Williamson County Attorney Jana Duty was reprimanded by the State Bar of Texas for breaking confidentiality rules while acting as counsel to commissioners court.
Under the agreement announced last week, the State Bar of Texas dismissed 23 out of 24 complaints filed against Duty by the Williamson County Commissioners Court. The reprimand will not impact Duty’s capacity as Williamson County attorney, Duty said.
The State Bar reprimanded Duty for using information she learned in a commissioners court executive session in the lawsuit she filed to remove County Judge Dan Gattis from office. The agreed judgment states that Duty violated Rule 1.05 of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct by making the confidential information public in the lawsuit.