Hon. Carin Schienberg See Rating Details
Commissioner
Superior Court
Clark County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.5 - 8 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 10 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. Carin Schienberg


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Other

Comment #: WA801
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Shienberg (not honorable) is unprofessional and sloppy at best. She makes bias judgments based on conversations with attorneys held outside of the courtroom before both parties have the opportunity to present their case. She should be thrown in jail for abusing her authority.

Other

Comment #: WA794
Rating:1.0
Comments:
My husband has been in living nighmare since his divorce. Commisioner Schienberg signed off on $4000 child support and alimony when his exwife filed. He was never notified of the hearing. She signed off this amount with out financial proof of his income or my husband being present. The child support worksheets (which would have put the amount at $900) were not used. He never made enough to pay this and was told he could not petition to have it changed for 2 years. When he went back she said there was nothing she could do but award his ex-wife her judgement for 124,000 in back child support plus interest!!!!! She even said the ex-wife did not deserve one penny but awarded it anyway. Her budy the Child Support Lawyer even laguhed at the amount because it was so much. She said my husband would never be able to pay that. Now he can not own property or even get a passport to go on vacation until he pays the ex.

Other

Comment #: WA762
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Commissioner is very biased, and has her mind made up before she knows all the facts. The facts seem to be irrelevant. Once her mind is made up, there is no changing it.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA751
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Carin Schienberg is a horrible commissioner, she should have retired a long time ago. She is not fair and takes children from their parents and gives them to non parents on ex parte docket, which is illegal. She is biased and makes laws up as she goes to suit herself. She does not care about kids or people in general. She loves tearing families apart.

Litigant

Comment #: WA723
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Ms. Scheinberg is on a power trip and it is very dangerous territory in being before her in Court.

As many of these posts describe, she makes hasty, long term and very life altering decisions, in a split second.

She treats family members like criminals…this is not criminal court lady….these are every day people, dealing with very difficult legal family problems.

Schienberg dishes out Institutionlaized Abuse of our citizens, many of whom are low income and victims of abuse.

She gaffs as she removes people from their homes or property, and grunts that she does not address Property in her courtroom.

I saw her demand a woman, who had driven her partners car to court that day….be demanded to hand over his keys immediately ….but her car? In pieces in his garage, and he was not ordered to do anything to fix or hand it over. The woman left crying, with no ride home, and he then had two cars at the courthouse, and hers at home. What a bitch. She has no common sense. She deserves to be treated as such.

I mail the Governor each time she is up for appointment. Because of her I have lost nearly all of my property, pets, have a record….and I did not break one law.

Beware of Schienberg!

Litigant

Comment #: WA722
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I have been in the court room, several dozen times and the commissioner follows her own laws and has zero respect for the Revised Code of Washington. Her rulings are never consistent and she is constantly putting children at risk and is never on the side of the father. I have filed petitions against her for unfair rulings and have been successful in those matters.

She constantly judges pee for their past and not for the good things gs they have done since their past history. She should be removed from the bench and ordered to spend the rest of her life in isolation 1000 feet underground with nothing to eat but 2 beans and piss for the rest of her fucked up lifs. That would be justice.

Litigant

Comment #: WA633
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I would put zero if I could. The biased, unequal nature of Judge Carin Schienberg is nothing short of disturbing. The lives of families and children are in this woman's hands. Temporary custody was just granted to my ex-husband. With his DV history, his drug history, even despite his lies in court (which I proved to be lies) the list goes on...Her reason?
"Obviously you are not taking me seriously Ms. S*****y." I did not "take her seriously" because I cannot afford to pay for a $1500 up-front evaluation. But I will gladly do one if she would allow a different doctor. So she uprooted my children, took them from their school, from their home, from their siblings! She should not have the power to choose for children, for families, for anyone. She does not review paperwork, she makes up her mind before she even walks into the courtroom late! Her eye rolling, curt responses, and refusal to listen is disgusting. I could continue on about this woman for days! I wonder if she ever reads up on her reviews?

Other

Comment #: WA537
Rating:8.0
Comments:
Thoughtful in Dependency proceedings. Able to add appropriate services when not brought forward by other parties

Other

Comment #: WA471
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Honorable Carin Scheinberg has demonstrated her preparedness prior to the proceedings. She listens carefully and keeps the perspective of justice in her rulings. She is rigorous in her efforts to keep the balance of justice in her rulings. She is respectful of the hardships that face people and is able to keep the right action without bias. Carin Scheinberg has grown in her position.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA438
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The term "Honorable" should be reserved for our military men and women. Period. NOT a biased, pompous, unmethodical and unruly Commissioner. I am referring to Carin Scheinberg. She recently directed me to physically harm my child and lock her out of my home during her father's parenting weeks. This is verbatim. She was indignant and stated she "didn't bother to read" my child's delcaration of emotional abuse because she was a "minor" - she is almost 16. She fined me $100 for contempt and $500 in legal fees. I requested a GAL, a Modification to the PP citing valid RCW's and dismissal of the attorney award as I am an unemployed mother of six children. She ignored everything I stated. We were over and done in less than 5 minutes. There were many,many pages of declarations. She obviously had her mind made up before I even entered the court room. REMOVE THIS FALSE GOD FROM OFFICE AT ONCE!

Litigant

Comment #: WA270
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Saying that Scheinberg is sexually biased is a huge understatement. She commonly disregards RCW's and enforces personal ideals and opinions. She is rude, refuses to listen, and lets GAL's do her job for her with no concern of the quality or thoroughness of their work. Clark county GAL program is the laughing stock of WA state. No format and noone to answer to regarding quality of work. When deciding the fate of families, ignorance and personal opinions have no place in the courtroom. In my case alone she has violated 7 rules of WA state judicial cunduct rules in canon 1 and canon 2.
Save our tax dollars and spare our families. Scheinberg needs to be removed from office. I am just another victim. My appeal is in the works. I hope i get an actual judge who enforces RCW's instead of a power tripping "God" imposing her will.

Other

Comment #: WA237
Rating:2.0
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Does not read cases beforehand or become familiar with circumstances. Regularly lost paperwork. Does not listen to people, but interrupts regularly in a way that does not improve understanding. Stated to court that there were a lot of cases and not time to read everything.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA228
Rating:6.9
Comments:
She has improved greatly over the time I have appeared in front of her. She is now prepared, knowledgeable of the law, courteous, respectful, and is familiar with the cases before her. I highly recommend Commissioner Carin Schienberg as the next appointed judge in Clark County.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA227
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Commissioner Schienberg is fair, courteous to pro-se litigants and attorneys, reads all materials and is fully prepared when she takes the bench to listen to both sides and render a thoughtful, articulate decision that is reasonable under the circumstances. She is an asset to the Clark County Judiciary.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA208
Rating:2.8
Comments:
I have been before her on several cases, big difference if my client is a female vs male.

The overall talk is she has it out for men. Maybe this is why she is not married and has no children of her own.

If you want change, appeal every decision she renders and things will change.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA187
Rating:2.8
Comments:
she does not apply herself with each case. just goes with the flow. i think shes lost justice. now its just us

Other

Comment #: WA186
Rating:3.0
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She allowed my ex to take daughter 1000s of miles away. He did not serve me with notice of hearing, is a convicted rapist and just released from years of revolving doors of prison in 2007. Manipulated and played them all like a fiddle.Obvious they don't read anything prior and just dont care, not her child.he gave her false reports & statements, all unsubstantiated allegations, denied my right to due process, and 3 of my Constitutional Rights were clearly violated. wouldnt let me speak. ignored family court report for dad but i was guilty and prejudged. her court reporter lied also in notes and cps worker gray never informed me of placement hearing, lied, coerced daughter, illegally detained her. they cover each other.Underground so-called power and all about $$money on other people mishaps. Their judgment day is close. never seen anyone go to heaven or hell with a bank account or uhaul.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA182
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Commissioner Carin Schienberg has supported the unlawful removal of my children from their home and school, denied my lawyer’s request for me to come forward in the hearing, ignored the violation of my due process and preemptive request by my lawyer, twisted the truth of the location of family home of my children and ignored the truth that Petitioner has made materially false statements.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA177
Rating:2.8
Comments:
Has favorites who receive beneficial rulings. Is regularly not prepared for court. Loses her temper easily. Yells at attorneys and pro se litigants regularly. Make rulings without basis in the law. "Shoots from the hip" when making decisions. Known as "Judge Judy" by local practitioners.