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Opinion 639

Question Presented

Is it permissible under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct to include "Retired Judge" on the letterhead and business cards of a practicing lawyer who has retired from service as a part-time municipal court judge?

A lawyer who, while practicing law, has served for a number of years as a judge of a municipal court in a small suburban community retires from this position and continues his private law practice.  The lawyer proposes to include the phrase “Retired Judge” on his letterhead and business cards.

Bluebook Citation

Tex. Comm. On Professional Ethics, Op. 639 (2013)