Commission Final Actions

COMMISSION FINAL ACTIONS
issued by the
JUDICIAL DISCIPLINE & DISABILITY COMMISSION

On May 14, 1990 the Supreme Court eliminated a private reprimand as a possible sanction that could be imposed by the Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission. Prior to that date, the Commission issued private reprimands to three (3) separate judges.

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2017

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition
04/25/2017
Letter of Admonishment 
03/28/2017
Dismissal with Cautionary Instruction
03/03/2017
Dismissal Notice
01/03/2017
Letter of Removal from Office

2016

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition 
11/18/2016
Letter of Informal Adjustment
07/15/2016
Letter of Informal Adjustment
05/09/2016
Letter of Resignation

2015

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition
03/20/2015
Letter of Admonishment
01/15/2015
Letter of Censure

2014

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition 
11/21/14
Letter of Censure
09/19/2014
Letter of Informal Adjustment 
09/11/2014
Per Curiam For Supreme Court of Arkansas
08/06/2014
Letter of Suspension and Removal from Office
03/21/2014
Letter of Informal Admonishment

2013

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition
11/15/2013
Letter of Informal Adjustment
09/20/2013
Letter of Informal Adjustment
05/17/2013
Letter of Reprimand and Letter of Censure 
05/17/2013
Letter of Reprimand

2012

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition 
10/25/2012
Letter of Resignation 
10/04/2012
Order of Suspension 
09/26/2012
Letter of Retirement
09/20/2012
Formal Statement of Charges
09/07/2012
Letter of Suspension without Pay
04/27/2012
Letter of Reprimand
04/27/2012
Letter of Censure

2011

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition 
11/18/2011
Public Dismissal Letter
11/18/2011
Letter of Public Reprimand and Letter of Censure 
05/05/2011
Letter of Reprimand 
03/18/2011
Letter of Admonishment 
01/14/2011
Letter of Resignation

2010

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition 
03/19/2010
Letter of Admonishment 
03/19/2010
Letter of Admonishment 
01/25/2010
Supreme Court Mandate to Remove

2009

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition 
L.T. Simes
11/05/2009Order of Suspension 
Jerry Patterson
09/18/2009Dismissed without prejudice
Donald E. Warren, Sr.
08/18/2009Letter of Resignation
Edwin Keaton
01/16/2009Letter of Reprimand
Jim Gunter
01/16/2009Letter of Reprimand

2008

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition
12/17/2008
Formal Statement of Charges
11/21/2008
Formal Statement of Charges
11/21/2008
Letter of Reprimand
11/21/2008
Letter of Reprimand 
07/18/2008
Letter of Admonishment
04/18/2008
Letter of Admonishment 
03/21/2008
Letter of Reprimand

2007

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition 
01/10/2008
Letter of Resignation
02/16/2007
Retirement from office during investigation

2006

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition
05/24/2006
Letter of Admonition 
05/24/2006
Letter of Resignation and Agreement never to serve in the Arkansas Judiciary

2005

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition
06/09/2005
Censure with Findings

2004

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition
11/19/2004
Letter of Admonishment 
07/13/2004
Suspension from office with pay
10/15/2004
Informal Adjustment
08/11/2004
Modification of Resignation June 18, 1996 agreement 
05/24/2004
Letter of Admonishment

2003

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition
11/18/2003
Letter of Resignation and Agreement to never serve in the Arkansas Judiciary 
01/09/2003
Letter of Resignation and Agreement to never serve in the Arkansas Judiciary

2002

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition 
11/20/2002
Letter of Admonishment Withdrawn
11/19/2002
Letter of Admonishment
11/18/2002
Informal Adjustment
09/20/2002
Letter of Admonition
09/20/2002
Letter of Resignation and Agreement to Never Serve in the Arkansas Judiciary

2001

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition
12/20/2001
Letter of Resignation & Agreement to Never Serve in the Arkansas Judiciary 
12/20/2001
Voluntary Suspension Pending Dispassion of Criminal Charges
09/24/2001
Letter of Admonition
09/24/2001
Letter of Admonition
08/08/2001
Letter of Resignation and Agreement to Never Serve in the Arkansas Judiciary
02/08/2001
Letter of Admonishment
02/08/2001
Letter of Admonishment
02/08/2001
Letter of Final Action & Memorandum of Understanding

2000

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition 
1/21/2000
Letter of Admonishment and Mandatory Counseling
01/21/2000
Informal Resolution 
03/22/2000
Early Retirement
05/10/2000
Removed from Office
07/22/2000
Letter of Admonishment
07/22/2000
Letter of Admonishment
09/22/2000
Reprimand-Final Decision and Order

1999

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition
01/15/1999
Letter of Admonition
03/12/1999
Letter of Admonition
03/12/1999
Letter of Admonition
09/17/1999
Letter of Admonition
11/19/1999
Letter of Admonition
11/19/1999
Informal Resolution 
11/19/1999
Letter of Reprimand, Final Decision and Order
12/16/1999
Recommendation- Removal from Office

1998

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition
07/17/1998
Letter of Admonition
09/18/1998
Informal Adjustment 
09/18/1998
Letter of Admonition
11/11/1998
Retirement from Office during Investigation
11/20/1998
Censure

1997

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition
01/17/1997
Letter of Admonition
01/17/1997
Letter of Admonition
04/23/1997
Reprimand
05/21/1997
Reprimand
05/21/1997
Informal Adjustment
08/07/1997
Resignation from Office prior to Formal Disciplinary Hearing
09/19/1997
Letter of Admonition
09/19/1997
Letter of Admonition
09/19/1997
Letter of Admonition
09/19/1997
Letter of Admonition

1996

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition
01/19/1996
Letter of Admonition
06/17/1996
Resignation from Office During Investigation
11/15/1996
Letter of Admonition
11/15/1996
Suspension Without Pay for Six (6) Months

1995

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition
01/20/1995
Letter of Admonition
01/20/1995
Letter of Admonition 
05/19/1995
Letter of Admonition 
05/19/1995
Letter of Admonition
09/15/1995
Letter of Admonition
11/17/1995
Letter of Admonition
12/18/1995
Suspension with Pay

1994

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition 
03/15/1994
Retirement from Office during Investigation
07/18/1994
Letter of Admonition
09/20/1994
Informal Adjustment

1993

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition 
01/21/1993
Informal Adjustment
10/22/1993
Resignation from Office during Investigation
11/23/1993
Letter of Admonition

1992

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition 
09/14/1992
Censure
11/24/1992
Letter of Admonition
11/24/1992
Letter of Admonition

1991

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition
02/20/1991
Letter of Admonition
05/20/1991
Letter of Admonition
06/25/1991
Letter of Admonition 

1990

Judge
Disposition Date
Disposition
02/12/1990
Suspension from Office with Pay
04/18/1990
Letter of Resignation
05/07/1990
Suspension from Office with Pay
07/24/1990
Letter of Admonition
07/24/1990
Letter of Admonition
11/13/1990
Letter of Resignation
11/16/1990
Letter of Admonition
11/16/1990
Letter of Admonishment Withdrawn

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