Hon. Kelley T.D. Streib

Judge Streib's Average Overall Review:

2 Stars

Based on 34 reviews

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1453. other

Judge Streib is gaining quite the reputation in Butler, but not in a good way. She holds court as if it is a forum for a Southern Belle (which she is not) to intimidate, belittle and scorn all who enter her courtroom. In a sense, it is like witnessing a toddler having a public temper tantrum. She is known among attorneys and families alike for being erratic, unpredictable, and temperamental--an equal opportunity abuser. She is a disservice to the community in that many of the better lawyers will no longer represent clients if they even think they might end up in the circus that is Judge Streib's courtroom. Even though she acts as if she has been personally ordained by God, she equally disregards the Holy Bible having the audacity to bully and harass with biblical verses while manipulating the word of God as she puppets everyone in the courtroom. She has no filter and cannot separate church from state. Judge Streib acts like the Queen of Hearts from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland as she takes off the heads of the unsuspecting and even innocent people of Butler County.


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4940. party to case (pro se)

This judge is completely and unbelievably incompetent and has no business being a judge. She has no understanding of the law and will let herself be led by the loudest attorney in the room. She has no deference for the law. She doesn't enforce her own orders, so the parent who abides by the order suffers. She blames factual mistakes in her orders on her clerks. I have proofread this post with more diligence than she used in issuing an order THAT RUINED MY SON'S CHILDHOOD as well as years of my life. This woman should not be a judge. Anywhere.


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5147. attorney (private practice)

In the course of my career as a prosecutor and now private practice I've argued cases in front of hundreds of judges in four different states. Judge Streib is one of the least impressive judges I've come across. She gives the impression we're all just wasting her time and that she knows how she wants to rule before she hears a word of argument or testimony. I was told she has no experience as an attorney and it shows. I pity the people--the parties and their attorneys--who come before Judge Streib.


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5443. party to case (with attorney)

Judge Streib unfortunately is utterly incompetent, inept, biased and unprofessional judge who has done nothing but a huge disservice to all of Butler County. She does not have one day of experience practicing as a lawyer! Her husband was her law professor who is more than 30 years older than her. He worked the political system hard to get her elected as a magistrate and now this position. She will yell and belittle both anyone in an effort to bully them to keep them out of her courtroom so she will not have to make a ruling. There are bets with attorneys as to what kind of mood she will be in based on her hair being fixed or in a pony tail. She is completely intimated by strong, educated women. If you are decent looking forget it. She has no idea what it means to be a judge, be impartial or do her job in a competent, professional and timely manner.


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4849. party to case (with attorney)

She said that my childrens father needed to be a part of their lives even though he was a drug addict and an alcoholic I kept telling her he was a bad person and she didn't want to listen to me a few years later he ended up raping our daughter now my family is messed up just wish she would listen more to what people are saying


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6376. attorney (private practice)

Another commenter mentioned the fact that this judge tends to rule against attractive women, and I have the same impression. I think attorneys would do well to advise their female clients to put on as much weight as possible, dress badly and do not wear makeup when appearing before this judge.


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5444. party to case (with attorney)

Judge Streib unfortunately is utterly incompetent, inept, biased and unprofessional judge who has done nothing but a huge disservice to all of Butler County. She does not have one day of experience practicing as a lawyer! Her husband was her law professor who is more than 30 years older than her. He worked the political system hard to get her elected as a magistrate and now this position. She will yell and belittle both anyone in an effort to bully them to keep them out of her courtroom so she will not have to make a ruling. There are bets with attorneys as to what kind of mood she will be in based on her hair being fixed or in a pony tail. She is completely intimated by strong, educated women. If you are decent looking forget it. She has no idea what it means to be a judge, be impartial or do her job in a competent, professional and timely manner.


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6851. party to case (pro se)

What more is there to say....it's all been said above. Biased, unprofessional, playing favorites, corruption, ignorance, etc. etc. etc. With all her experience you would think she would know the conduct of a true professional judge. God help her on her judgement day.


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7386. party to case (with attorney)

This "judge" cancelled our hearing 10 minutes before it started because she was ill. I know people get sick, but the last time we waited for 6 hours....yes until after lunch to finally see her in order to have it postponed. This woman does not do her job.


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1825. party to case (pro se)

The Judge was kind and fair.


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5677. other

Her behavior is way to erratic and unpredictable. God help you if your case is reviewed after she sent someone to jail on the previous case. She already has a judgement formed in her mind before she even hears all of the facts of the events, and that's even if you get a chance to go over the facts at all. The first posting has hit the nail on the head with this judge.


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6457. other

I am not going to waste my time and write a review on such a poor excuse for a person let alone a judge. I am asking if anyone has filed a complaint against this judge? I think it is time.


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7396. party to case (pro se)

As a retired policeman, I had frequent contact with The Honorable Judge Kelly Streib. When it came to hearings before her, she was well versed in the law and fair in all of the decisions she rendered, whether for or against me. All of her decisions were textured with reasonableness and fairness and justice. She was an asset as a Magisterial District Judge and now in the court of common pleas.


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2966. party to case (with attorney)

Judge Streib has been to most fair, most informed Judge by far that I have had in Butler County, she sees through peoples lies and finally got me some justice after years of receiving no support or help for my kids, I give her a great amount of respect! And my attorney never had to say a word all she did was look at the case file and saw the truth!


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4675. other

Best judge ever she cares about the kids needs not the selfish parents who think the world owes them something!


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5668. party to case (pro se)

This is the worst answer for a judge if I ever heard of one. She does not do what the law says is right its her way or go straight to jail, I'm sorry but this isn't a game of monopoly here. It takes a very bad judge to grant custody to an abusive and drug addicted mom. This lady is a very bad person if you have her kiss your ass goodbye


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6373. party to case (pro se)

I am a young single independent mother. I work two jobs to support my daughter. I felt like she was talking down to me. She treated me like complete garbage. It was disrespectful and very unprofessional. I walked out of that courtroom with a few tears in my eyes. I expected for her to help me or make me feel better about my situation with my daughters father, and show me some mercy, but nope. I feel that there is no hope if the decision is in her hands.


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6754. party to case (pro se)

My first experience ever in court. She is a judge who believes she is an expert in law, psychology, social services, economics, and real estate. She does not allow facts/evidence to be presented. She reached her decision based on her own beliefs, completely ignoring the facts. I will appeal and have been assured I will win due to her incompetency. She kept us waiting over two hours and still had no idea what was going on. This woman needs to be replaced. If I can find the time, I may file a complaint with the judicial board she's so bad.


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6969. attorney (private practice)

After presenting a case in from of this Judge, I am under the impression that she just did not want to be in the court-room. That it was a privilege that I was taking up her precious time. I hate to call someone obtuse, or unprofessional. So i will just leave it at saying nothing other then I was not impressed by her antics.


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6970. party to case (with attorney)

She raped my son of his child. And when the mother of the child overdosed and passed, she said "guess you get him by default now"


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7050. attorney (private practice)

She is a politically ignorant judge. She breaks international laws and is a terrorizing foreigners. She is unfit to judge anything.


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7258. party to case (with attorney)

In my experience with Judge Streib.. she was awesome with her fairness and judgement.


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7746. party to case (with attorney)

I saw this below, and had to comment: "my attorney never had to say a word all she did was look at the case file and saw the truth!" THAT IS NOT HOW IT IS SUPPOSED TO WORK! In your zeal to praise a woman who clearly randomly favored you on a certain day, you proved the argument of everyone else on this site. She is supposed to thoughtfully consider evidence, not have her mind made up from looking at a file. Worst. Judge. Ever!


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7755. courthouse employee

Unprofessional is an understatement. She's always late making everyone wait, postpones at the last minute, extended lunch, reads files during testimony and thrives on gossip. She has her buddies and pals and takes nepotism to a new level. Some say she "would be" good administratively, but that is not her current job. It shows that she has never practiced law. So hope someone runs against her when she's up for reelection.


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8136. other

I do not understand how this family court judge is still on the bench! She has put so many children back in a home where they were initially abused, Not allowing siblings to connect, and forbidding contact with other side of family who only wishes to love the child!!?? Judge O'Brien is president judge please remove this woman. She has shown in more than 1case she's not for the children's well being!


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6833. attorney (private practice)

As a practicing attorney in family law, arguing a case in front of her in tenuous at best. She consistently delays up to 5 or 6 hours in motions court and is still unprepared. Her rulings are continually inconsistent so you can not advise clients on what she has done in the past because she is so unpredictable. I have been made aware of yet another attorney who will no longer represent clients if she is the assigned judge. The folks of Butler County need to find someone to run against her when she is up for reelection.


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6953. party to case (pro se)

I have never seen such and idiotic, unprofessional, man hating Judge in my life. This judge is unreasonable. Unwilling to listen, or consider facts. You would almost think this Judge has the attention span of a five year old. Even often asking court reporters to remind her things. Never in my life have I seen a person so unprofessional.


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6956. other

She is totally a jerk who thinks she is God. Judges are supposed to be impartial, but she is not. One Butler attorney was her court reporter who she must discuss her cases with personally. Very unprofessional. She does seem to be anti father, In divorce cases everyone loses and that's life. She shouldn't take sides. My brother grew up in a tough situation and worked hard to make something of himself and she is trying to ruin him. How do these judges get to do what they do.. Crazy!


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7205. attorney (private practice)

I am a lawyer and notary in Germany. I came through her courtroom and stated this to her. she was very ignorant of world politics. she said i was insane and unpredictable because i said a lawyer and notary are the same thing in Germany so she ordered me to get a psych evaluation. a lawyer and notary are the same thing in Germany she refused to educate her self. she comes across as ignorant air-headed and violent. she is a know it all who doesn't know what she's talking about. she seemed to be high during the trial, only one time i seen her she didn't seem stoned.


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7335. party to case (with attorney)

If I could enter 0 stars I would. This judge picks and chooses which facts are facts. Pre-judges based on appearance and her mood that day and goes out of her way to be nasty. The reviews that tell women to fatten up and lose the makeup are dead on. She doesn't like competition.


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8572. party to case (with attorney)

God, I am not sure what else to say but horrible. She is almost always hours late. She treats the people that go in front of her like they are wasting her time. I do not understand why she has this job, she seems to hate it.


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8754. attorney (government, civil matters)

She makes a mockery of the justice system. She is incapable of being unbiased and often shows how little she thinks of all who enter her courtroom. She is one strong example of a public servant who forgets that she is a servant to the public. Very biased against men.


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9101. party to case (with attorney)

Please vote not to retain this judge. I've known her since 2009. I used to think the judicial elections were silly -- who cares -- but these people make decisions that can ruin peoples' lives, and Streib has ruined so many already. She shouldn't be allowed to ruin more.


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9136. party to case (with attorney)

I have read most of the above. I have to agree she does not seem 100% open to what you have to say but I do not feel it is because she "does not care" I feel it is because she can see through the b.s. and does not want to waste her time or your time with irrelevant defense. You do get to speak and she does listen to what you have to say. When she feels it is necessary to hear. Overall I think she is tough but fair. Defiantly play your polite side and do NOT speak out or make excuses. She does not like excuses.


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