Biased and unwilling to do what truly is best for the child.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OR219
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Another Judge said that no one would run against him because he has poisoned the seat. I would say he dishonored the seat.

Litigant

Comment #: OR218
Rating:1.0
Comments:
There is really no way to call it a performance except for the fact that he indeed ignored what was happening because his mind was already made up before we even got to Court.

Against women is a compliment considering how he treats women in his Court. Sufficed to say that another Judge when asked me who was the one for our hearing, shook his head and said "of all the rotten luck". Amen. Because of him the children are forced to see their father, come home shaking by the experience and obviously he has not gotten over his own bloody divorce.

I don't hate him I just feel sorry for him knowing that his performance is considered one of the worse in the country. Great going Oregon!

Litigant

Comment #: OR189
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This court is a good ol boys club set in a judicial circus. I have never seen such a travesty of justice. How this man can sleep at night is hard for me to believe.

Litigant

Comment #: OR188
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Keith Raines is narcissistic, power hungry, egomaniacal, and... pro-father -- even when there's clear evidence of abuse. He believes that, regardless the reasoning for children insisting that they will not return to father's home, "children need both parents." In an ideal world maybe.
What he really means to say, and this draws quite likely from his own bloody divorce/custody fight, is that children deserve their father (again, no matter what the father has done). You as a mother may have mountains of evidence indicating that the father/husband is a threat, and Keith Raines will climb that mountain only to proclaim how we mothers have to nurture relationship between children and fathers. Children who wake screaming with nightmares, drenched in sweat, crying for the abuser to stop. These are the children he insists we mothers sacrifice to their fathers, going so far as refusing to even listen to the voice of unrepresented adolescents. He regularly accuses mothers of alienation, an old boy's club standard rooted in theory that is anti-
mother.

He can't seem to separate his own issues from his judgments and heaven help you if you think you'll get him to recuse himself! He's a one man ego trip that shouldn't be deciding the fate of anyone much less families.

Other

Comment #: OR173
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Keith Reins enters judgments when the party states he can not understand what happened. Then he sets dates to dismiss if paperwork not turned in. These dates are worthless. Just like the judge.

Litigant

Comment #: OR164
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge is completely pro father, even with the father having been in his courtroom dozens of times and clearly being responsible for creating poor living conditions and inducing mental health disorders in his other children. Judge completely disregards facts and evidence and rules not in the best interest of the child, but in the best interest of the father. He has issues that have not been resolved regarding his own life, former marriage, and divorce process, and he cannot make a sound ruling to save his (or an innocent child's) life.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OR161
Rating:3.1
Comments:
Keith Raines is not an impartial judge and it horrified me to see that he was recently re-elected. Power trips, and a thorough lack of impartiality (he's pro-father no matter what that father has done, no matter the expert witnesses that testify to the fact -- likely due to his own bloody divorce) do not belong on the bench. Too many innocent lives pass through his courtroom for him to go, apparently, without judicial review.

Other

Comment #: OR141
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Always late, and always rude. Appears to run his courtroom without regard to Oregon law. It becomes obvious that private discussions have gone on that exclude a defendant's attorney. The general impression is that of an out-of-control bully.

Litigant

Comment #: OR117
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Condescending, arrogant, highly inappropriate comments to female petitioner, biased toward father

Other

Comment #: OR98
Rating:1.0
Comments:
extremely paternalistic,misogynistic, and biased toward father.