Court Clerk Facing Ethics Complaint Counters with Defamation Suit

A man who filed an ethics complaint against Smyrna Town Court Clerk Brittany Stevens now says her $150,000 defamation lawsuit against him should be dismissed. “I filed the Ethics Complaint in good faith expecting it to be reviewed and handled confidentially by the Ethics Commission,” Tony Sees says in a deposition. Even though the complaint was supposed to be confidential, the document ended up being shared through email and social media. The ethics complaint alleged that Stevens simultaneously is serving as town court clerk and a practicing lawyer. Stevens asserts that she stopped practicing law in 2016 when she was appointed to the clerk position, the Daily News Journal reports.

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