Private Admonition of a District Judge (10/18/18)


The judge cast reasonable doubt on his capacity to act impartially as a judge, when he made a post on a company’s Facebook page that stated, “Hope you burn in hell.” [Violation of Canon 4A(1) of t...

Hon. James Oren Metts, Sr.

 Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, Place 1, New Caney, Montgomery County, Texas
 CJC No. 17-1329

Public Admonition

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge (8/28/18)


The judge failed to comply with the law and to maintain competence in the law, when he failed to issue a bond to a defendant in a felony DWI case for more than two months, after revoking that defen...

Hon. Fred Buck

 Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3, San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas
 CJC Nos. 17-1006-JP and 17-1123-JP

Public Warning and Order of Additional Education

Private Reprimand of a County Judge (8/8/18)


The judge lent the prestige of his judicial office to advance his private interests when he threatened to retaliate against a Sheriff’s deputy for actions the deputy took involving one of the judge...

Hon. Carbett J. ("Trey") Duhon III

 Waller County Judge
 CJC No. 17-1259-CO

Public Warning

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a District Court Judge (6/6/18)


The judge failed to exhibit the patience, dignity, and courtesy expected of a judicial officer while engaged in his official duties, and exhibited bias and prejudice against women at his workplace ...

Hon. Leonel Lopez

 Rio Grande City Municipal Court, Rio Grande City, Starr County, Texas
 CJC Nos. 16-0513-MU and 16-0540-MU

Public Reprimand