Private Admonition of a Former County Judge. (03/31/11)

03/31/2011
 
 

The judge presided over a criminal matter wherein he was the injured party. The judge was disqualified from presiding over the matter and should have arranged to have another judge handle the plea....

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of Justices of the Peace and a Municipal Court Judge. (03/29/11 – 04/07/11)

03/29/2011
 
 

Six (6) judges failed to obtain the mandatory judicial education hours during the 2010 academic year. [Violation of Canons 2A and 3B(2) of the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct.] Private Admonition an...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Court Judge. (02/15/11)

02/15/2011
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law by: (a) failing to issue an adequate show cause order specifying the underlying contemptuous act of ...

Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace. (01/31/11)

01/31/2011
 
 

The judge forwarded letters of introduction to specific members of the community, which cast doubt on the judge’s ability to act impartially in certain types of cases those members filed in his cou...

Private Reprimand of a District Judge. (01/26/11)

01/26/2011
 
 

The judge exceeded the scope of his authority and failed to comply with the law by jailing an individual, without notice and a hearing, for contempt following a confrontation between the judge and ...

Private Admonition and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (01/19/11)

01/19/2011
 
 

The judge failed to follow the law and maintain professional competence in the law by (1) failing to provide a party with notice of a hearing, and (2) issuing orders in a case over which she had lo...

Honorable John Phillip Fitzgerald

12/16/2010
 County Judge, Liberty, Liberty County Texas
 CJC Nos. 09-0806-CO & 09-0849-CO

Private Reprimand and Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace. (12/10/10)

12/10/2010
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law by: (1) denying Complainant his due process rights to a hearing regarding a permit violation ch...