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...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a County Court at Law Judge. (12/08/10)

12/08/2010
 
 

The judge went beyond the scope of his judicial role as a neutral arbiter and deprived the parties of an opportunity to respond to his findings when he undertook an independent investigation as to ...

Private Warning and Order of Additional Education of a Municipal Court Judge. (11/23/10)

11/23/2010
 
 

The judge failed to comply with the law and demonstrated a lack of professional competence in the law when he signed an “Order of Reversal” reinstating a traffic case without input or participation...

Honorable Judge Woodrow "Woody" Densen

10/14/2010
 Senior Judge
 CJC No. 09-0948-RT

Private Admonition of a District Judge. (10/14/10)

10/14/2010
 
 

The judge improperly acted as an advocate and legal counsel for a family member in a small claims action by (a) initiating contact with opposing counsel in an effort to negotiate a settlement on be...