Private Warning of a District Court Judge (11/7/17)


The judge knowingly or recklessly misrepresented the identity, qualifications, present position or other fact concerning himself when he published endorsements that were not valid.  Further, the judge failed to exhibit the patience, dignity, and courtesy expected of a judicial officer towards a lawyer with whom the judge dealt with in an official capacity when he made sexist comments about that lawyer and referred to others in a derogatory manner.  The judge failed to conduct his extra-judicial activities so that they did not cast reasonable doubt on his capacity to act impartially as a judge, and his conduct cast public discredit upon the judiciary when he made sexist and racist comments in a media interview.  [Violation of Canons 3B(4), 4A(1), 4D(1) and 5(1)(ii) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct and Article V, Section 1-a(6)A of the Texas Constitution.]  Private Warning of a District Court Judge.  11/07/17.