Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace (05/29/08).


After her vehicle was repossessed, a neighbor asked the judge to become personally involved in her dispute with the seller. On the neighbor’s behalf, the judge wrote a letter, on judicial letterhea...

Honorable Brent Keis

 County Court at Law No. 1, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas
 CJC No. 07-0668-CC

Honorable Hal Miner

 47th Judicial District Court Judge, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas
 CJC No. 07-0716-DI

Private Admonition of a County Probate Court Judge. (05/05/08)


The judge favored his court investigator and his personal accountant with court appointments to a guardianship matter pending in his court. The judge continued to preside over the probate matter du...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (05/05/08)


After learning that his nephew had been arrested, the judge went to the jail, rescinded the bond set by the magistrate, and ordered the release of his nephew from jail on a personal recognizance bo...

Honorable Gary Geick

 Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 2, Rosenberg, Fort Bend County, Texas
 CJC No. 07-0384-JP

Agreed Private Reprimand of a Former County Court at Law Judge. (05/03/08)


As a result of a personal relationship with an attorney involved in a case pending before his court, the judge used his position to advance the attorney’s private interests, allowed the attorney to...

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...