An Atlanta attorney has filed a bar complaint against James W. Smith, the Athens, Ga., lawyer scolded by a judge recently for remarks he made about a military gold star pin his opposing counsel wore to honor his son killed in Iraq.

William G. McDaniel, an Atlanta lawyer, filed the complaint, which references an order Western Judicial Circuit Judge David R. Sweat handed down on June 11, reprimanding Smith for his remarks in two depositions in a personal injury case he litigated against Athens lawyer Andrew Marshall.

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