Based on 7 reviews
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Raj represented me in a divorce action where custody of our two children (then age 7 and age 4) was a really big issue. He was very straightforward with me about the strengths and weaknesses of my case, as well as what my expectations should be in trial. I found it amazing that he had such good command of the facts of my particular case. Not only that he is very knowledgeable about the law. When my case went to court, I felt that our side was always prepared better and we were able to prove our case without any problems whatsoever. Even at the end of the trial, the judge complimented our side on our preparation. While it was a long process from start to finish, but I always felt that I was well informed about the case as we went through it. And if I ever had a question, all I had to do was call or send him an email, and Raj was always available to answer my questions and discuss the case with me. Since he represented me, I have recommended his office to my friends, and if I ever have any problems with the ex in the future, I know that I will be calling Raj right away.
Raj Bains represented me well. He understands and respects the sensitivity of divorce cases. He's tough but not overpowering, he only apply as much pressure as you, the client, want applied. Raj dosen't sugar coat anything and puts everything on the table as far as options. In trial he tore the other attorney's case to pieces. Raj has experience working with military families. Raj has my highest recommendation.
Represented us for a child support case and results came out better than we anticipated. Will definitely use this attorney again. Outstanding work thank you.
On two occasions Mr. Baines gave me great pro bono legal advice. I would definitely seek his advice again.
Raj is a cocky attorney who was unable to back up his talk. He drafted an order that did not reflect key points that the commissioner made and did not look out for my best interests. I just wasted $15,000 on this guy and am no better off. My ex now lives in the house, has 72% of my income, and primary custody of the kids.
I was the one who filed here and have never hit, endangered, or done anything wrong. I was a devoted father to my children and Raj really dropped the ball and took my money.
Stay away from this guy.
I had a divorce with a woman that tried every accusation in the book to deny me my custodial rights as a father. Raj did a good job during the motions fighting and arguing my points against these false accusations. The repeated motions and trips to the court room cost me some money but was well spent to keep my rights as a father.
My only issue with my ex was custody issues and I was told repeatedly by Raj that this was not a case that needed to go to trial. My problem is that $9000 (40% of my total costs) were rung up during the last two months of my case preparing for a trial that was never going to happen.
Advice to anyone using this attorney or any other. If your goal is to settle, you need to do it well before (min 2 months) before your court case or you are going to get hit with a high amount of fees as the paperwork becomes due to the trial judge. I feel if I was informed or warned that a high amount of expenses are coming unless you and the ex settle then I could have used my money more wisely and I could and would recommend this attorney.
Raj is a rare gem in the legal profession. If you LISTEN and DO what he requires, I'm very confident you will be happy with the results. If you are in the wrong, he'll tell you. He and his staff are friendly and do whatever it takes to help you keep costs down. Raj is a dignified, ethical, but brutally aggressive attorney. I have recommended him to a couple of people..the one who didn't like him didn't listen to him, and, ultimately, did poorly in their divorce. However, my ex was litigious, went through several attorneys, and we also came out on top. Yes, we were in the right, but with the wrong lawyer, it might have been disastrous. Raj is AWESOME!