Judge Reagan Helm, Presiding Judge of Harris County Criminal Court at Law
#1 has decided to resign today. His resignation is
effective immediately. Ironically, as a Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer I enjoyed visiting his
court. His entire staff was professional, friendly, and effective, but
the judge was completely different. His demeanor was always short and
never seem to enjoy being a judge. I wish him well in retirement.
Judge Helm was not seeking reelection after his term ended this year. Most
curiously, he resigns the day before a hearing where the Harris County
District Attorney's Office is trying to remove him from presiding
over Family Assault cases.