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Q: Can judges and attorneys be held accountable?

Is it possible to pursue legal action on an attorney and judge for misconduct? The judge has already had disciplinary action With the board

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Arturo C. Aguilar
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A: You can sue an attorney, yes. That is called malpractice.

Judges are exempt from suit because of how they ruled on your case. The best you can do is file a complaint with the Texas Judicial Board, but you need serious evidence. Merely ruling against you is insufficient. Your best way to deal with it is to promote his opponent during elections or appeal the judge's decision.

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