Some Appeals from cases in Judge Michael Gomez' court

Vo v. Doan (pdf) (Tex.App. - Houston [14th Dist.] Feb. 4, 2010)(per curiam dismissal)
no interlocutory appeal permitted from trial court's order granting mistrial)
This is an attempted appeal from an order declaring a mistrial signed October 20, 2009. The clerk’s record was filed on
January 7, 2010.
Generally, appeals may be taken only from final judgments. Lehmann v. Har‑Con Corp., 39 S.W.3d 191, 195 (Tex. 2001).
Interlocutory orders may be appealed only if permitted by statute. Bally Total Fitness Corp. v. Jackson, 53 S.W.3d 352, 352
(Tex. 2001); Jack B. Anglin Co., Inc. v. Tipps, 842 S.W.2d 266, 272 (Tex. 1992) (orig. proceeding). There is no statutory
provision to appeal an order granting a mistrial.
On January 12, 2010, notification was transmitted to the parties of this court’s intention to dismiss the appeal for want of
jurisdiction unless appellant filed a response demonstrating grounds for continuing the appeal on or before January 25,
2010. See Tex. R. App. P. 42.3(a). Appellant filed a response acknowledging that no final judgment has been signed in
this case. Appellant also stated he did not object to dismissal of the appeal, but he did not waive any other rights to seek
review the trial court’s order, including by petition for writ of mandamus. Accordingly, the appeal is ordered dismissed.
DISMISSED: Per Curiam     
Before Chief Justice Hedges, Justices Anderson and Christopher    
14-09-01009-CV Andrew T. Vo d/b/a Larry Vo, Viet Le, Tam Van Le, and Vo-Le, Inc. v. Ho Kim Doan
Appeal from 129th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Michael Gomez

In Re T&L Distributing, LP (Tex.App.- Houston [1st Dist.] Jul. 1, 2009) (per curiam denial of mandamus)
Before Chief Justice Radack, Justices Taft and Sharp   
01-09-00573-CV   In Re Re T & L Distributing, L.P. and Walter J. Autry   
Appeal from 129th District Court of Harris County
Trial Court Judge:
Hon. Michael Gomez
Trial Court Case #:  0772031
Original Proceeding on Petition for Writ of Mandamus
Relators, T & J Distributing Services, L.P. and Walter J. Autry, have filed a petition for a writ of mandamus complaining of
Judge Michael Gomez’s Footnote1 June 19, 2009 order styled, “Second Order Regarding Plaintiffs’Motion to Compel
Reports and Deposition of Defense Neuropsychologist.”
We deny the petition for a writ of mandamus.
Fn1: The Honorable Michael Gomez, judge of the 129th District Court of Harris
County, Texas. The underlying lawsuit is Jennifer Carter et al. v. T & L
Distributing, L.P. & Walter J. Autry, No. 2007-72031 (129th Dist. Ct., Harris County, Tex.).

Appeals from cases in Judge Grant Dorfman's court
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129th District Court Race: Dem. Michael Gomez Defeats
Republican Incumbent
Samuel Grant Dorfman
Harris County Civil Courts and
Judges (Non-family)
Houston Opinions
Harris County Civil Courthouse - Houston TX 77002
Judge Dorfman was the Republican incumbent seeking reelection in the 2008 general
Democratic candidate for this bench  Attorney Michael Gomez won the election
(click candidate names to visit their websites)
The HOUSTON CHRONICLE endorsed Dorfman

For photo, contact, and location info go to ---> Official web site of the 129th Court (Hon. Gomez)

2008 Judicial Election Race for this Bench: Dorfman loses to Democrat Gomez



As a practicing attorney withover 8 years of
a lifelong resident of Houston,
and a graduate of Rice
University and the UH Law
Center, Michael Gomez cares
about our community
and its people. Michael pledges
to treat everyone in his
court with dignity, courtesy
and respect.

Judge Grant Dorfman (R)

is in his 6th year of service as
Judge of the 129th Civil District
Court. A native Texan,
he graduated from Brown
University, Oxford
University, and the Yale Law
School (1992). Prior to his
appointment, Judge Dorfman
served as a law clerk on the United States 5th Circuit
Court of Appeals, and practiced law with Susman Godfrey
and as a partner with Ogden Gibson White & Broocks.
When should a judge recuse
himself/herself from a case?
(60 word limit)
When should a judge recuse
himself/herself from a case?
(60 word limit)
Michael Gomez, Democrat -
A judge should recuse himself when his
impartiality in a particular matter may
reasonably be questioned or as required
to under the rules and laws of the state of
Source: LWV Voters Guide: Question to candidates
Grant Dorfman, Republican –
No response received
Source: League of Women Voters Guide: Candidate Q&A
Note: Judge Dorfman is one of two incumbent civil court
judges who did not respond to the recusal question by
the League of Women Voters.
More on this candidate from the Harris County
Democratice Party's judicial campaign web site:

Judges for All
dot com
More on the incumbent from the Harris County GOP's judicial
re-election campaign web site:
Keep our Judges dot com
2008 ELECTION OUTCOME: REP Grant Dorfman  530,479 Votes: 48.22%
DEM Michael Gomez 569,687 Votes: 51.78%
See all Harris County Election Results

Harris County District Court Judges

11th  Judge Mike Miller (2009)
11th  Judge Mark Davidson (former)  
Judge Dion Ramos (elected 2008)
55th  Judge Jeff Shadwick (former)
55th  Judge Jeff Brown (former)
61st  Judge Al Bennet (2009)
61st  Judge John Donovan (former)
80th  Judge Larry Weiman (2009)
80th  Judge Lynn Bradshaw-Hull (former)
113th  Judge Patricia Hancock
125th  Judge Kyle Carter (2009)
125th  Judge John Coselli (former)
127th  Judge R. K. Sandill (2009)
127th  Judge Sharolyn Wood (former)
129th  Judge Michael Gomez (2009)
129th  Judge Grant Dorfman (former)
133th  Judge Jaclanel McFarland (2009)
133th  Judge Lamar McCorkle (former)
151st   Judge Mike Engelhart (2009)
151st   Judge Caroline E. Baker (former)
152nd  Judge Robert Schaffer (2009)
152nd  Judge Kenneth Wise (former)
157th   Judge Randall Wilson
164th   Judge Alexandra Smoots-Hogan (2009)
164th   Judge Martha Hill Jamison (former)
165th   Judge Josefina Muniz Rendon (2009)
165th   Judge Elizabeth Ray (former)
189th   Judge Bill Burke
190th   Judge Patricia Kerrigan (reelected '08)
190th   Hon. Jennifer W. Elrod (now on 5th Cir)
Judge Steven E. Kirkland (2009)
215th   Judge Levi Benton (former)
234th   Judge Reece Rondon
269th   Judge Dan Hinde (appointed 2008)
269th   John T. Wooldridge (resigned 2008)
270th   Judge Brent Gamble
280th   Judge Tony Lindsay
281st   Judge Sylvia Matthews (appt'd 2008)
281st   Judge David J. Bernal (resigned 2008)
295th   Judge Tracy E. Christopher
333rd  Judge Joseph James "Tad" Halbach Jr.
334th  Judge Sharon McCally (reelected 2008)
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