Hon. James H. Keeshan

 359th Judicial District Court, Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas
 CJC No. 02-0668-DI

Public Admonition

Private Admonition of a Justice of the Peace (07/12/02)


The judge, in an attempt to help a family with whom she was acquainted, became involved in a pending criminal case involving one of the family members. The judge discussed the merits of the case w...

Hon. Don Emerson

 320th Judicial District Court, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas
 CJC Nos. 01-0175-DI and 01-0187-DI

Public Warning

Private Admonition of a Municipal Court Judge (06/25/02)


The judge found a courtroom spectator in direct contempt for the unauthorized practice of law, and ordered him to spend 72 hours in jail and pay a fine of $100. Instead of holding a hearing to det...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (06/21/02)


The judge, while interviewing prospective jurors, exhibited a lack of patience, dignity and respect toward one of the prospective jurors when she ordered the bailiff to forcibly remove the prospect...

Private Order of Additional Education of a Justice of the Peace (06/21/02)


As a result of the judge’s off-the-bench conduct in connection with his consumption of alcoholic beverages and his inability to remain sober for any extended length of time, and following the judge...

Hon. Patricia Ott

 Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1
 CJC No. 01-0362-JP

Public Admonition

Private Warning of a Justice of the Peace (06/05/02)


The judge, while acting in his official capacity, used the judge’s position and authority as the judge to advance the private interests of a citizen who wished to have a citation transferred from a...