Private Reprimand of a Former District Court Judge (6/18/21)


The judge failed to be patient, dignified and courteous to a litigant and his counsel, demonstrated an improper prejudice against that litigant, and failed to accord him the right to be heard according to law.  During a temporary orders hearing in a suit affecting the parent child relationship, the judge indicated his predisposition towards the litigant having any contact with his children based on the opposing party’s presentation of her case, interrupted the testimony of the litigant’s first and only witness, and discouraged further evidentiary presentation from the litigant and his counsel.  [Violations of Canons 3B(4), 3B(5) and 3B(8) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.]  Private Reprimand of a Former District Court Judge.  (6/18/21).