Private Reprimand of a Justice of the Peace. (12/06/06).
The judge presided over an eviction case in which his law partner represented the defendant. The judge knew or should have known that, because he and defense counsel were law partners, a conflict of interest existed that should have prevented him from presiding over the case and deciding in favor of his law partner's client. [Violation of Canon 3B(1) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Reprimand of a Justice of the Peace. (12/06/06).