Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a County Judge. (04/07/08)


The judge abdicated official judicial duties by relinquishing control of the court’s criminal docket to the county attorney, whose office was unable to handle the volume of work due to staff shorta...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (04/07/08)


After the defendant failed to answer a small claims action filed against him, the plaintiff requested a default judgment and asked for a hearing to determine his claim for unliquidated damages. Pr...

Honorable Allen Gilbert

 Municipal Court Judge, San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas
 CJC Nos. 07-0327-MU and 07-0359-MU

Private Warning of a District Court Judge. (03/06/08)


In one case, the judge allowed his frustration with the behavior of certain litigants to manifest itself in a lack of patience, dignity and courtesy. The judge further failed to allow the parties ...

Honorable Gregory Middents

 Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Sherman, Grayson County, Texas
 CJC No. 06-0707-JP

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Judge. (02/28/08)


While presiding over a case against a defendant charged with violating a city ordinance, the judge violated several procedures, including, but not limited to, (a) closing the proceedings to the pub...

Private Admonition of a former Justice of the Peace. (02/27/08)


The judge denied an indigent pro se litigant the right to file suit and to be heard in her court. [Violation of Canons 2A, 3B(2), and 3B(8) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Admonit...

Private Reprimand of a County Court at Law Judge. (02/04/08)


The judge found an out of town attorney in constructive contempt of court without affording him certain due process rights. In lieu of serving time in jail, the attorney was offered the opportunit...