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Judge Guy Williams receives public reprimand by Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct

Posted at 2:56 PM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 18:33:45-05

Embattled District Judge Guy Williams has been publicly reprimanded by the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct four times for two incidents that occurred inside and outside the courtroom.

Williams was cited for his conduct inappropriately touching several judges and other employees at an event honoring a municipal judge at the Havana Club on Aug. 9, 2017.

According to the reprimand, Williams denied those claims and confirmed having one tequila drink while at the club.

The board also cited Williams that he was rude to attorneys and defendants that the judge made in on-the-record comments in two separate family violence cases in the Insil Anderson case on Oct. 8, 2014, and the Steven Velasquez case on May 7, 2015, that came before his court.

The commission concluded that “Judge Williams failed to follow the law, and failed to be patient, dignified and courteous to individuals with whom he deals in an official capacity, when he inappropriately touched Judge Sandra Watts, District Clerk Anne Lorentzen and District Clerk Chief Deputy Lilia Ann Gutierrez.”

It also says that Williams “failed to treat the assistant district attorneys in the Anderson and Velasquez cases with patience, dignity and courtesy, and he exhibited prejudice against the assistant district attorneys when he made disparaging comments about the Nueces County District Attorney’s Office in court.”

Click below to read the reports in their entirety.