Judge Vacates Predecessor's Order for New Trial in Legal-Mal Case

On Jan. 24, 55th District Judge Jeff Shadwick of Houston vacated an order for new trial in a legal-malpractice case. That’s unusual, because the order was signed in September 2010 by Shadwick’s predecessor, former 55th District Judge Dion Ramos, who lost to Shadwick in the November 2010 election. Kevin Leyendecker (pictured), is an attorney for the plaintiff in the case.