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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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2014

JUDGE

DISPOSITION DATE

DISPOSITION

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
5/05/2011
Letter of Reprimand
3/18/2011
Letter of Admonishment
1/14/2011
Letter of Resignation

2010

JUDGE

DISPOSITION DATE

DISPOSITION

3/19/2010
Letter of Admonishment
3/19/2010
Letter of Admonishment
1/25/2010
Supreme Court Mandate to Remove

2009

JUDGE

DISPOSITION DATE

DISPOSITION

11/05/2009
Order of Suspension
9/18/2009
Dismissed without prejudice
8/18/2009
Letter of Resignation
1/16/2009
Letter of Reprimand
1/16/2009
Letter of Reprimand

 

2008

JUDGE

DISPOSITION DATE

DISPOSITION

12/17/2008
Formal Statement
of Charges
12/17/2008
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 during investigation
02/16/2007

Retirement from office during investigation

 

2006

JUDGE

DISPOSITION DATE

DISPOSITION

05/24/06

Letter of Admonition
05/24/06
Letter of Resignation and Agreement never to serve in the Arkansas Judiciary

 

2005

JUDGE

DISPOSITION DATE

DISPOSITION


06/09/05

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

Former Judge 
William W. Watt

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 and Agreement to Never Serve in the Arkansas Judiciary
12/20/2001
Voluntary Suspension Pending Dispassion of Criminal Charges
9/24/01
Letter of admonition
9/24/01
Letter of admonition
8/08/2001
Letter of Resignation and Agreement to Never Serve in the Arkansas Judiciary

Jennings, John E.

2/08/2001

Letter of Admonishment

Fred D. Davis

2/08/2001

Letter if Admonishment

Bill Ross

2/08/2001

Letter of Final Action & Memorandum of Understandstanding

 


2000

JUDGE

DISPOSITION DATE

DISPOSITION

Davis, Fred D., III 01/21/00 Letter of Admonishment and Mandatory Counseling
Isbell, Gary 01/21/00 Informal Resolution
Rogers, Judith 03/22/00 Early Retirement
Morris W. Thompson 5/10/00 Removed From Office
Huffman, Donald 07/22/00 Letter of Admonishment
Whitfield, Sam 07/22/00 Letter of Admonishment
Berlin Jones 09/22/00 Reprimand -  Final Decision and Order

1999

JUDGE

DISPOSITION DATE

DISPOSITION
Keith, Tom J. 01/15/99 Letter of Admonition
Hall, W. Q. 03/12/99 Letter of Admonition
Inboden, Steve 03/12/99 Letter of Admonition
Munson, Lee 09/17/99 Letter of Admonition
Hall, W. Q. 11/19/99 Letter of Admonition
Harkey, John Norman 11/19/99 Informal Resolution
Steel, Jim Bob 11/19/99 Letter of Reprimand
Final Decision 
and Order
Thompson, Morris W. 12/06/99 Recommendation - Removal from Office

1998

JUDGE

DISPOSITION DATE

DISPOSITION
Lewis, Jack 07/17/98 Letter of Admonition
Ford, Gayle 09/18/98 Informal Adjustment
Keaton, Edwin 09/18/98 Letter of Admonition
Swindell, Benny 11/11/98 Retirement from Office during Investigation
McKimm, William 11/20/98 Censure

1997

JUDGE

DISPOSITION DATE

DISPOSITION
Neal, Olly 01/17/97 Letter of Admonition
Patterson, Jerry 01/17/97 Letter of Admonition
Davis, Fred D., III 04/23/97 Reprimand
King, Durwood 05/21/97 Reprimand
McKimm, William 05/21/97 Informal Adjustment
Morley, Stephen E. 08/07/97 Resignation from Office prior to Formal Disciplinary Hearing
Choate, Stephen 09/19/97 Letter of Admonition
Davis, Fred D., III 09/19/97 Letter of Admonition
Adams, Scott 09/19/97 Letter of Admonition
Hayes, Larry 09/19/97 Letter of Admonition

1996

JUDGE

DISPOSITION DATE

DISPOSITION
Brown, Thomas 01/19/96 Letter of Admonition
Watt, William W. 06/17/96 Resignation from Office during Investigation
Rogers, Russell 11/15/96 Letter of Admonition
Thomas, Stephen S. 11/15/96 Suspension Without Pay for Six (6) Months


1995

JUDGE

DISPOSITION DATE

DISPOSITION
Adams, Scott 01/20/95 Letter of Admonition
Harrison, Max 01/20/95 Letter of Admonition
Evitts, Les 05/19/95 Letter of Admonition
Reynolds, David 05/19/95 Letter of Admonition
Davis, Fred D., III 09/15/95 Letter of Admonition
Thomas, Roy 11/17/95 Letter of Admonition
Thomas, Stephen S 12/18/95 Suspension With Pay

1994

JUDGE

DISPOSITION DATE

DISPOSITION

Plunkett, Charles 03/15/94 Retirement From Office during Investigation
Taylor, H. A. 07/18/94 Letter of Admonition
Plegge, John 09/20/94 Informal Adjustment

1993

JUDGE

DISPOSITION DATE

DISPOSITION

Brintion, Marica 01/21/93 Informal Adjustment
Hale, David 10/22/93 Resignation from Office during Investigation
Lewis, Jack 11/23/93 Letter of Admonition

1992

JUDGE

DISPOSITION DATE

DISPOSITION

Cole, Joel C. 09/14/92 Censure
Watt, Bill 11/24/92 Letter of Admonition
Hodnett, Ray 11/24/92 Letter of Admonition

1991

JUDGE

DISPOSITION DATE

DISPOSITION

Adams, Scott  02/20/91 Letter of Admonition
Capeheart, Ted 05/20/91 Letter of Admonition
Munson, Lee 06/25/91 Letter of Admonition

1990

JUDGE

DISPOSITION DATE

DISPOSITION

Switzer, Williams P. 02/12/90 Suspension from Office with Pay
Diggs, Terry P. 04/18/90 Letter of Resignation
Jackson, H. Paul 05/07/90 Suspension from Office with Pay
Taylor, Van B. 07/24/90 Letter of Admonition
Keith, Tom 07/24/90 Letter of Admonition
Jackson, H. Paul 11/13/90 Letter of Resignation
Donovan, Francis 11/16/90 Letter of Admonition
Donovan, Francis 11/16/90 Letter of Admonishment Withdrawn

 

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