Hon. Dyanne J. Klein See Rating Details
District Court Judge
District Court
Middlesex County
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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. Dyanne J. Klein



Comment #: MA354
I was a defendant in a harassment prevention order. The plaintiff's attorney was his friend and an attorney whom the judge "trusted" as an officer of the court. I defended myself because the police had conflicting versions of the alleged assault. Judge Klein would not listen to my logic. She concerned herself only with what allegedly happened that evening in a crowded bar. The plaintiff did not bring his son (who was there) or his wife (who was at his house when I tried to contact him). This judge was matronizing towards me (a male), a shallow thinker, and arrogant.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MA266
Disagreeable, curt and petulant. Also, incredibly dishonest. Spent entire hearing frowning at lying police officers and then denied the motion by accepting everything the officers testified to -- even the part about some how seeing through a wall.


Comment #: MA113
she made her mind up before the case; she wouldn't view my evidence; only wanted to know that day rather than what the plaintiff had done to me over the past several years of slander and libel.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MA106
Worst Judge in Mass. I went before for a HO case. Sham court for sure !!
Very bad behavior for a Judge of level.
Her mind is made up within minutes of a case. She appears very disruptive to attorneys cuts them off within minutes of a defense. Only way to beat her is to APPEAL !!


Comment #: MA98
I appeared before Judge Klein in a 258e ruling. I had no access to the first hearing's notes where the plaintiff's attorney acted as a witness. Judge Klein did not want to hear any of the preceding slander and libel that the defendant showered on me over several years. She accepted on blind faith the police report that only mentioned conflicting versions. She only wanted to hear what happened on a specific day.
It was a sham trial, IMHO.


Comment #: MA91
very biased, discriminatory,...refused to see evidence in cases, removed constitutional law, demeaning

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: MA85
Refused to see information I presented showing slanderous, false, and demeaning e-mails the defendant sent to me.


Comment #: MA70
The judge may appear biased toward the state and unwilling to hear or allow evidence toward intent, motive or context.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MA60
Truly the worst civil judge I have come across.