Diane Kiesel

Diane Kiesel is a judge of the Supreme Court of New York. A former journalist, she is the author of Domestic Violence: Law Policy and Practice, published in 2017 by the Carolina Academic Press, and She Can Bring Us Home: Dr. Dorothy Boulding Ferebee, Civil Rights Pioneer, published in 2015 by the University of Nebraska Press/Potomac Books. She is currently at work on The Trials of Charlie Chaplin: How the Federal Government and One Woman Drove The Little Tramp from the United States, to be published by the University of Michigan Press. 

4 entries by Diane Kiesel

Book Review

Widespread Panic: A Novel

By James Ellroy

Dames, drunks, and dirty cops run roughshod over 1950s L.A. in this hardboiled, hard-to-put-down tale.


An engrossing look at early 20th-century lawyer Nathan Burkan and his larger-than-life clients.

Book Review

This valuable yet overly detailed look at Trump’s pet project illustrates why good fences don’t always make good neighbors.

Book Review

What if the father of our country had gotten caught by the British?