Houston attorney accused of forging other lawyers' signatures
Calvin C Jackson
GALVESTON - The Commission For Lawyer Discipline has filed suit against Houston attorney Calvin C. Jackson over allegations he committed forgery.
According to a lawsuit filed June 18, Jackson "deceitfully" filed pleadings in a June 2010 lawsuit in Galveston County Court at Law No. 3 under the forged signatures of the plaintiff's counsel.
Jackson was representing one of the defendants in the litigation, which was consolidated into another case.
Recent court documents claim Jackson falsely signed Houston attorney Cedrick Muhammad's name on a motion to retain case on June, 2, 2011, and fraudulently put attorney Kendric Ceaser's, also of Houston, name on a motion to reinstate after dismissal without prejudice a month later.
The defendant did not have either counsel's permission to sign on their behalf, the suit contends.
The CFLD states the supposedly unauthorized filings disrupted case proceedings and "unreasonably" increased the cost of the case as the matter had been set for dismissal for want of prosecution.
"The respondent, as defense counsel, had no authority to act on behalf of the plaintiff," the suit says.
"Further, the respondent's fraudulent filings caused delay, and wasted the court's time and resources."
Galveston County Court at Law No. 3 Judge Christopher Dupuy found Jackson in contempt of court on Sept. 9, 2011.
J.G. Molleston, regional counsel for the State Bar of Texas Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel, is representing the plaintiff.
Galveston County 405th District Court Judge Wayne Mallia is presiding over the case.
Case No. 12-cv-1370