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Judicial Ethics Opinions

As a Judge, do you have an ethical dilemma and need guidance from your peers? The Judicial Ethics Committee receives requests for ethics opinions and issues advisory opinions regarding ethics matters for Judges. The Committee only issues written opinions in response to written questions. Questions should be submitted to theJudicial Section Ethics Committee. We will review your submission and issue a formal or informal opinion, depending upon the nature of your question. 

The Judicial Section Ethics committee has been reviewing ethical dilemmas for Texas judges since 1975. To research past ethical opinions, download Texas Judicial Ethics Opinion – 1975 to Present

Judicial Ethics Opinions

Justice Evelyn Keyes
1st Court of Appeals
301 Fannin
Houston, TX 77002-2097
Phone: (713) 274-2729
Fax: (817) 884-1332

Vice Chair
Hon. E. Lee Gabriel
2nd Court of Appeals
401 W. Belknap Ste. 9000
Fort Worth, TX
Phone: (817) 884-1900
Fax: (817) 884-1332

Member 2016
Hon. Sam Medrano
409th District Court
500 E. San Antonio, Suite 459
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone (915) 834-8209
Fax (915) 834-8204

Member 2015
Hon. Elma T. Salinas Ender
341st District Court
1110 Victoria, Suite 302
P. O. Box 1598
Laredo, TX 78042-1598
Phone: (956) 523-4329
Fax: (956) 523-5055

Member 2016
Hon. Paul Davis
Senior District Judge
P.O. Box 5601
Austin, TX 78763
Phone: (512) 343-8175
Fax: (512) 343-7789

Member 2015
Hon. Jim R. Wright
11th Court of Appeals
P.O. Box 271
Eastland, TX 76448
Phone: (254) 629-2638
Fax: (254) 629-2191

Member 2017
Hon. Amanda Matzke
County Court at Law 1, Brazos County
200 S. Texas Avenue, Suite 274
Bryan, TX 77803
Phone: (979) 361-4250

Member 2016
Hon. Mark Greenburg
County Court at Law 5, Dallas County
George L. Allen Sr. Courts Building
600 Commerce
Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-6503

Member 2017
Hon. Charles Van Orden
Cen-Tex Child Protection Court
P.O. Box 52
Belton, TX
Phone: 254-933-5386

Ex Officio
Hon. David L. Evans
48th District Court
401 W. Belknap, 8th Floor
Fort Worth, TX 76106
Phone: (817) 884-2690

Ex Officio
Hon. Pat Pirtle
Seventh Court of Appeals
501 S. Fillmore #2A
Amarillo, 79101
Phone: (806) 379-2365