Hon. Carol Klein

Judge Klein's Average Overall Review:

1 Stars

Based on 5 reviews

  (845) 291-3030

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Judicial offices

  • Judge, Family Court, Orange County, Elected, 2001 to 2010; Re-elected, 2011 to 2020
  • Judge, Family Court, Appointed, 2000 to 2000
  • Judge, Orange County Juvenile Drug Court, 2000 to Present
  • Acting Justice, Supreme Court, Orange County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2002 to present
  • Judge, Orange County Treatment Court, 2001 to Present
  • Justice, Town of Chester, 1988 to 2000


  • J.D., Widener Univ. School of Law, 1980
  • B.A., Case Western Reserve University, 1976

Bar admission

  • NYS, Appellate Division, First Department, 1982

Professional experience

  • Mediation Pilot Program, Meditor, 1997 to 2000
  • Orange County Family Court, Law Guardian, 1989 to 2000
  • Orange County Family Court, Assistant County Attorney
  • Private Practice Carol S. Klein

Professional and civic activities

  • Orange County Coordinator, NYS Mock Trial Tournament



1856. party to case (with attorney)

This Judge had no control of the Attorney or Law Guardian for the plaintiff, she never heard the arguments , nor did she care. My Attorney was bullied into a settlement that I had to accept without the case being heard. The other alternative was they would find me guilty and make it worse for me. My Attorney said the Judge thought I was crazy, but how was this decision made without the trial. I have read many complaints and have not heard anything good about this Judge. If you get this Judge cancell your motions and file again at a later date and hope for a Judge that will hear the case and not destroy another family. Her decision has more than destroy out family and just from the computer alone she has destroyed many family. Anybody care to contact me to help have this Judge removed from the bench contact me. please put complaints into NYS commission on judicial conduct.


8211. party to case (pro se)

This judge is nothing less than a fraud and has become corrupted within a family court system that is crooked and cares for itself and it's own greed while mocking families and the law. They need to be stopped and exposed publicly as the criminals they are as they wear robes and obstruct justice overtly and maliciously.


8432. party to case (with attorney)

This judge allowed false allegations and feels fathers are less then dirt. This judge will push your case as far back as possible extending it so it makes it worst. She mind is made up before she will entertain the case. More then often she would dose off and stay in a state of confusion. She never ends her case infront of the parties but will set a date to mail out the order leaving everyone in ohh. Truly a disappointment because if you don't like what you do get off the bench. Stop bias and the stand and retire your robe. You hurt families and cause distance between love ones.


9019. party to case (pro se)

This judge is completely out of her mind. I agree with other poster, if she gets appointed to your case, file at a later date. She allowed a social worker with zero credibility to be deemed an expert in our custody case after meeting with child two times. The social worker acted beyond her scope and purview and behaved in a nefarious way. She was completely unethical and Judge Klein allowed her testimony and reversed custody to the grandmother, the mother of a drunk, drugged out, convicted felon who has brain damage and lives with her. So in a sense gave mother custody by proxy and stripped father of all rights. She ignored forensic psychological evaluations done by a proper licensed phd, ignored police reports and Acs reports. A travesty of justice. If I hadn't been physically present I would not have believed this.


8878. party to case (pro se)

She did do something positive in my own ordeal...exposed me to many things within these court systems allowing me to write about them publicly. Link: https://stephenkrasner.contently.com/

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