The First Court of Appeals has granted yet another writ of mandamus against Judge Denise Pratt for appointing Donna Detamore as a Discovery Master in a highly unusual custody case and ordering the parties to pay Detamore $10,000 to get started. Click here to read the opinion. Steve Lindamood filed for the mandamus and represents the mother in this case. The child before the court is very disabled and the child’s father is totally disabled. The father’s guardian is the child’s paternal step-grandfather.
Nancy Rommelman represents the guardian/grandfather who is seeking custody of the child. Click here to read the plea to the jurisdiction in this case which Judge Pratt denied and will likely result in another mandamus action.