Hon. Diane Kiesel See Rating Details

Supreme Court (Criminal)
Bronx County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.1 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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. Diane Kiesel



Comment #: NY5060
Rating:Not Rated
She does not make decisions based on evidence, and causes the separation of children and parents. She makes a joke of the court system, and when you sit there and see how lawyers fool her, it insults your intelligence.


Comment #: NY4764
Rating:Not Rated
I have no confidence in her judgment capacity; she is always referring to a legal book or to her clerks to provide the needed info at hand, and is unable to make a decision on the day of the final verdict. She delays proceedings and emails the decision one to two weeks later, or needs more time to make a decision -- and by more time, I mean months.


Comment #: NY2483
In God she does not trust. I don't know how she sleeps at night. I'm a good person and a law abiding citizen. These things should not happen to someone like me. This is very unfair.