Hon. Keith R. Raines See Rating Details
Circuit Court Judge
Circuit Court
Washington County
Judicial District 20
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.1 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 6 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)

What others have said about Hon. Keith R. Raines



Comment #: OR189
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.


Comment #: OR188
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-

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.


Comment #: OR173
Rating:Not Rated
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.


Comment #: OR164
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
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.


Comment #: OR141
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.


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


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