Hon. Diane Kiesel See Rating Details

Supreme Court (Criminal)
Bronx County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.1 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 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 #: NY6010
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Diane Kiesel is a bias against men!
Any case involving a father that ends up in her hands will be a very long process and she WILL favor the mother! No matter how many different statements the mother says on the stand, no matter how many times she contradicts her self. It's one court date after another, dismissed because my lawyer and I are stuck in traffic running late judge Kiesel wants to dismiss the case! After my Lawyer called to let her know....then again the mother is always late and they ALWAYS give her time to arrive...I thought I was the one coming out of state. Something has to be done about this judge! We all have to come together and bring judge kiesel down, she is ruining father's lives when we only want to be there for our kids.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY5977
I have NEVER in my life seen such a heart less JUDGE as DIANE KIESEL and her LAW GUARDIAN ERIN BURKAVAGE!!! It is a shame that this judge really is able to make the decisions that she does against men and children. Her superiors should be informed and I am doing my investigations on how to tell people about how she is will be contacting the DEPUTY EUGENE OLIVER JR. and HONORABLE E. TORRES I beg of the people that are going to read this contact these names that I am putting and lets put a stop to what she is allowing in her court room. She is BIAS and NOT FAIR when having evidence rules against fathers but FORGETTING SHE IS THE ONE WHO FIRST PUT AN ORDER AND WANTS TO CONTRADICT HERSELF!!!! My god what a disappointment on the HORRORS that I have read about her... GOD DONT LIKE UGLY and maybe your SUPERIORS will find out because there is ALWAYS some one higher than you in a position....


Comment #: NY5948
In my opinion Hon Judge Diane Kiesel is BIAS against ALL fathers. Will not take any evidence into consideration that comes from a father and especially when a mother is doing things she is not suppose to. Fathers also have rights and I believe that they should look into her court room because she is only hurting families with children and really believes that she can take it upon herself to make decisions against fathers when they have done nothing wrong, but believe all lies that a mother will go into a court room saying. Law guardian are suppose to be their for the children how is this true?


Comment #: NY5936
Rating:Not Rated
Diane Kiesel makes a mockery of our judicial system. She doesn't follow the law. She does what is easiest for her. She goes with the flow, instead of what's right and just. She is a disgrace to the bench!!!

Probation or Pretrial Officer

Comment #: NY5928
She is truly bias towards men as is the law guardian Erin burkavage who is the children's attorney as I wrote them both a letter stating of anything happens to my children I am suing them and this corrupt court system as I have documented cases of abuse towards the children from their mother Yexenia pubill and it's disgraceful on how bias the court system is for mothers and how the system treats the fathers.


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.