Attorney Trey Wilson - RL Wilson Law

09 July 2009

San Antonio J.P. Featured in Negative Express News Article

Today's San Antonio Express News contains an article entitled "JP's law license suspended after complaints" which details action taken by the State Bar of Texas against local Justice of the Peace Monica Caballero.

I do not personally know Judge Caballero, but have appeared before her several times on evictions and other cases. Despite the concerns she may have faced in her private law practice, she has always appeared to me to be fair and deliberative, and to have as a good a command on the law as any Justice of the Peace. From what I've seen, her judicial temperment has been fair, and she clearly understands Forcible Entry & Detainer law. She does not appear to me to be biased in favor of or against either landlords or Tenants.

While I understand the public appeal of the story and the EN's right to publish even the personal problems of a public figure, my opinion as an attorney who frequently handles evictions in and around San Antonio, is that Judge Caballero's problems do not disqualify her from serving as JP, or otherwise call into question her ability to perform the functions of the job.

I believe that calls for Judge Caballero's resignation and/or termination are unfounded.

Trey Wilson --Named By Scene in SA Magazine As One of San Antonio's Best Real Estate Litigation Attorneys -- September 2008 -- As voted on by peers