Enos v. Pratt, Part III

We have all heard this story before, right? Back in October, prominent Galveston county attorney Greg Enos filed a major complaint against Judge Denise Pratt, a local Republican representing the 311th District Court (Family cases). The complaint alleged that Judge Pratt altered time stamps on documents and committed other wrongdoings that necessitated removal from the bench. By December, however, a grand jury no-billed her and the controversy seemed dead, for the time being. However, just a few days later, Judge Pratt dismissed literally hundreds of cases for no reason –many of which, the cases of the attorneys who had publicly berated her. This led Enos to file yet another complaint about Judge Pratt.

Today, the Houston Chronicle reports that Enos has filed the third one. This complaint pertains to a specific one of the recent cases (there were 631, to be exact) that Judge Pratt dismissed, specifically alleging she illegally backdated order, including in open court. This time, according to the Chronicle article, Enos alleges two individuals have signed sworn affidavits attesting to this fact. Judge Pratt, for her part, is throwing her clerks under the bus, as she has done in all the previous complaints, alleging they –and they alone– were the ones complicit in the errors.

The last time was circumstantial. She was blaming the clerks. If these two witnesses are willing to go into a grand jury and the District Clerk’s records back up what they say, I don’t know how she would not get indicted for this,” Enos said.

Judge Pratt, as a member of the Family Bench, oversees countless important cases with sensitive time schedules. Dismissing a case, thus starting the process all over again, is not just financially tedious, it has real life-and-death implications. Accordingly, this entire process is frustrating to no end for those wanting an impartial and fair judiciary.

Among those perhaps leading the charge for Judge Pratt’s resignation from office are her fellow Republicans. My colleague David Jennings at the conservative blog Big Jolly Politics has been quite straightforward in his personal qualms with Judge Pratt. In fact, the site’s headline article for many days now has been one by Jennings chronicling the Judge’s alleged “juvenile antics.” Accordingly, perhaps it is not a surprise that this bombshell complaint comes just a few days before the start of early voting in the primaries.

In the 2014 election, Judge Pratt is up for re-election. While she has drawn one Democratic challenger for the November election, her far harder challenge is a Republican primary next month featuring four other candidates. All agree it is time for Judge Pratt to go. One wonders if the general populous agrees.

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11 thoughts on “Enos v. Pratt, Part III

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  2. Greg Enos should be disbarred for his blatant disruptions of the Justice System when a Judge is not willing to call things in Enos’ way. These complaints are Enos’ efforts to give himself grounds to force judges into recusal so he can get a more favorable venue.

    Enos is nothing more than pond scum to many respected attorneys and judges for this very reason, but most refuse to be outspoken as Enos’ PAC funds can make or break an election in any family court Enos practices in.

  3. The idea that Judge Pratt sat in open court and stated she was going to back-date an order over a month, with the clerk who resigned her position after over 20 year of service and lost her retirement, sitting right next to her, while telling the District Attorney and Grand Jury that Judge Pratt never
    back-dated anything or suggested anybody back-date anything instead of telling them this story and keeping her job is preposterous. The clerk that resigned was named Marilyn, and it’s her initials you find on these documents.

    The “witness” that Mr. Enos found for the criminal complaint he filed in Galveston to get a judge off the bench later stated in Texas Lawyer that she embellished her story because she was approached by someone who
    convinced her it was the right thing to do. Is there some witness tampering going on?

    It’s time to investigate Greg Enos.

    • Enos should be investigated. Couldn’t agree more. Enos became too used to being able to get away with witness tampering and every other dirty antic in the book in good ole boy Galveston County, where he was married to the judge sitting in the 212th Susan Criss. Enos has been protected for too long. It’s time to prosecute him Harris County. Enough with this witch hunt of Judge Pratt.

      • I couldn’t agree more, James. I think Enos needs to be brought in front of the Ethics Commission if nothing else….

  4. Absolutely Greg Enos should be investigated. Just look to his 11/12/12 issue of his self-published, self-serving newsletter, The Mongoose” where he makes the claim that he knows Dupuy has ordered sea snake venom from
    China and now his life is in danger. Are these the rambling a of a rational man? Judge Pratt has been gracious under fire and still works every day in her court to protect children – the real foundation if our future. She is careful about her orders and actually reads every one to make sure they are fair, protect the children involved, and are legally enforceable. She doesn’t rubber-stamp anything.

  5. Judge Pratt is a terrible judge. This has been voiced by every lawyer not on her appointment list-both Republicans and Democrats alike. The idea that Greg Enos is the problem is hilarious. If he is lying or making false claims, then anyone injured can file a slander or libel suit. Has Judge Pratt filed one against him? If Judge Pratt is the foundation of our future, then I need to move. She doesn’t rubber stamp anything, you are right–she backdates, changes and makes erroneous rulings time and time again. Even Gary Polland who has made quite a bit of money in her court, he has refused to endorse her again. Do you think Enos bought him off? Did Enos buy off Terry Lowry? Enos must be very powerful and influential in the Harris County Republican Party then.

    • Wake up everyone you sure your names not Greg enos? Some of the public is familiar with your style of creating one fictitious name after another to get your points across pretending to be ten different people.

      • Yes it has been nice for you, truther1, and FamilyLawAttorney99 to share your identities and support for Judge Pratt in an honest way too. I am not Greg Enos but I am his fan. Most lawyers do not have the guts to speak out against bad judges. So Robert Clark and Greg Enos are my heroes for being willing to bite the proverbial hand that feeds them for the right reasons. Judge Pratt is an awful judge and she does not deserve to stand by other good judges on the family law bench like Judge Farr and Judge Warne. So out of curiousity–which one of you are Burt Levine?

  6. “Yes it has been nice for you, truther1, and FamilyLawAttorney99 to share your identities and support for Judge Pratt in an honest way too. I am not Greg Enos but I am his fan.”

    1.) I don’t mix business and politics, so don’t expect my name. Many of us have to work together, so I’ve always advised the use of an anonymity for proper civil discourse. I’ve already stated this in other posts. I want you to be honest in your opinion. So far, I don’t feel that I’m getting anything other than “party arguments” instead.

    2.) I never questioned someone’s identity and certainly never made any speculation as to yours. I don’t play that game. It isn’t a name that’s important to me; it’s the substance of what one has to say that is.

    “So Robert Clark and Greg Enos are my heroes for being willing to bite the proverbial hand that feeds them for the right reasons.”

    The right reasons being… political? And how does this judge “feed them” exactly? Neither of them has ever received an appointment by Judge Pratt – you think that might be the problem? If Clark and Enos are your heroes, maybe you need new heroes. Neither has produced the evidence to support their claims. And if you’re going to associate yourself with them, you might want to check with some of their clients (as well as attorneys that have been on the other side of their lawsuit cases); their reputations are quite questionable among the people with whom they work.

    You’re guaranteed your opinion, but it is, after all, just an opinion.

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