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Local attorney censured by state supreme court

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)—A Chattanooga lawyer found himself publicly censured by the Tennessee Supreme Court.

According to a release from the court, the disciplinary action was taken against Attorney Brian C. Smith on February 28th after he represented a case involving conflicting interests of an estate.

The Petition for Discipline was filed by the Board of Professional Responsibility, citing a violation of Rule 9 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Tennessee.

Rule 9 forbids lawyers from representing conflicting interests.

Smith was ordered to pay the costs of the disciplinary proceedings.

A public censure is a criticism and warning that doesn't affect an attorney's ability to practice law.

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