Hon. Carol S. Klein See Rating Details

Family Court
Orange County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.6 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 4 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. Carol S. Klein



Comment #: NY5946
We have a problem in the arena of divorce and custody. We have a system that is not impartial and often serves as a breeding ground for disingenuous and unethical actions committed by players in the legal arena and sometimes (knowingly and unknowingly) enabled by the very courts people believe will determine fact from fiction. Many Father's have an uphill challenge awaiting them as they seek what many others before the law and courts seek...fairness and the right to be heard. Having been a father before this Judge both as pro se litigant and represented by an attorney I can clearly state that many problems transpired on so many procedural and legal levels with little adherence to the standards of equitable distribution and best interest of the child...these were secondary to clearing a busy docket!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY4921
Judge Carol Klein should not be on the bench. She is both unprofessional and unnecessarily crude. I am not asking for special treatment, I just ask that my son and I be treated equally. Judge Klein has had it out for my son and I since the very beginning. My attorney is afraid of her and won't help me in removing her from the case or filing a complaint. I am so sick of Judge Klein siding with the prosecutor and laughing when I am in court. She is abusing her power!


Comment #: NY4904
This judge is the worst that I have ever seen in a courtroom. She does not listen to the cases. She does not care for the children. I am putting in a formal complaint. Anybody interested in helping form a group to help the opposing party get her off the bench, please contact Joann at 845-800-5250.


Comment #: NY4586
Without a doubt, this is one of the most arrogant, ignorant, power-abusing individuals on the bench. With specific regard to the issuance of pistol permits, she should have her right to oversee these proceedings revoked. A judge that issues restricted permits to law enforcement officers should have zero involvement with our 2nd Amendment rights.


Comment #: NY3525
She needs to listen to the children and NOT the old addicts who come before her
crying for their rights after years of neglect. They are merely using the court system to punish the families for finally saying no tho their addict manipulation games. They openly brag that they can drag the families into court for years! since they are not working and the only contact they have with the family is within the court. The county pays for their lawyers to boot After years of support groups the family finally made the break from them and now the addicts have their rights restored by the Judge. We the family can still vote and will remember this next election. God help our children and protect them from this travesty of a justice system

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3171
I can't believe what this judge does to people families. She never not for one second will hear the parent she only sides with the state and what they say and what they want.. If your a parent you don't stand a chance in judge carol kleins court. She is in no way professional, she laughed outloud at me when I was trying to represent myself prose because I could not offord a lawyer. She never got any evidence following the states alligations but yet still ruled against me. The state can lie horribly on paper about you, but if you get judge carol klein you never had a chance she believes what she reads. I was tpold this at the very beginning before I even appeared in front of her.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3153
Lost, and dizzy.

CIVIL - Pro CPS all the way! You are screwed if you are a parent.