Public Disciplinary Actions

A public disciplinary action, such as a public reprimand or public censure, is a finding by the Board of Judicial Conduct that a judge or justice violates a rule of judicial conduct.

A public reprimand is a letter that details the finding of judicial misconduct and lists reasons why such conduct is improper and a discredit to the judiciary.

A public censure is also a letter that details the findings of judicial misconduct, but is stronger than a public reprimand. A public censure may also includes a requirement that a judge or justice follow a specified course of corrective action.

The following list includes all public disciplinary actions against judges since 2008. 

2014


Soloman, Carol L. - May 19, 2014

Ballew, Luann - April 25, 2014

2013

Kittrell, Connie - December 19, 2013
McKenzie, James W. - April 15, 2013
Wilson, John K. - April 11, 2013
Baliles, Billy D. - February 20, 2013

2012

Gasaway, John - July 2, 2012
Houston, Johnny D.  - June 25, 2012
Randolph, Sheridan C. - June 18, 2012
Smith, Jimmy C.  - April 9, 2012
Bell, John A.  - February 27, 2012
Jackson, A. Andrew - January 30, 2012
Moon, Jr., Robert L. - January 9, 2012

2011

Zachary, Ronnie - December 27, 2011
Bales, David - December 9, 2011
Baumgartner, Richard R. - March 29, 2011
Hamilton, Jim T. - May 4, 2011
Taylor, James - June 6, 2011

2010

Dumas, Gloria - July 16, 2010
McKenzie, James W. - December 13, 2010
Russell, F. Lee - November 29, 2010

2008