Honorable Brian Haynes — Department 11

Biographical Information

  • Education: University of Louisiana – BA; California Western School of Law – JD.
  • Pre-bench Legal Experience: Contra Costa Deputy DA (1998-2007)
  • Political Affiliation: Republican


Judicial Experience

November 16, 2007 – present.


Pre-bench Civic & Professional Activities

Sentencing Realignment Committee; California District Attorney’s Association Sexually Violent Predator Committee; Voce president, Contra Costa County Deputy DA’s Association; Contra Costa County Superior Court Behavioral Health Court Steering Committee; Umpire, Clayton Valley Little League.


Current Civic & Professional Activities

Contra Costa Superior Court Bail Committee; Contra Costa County Superior Court Security Oversight Committee; Contra Costa County Superior Employee Awards Committee.


Recent Publications

“Behavioral Health Court,” Contra Costa Lawyer, Volume 20, October 2007.



Judge Haynes does not allow teleconferencing at this time.


In Limine Motions

The judge requests that these motions be submitted upon assignment of trial.


Jury Instructions

Instructions should be submitted prior to opening statement.


Computers, Audio Visual and Cameras in the Courtroom

Judge Haynes allows this technology in his courtroom.