Legal Ethics

'Personally and Politically Ambushed' Lawmaker Denies Barratry Charge, Promises Vigorous Defense


Appearing in court for the first time on Monday after being charged with barratry, a prominent Texas lawyer and lawmaker said he’s not guilty.

“I’ve been personally and politically ambushed by these unfounded charges,” said State Rep. Ronald Reynolds. A chiropractor and a runner who allegedly worked with him are also charged in the Houston case and contend they were likewise targeted without good cause, Fox 26 News reports.

The article also includes the text of the barratry law, which went into effect in 2010.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “Briefly Jailed for Barratry, Prominent Texas Lawyer Accused of Using Runner to Seek Attorney’s Case”

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