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Griffin to fill unexpired term of late Montgomery County Attorney Lambright
Tuesday, March 19, 2019


First Assistant County Attorney B.D. Griffin was unanimously appointed Tuesday by Montgomery County Commissioners to fill the unexpired term of County Attorney J D Lambright who passed away earlier this month.  Lambright, 69, died March 9 following a brief battle with cancer. He term expires in 2020. “It is with great sadness that we have to move forward with the appointment of a new county attorney,” said Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack. “But also I think it is a great honor to have B.D. Griffin sworn in as that new county attorney.“This was one of J D’s dying wishes was to have B.D. take over. He trusted you, we trust you and I think there is not a better person we could put in the county attorney’s office.” The court echoed Noack’s sentiments. “I know you will do a great job,” Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador said. “We know what your work ethics are, your integrity and I wish you all the luck.” Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley and Precinct 4 Commissioner James Metts thanked Griffin for his work in the County Attorney’s Office.  “I appreciate you stepping up,” Riley said.  County Judge Mark Keough noted that for Griffin the appoint is bittersweet.“You have great respect and love for J D as we all have for his knowledge and understanding and his ability to put together his team,” Keough said. “It is a great honor for us all to have this discussion and to be able to do this.” Griffin humbly thank the court before being officially sworn in by Keough. After taking his oath, Griffin asked the court to approve his request to lower his salary. The commissioners unanimously approved that request.

Montgomery County Attorney J D Lambright, dead at 69, leaves legacy of ‘incredible work’
By Catherine Dominguez, Staff writer Updated 3:23 pm CST, Saturday, March 9, 2019

 Following a recent cancer diagnosis, Montgomery County Attorney J D Lambright passed away peacefully Saturday morning surrounded by his wife Belinda, extended family and friends.

“With deepest sorrow, I and the staff of the County Attorney’s office announce the passing of J D Lambright …” First Assistant County Attorney B.D. Griffin said in a statement. “He was a great leader, boss, attorney and friend. His vision, leadership and devotion to justice and doing the right thing will be remembered and his impact upon the community will be long lasting.”

At the request of County Judge Mark Keough and state Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, Governor Greg Abbott has authorized the Texas flag in the county to be lowered to half-staff.

Keough called Lambright’s passing a “great loss for his family, co-workers and Montgomery County constituents.”

“He was a man of consistency and focus and deeply respected by all,” Keough said. “Being the professional that he was, ever since my entering into public service he became a friend and trustworthy advisor in all things ‘county’. He assembled a highly skilled and professional team that is incredible to work with and because of his legacy, his team although deeply saddened by his untimely departure will carry on the great work of Montgomery County. …READ MORE

 

 

 

 

 

Hundreds attend celebration of life for late Montgomery County Attorney J D Lambright
 By Catherine Dominguez, Staff writer   Updated 9:24 am CDT, Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Close to 200 people packed the First Baptist Church in downtown Conroe Monday to honor J D Lambright as those who remembered him reminded the crowd to continue to live by Lambright’s well known philosophy — do the right thing for the right reasons. Lambright, 69, passed away March 9 following a brief battle with cancer.But Monday wasn’t about Lambright’s death, it was celebration of his life, his accomplishments and his legacy. Family, friends, county employees and elected officials county wide attended the service…READ MORE

 

Conroe man claims former assistant DA tampered with evidence
Monday, February 25, 2019

A Conroe businessman is suing several current and former Montgomery County employees, claiming they tampered with evidence in a sales tax case which caused his probation to be revoked, sending him to prison for 40 years. New York-based attorney Ty Clevenger filed the federal civil suit in the Southern District of Texas Jan. 31 on behalf of Mark Johnston. The suit names in their individual capacity former Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Nicole Czajkoski, District Attorney’s Office investigator Erin Smith, sheriff’s deputy Alton Neely and probation officer Russell Stilley along with two private citizens. The lawsuits accuses the defendants with conspiring to violate Johnston’s civil rights…READ MORE

The Montgomery County Attorney’s Office partnered with The District Attorney’s Office to give an informative presentation on Human Trafficking in Montgomery County.

ADA Laura Bond and First Assistant County Attorney B.D. Griffin

 

Bushra Khan – February 2019 Employee of the Month

Bushra Khan,  Assistant County Attorney in the Government Affairs Division was awarded the Montgomery County Employee of the Month award for February 2019. (Right)
Amy Dunham, Chief of Government Affairs presented her with the award. (Left)

Department of the Year

The County Attorney’s Office, headed by J D Lambright, was named 2018 Department of the Year. The Government Affairs Division of the Montgomery County Attorney’s Office nominated the County Attorney’s Office for Department of the Year.  The County Attorney’s office provides legal advice and other related services to a variety of county departments, agencies, boards and organizations, as well as to the County Judge and County Commissioners. The team members of the Government Affairs Division stated that “the staff works diligently in the performance of its duties to ensure the accuracy and promptness of responses to all queries, routinely going the extra mile. Additionally our staff is dedicated to the highest level of serve and attentiveness to clients’ concerns.”…READ MORE

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