A Jefferson County grand jury indicted Beaumont attorney Glen Allen Engle for impersonating a public official.
Engle, 55, is facing three charges, one of which is a third degree felony for using the name of his brother's ex-girlfriend to get a notary public certificate.
Charges state he then used that certificate to notarize documents that he presented in court.
He was also indicted for forgery and tampering with a government document.
Engle allegedly presented a forged affidavit to the court during a hearing concerning a child custody case.
According to a profile on Justia, Engle went to the South Texas College of Law, graduating in 1993, and has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 1994.
The professional rating site AVVO indicates Engle has previously been cited for professional misconduct by a state disciplinary authority, including a partially probated suspension in 2010 and a public reprimand in 2005.