Stevens announces candidacy for Smyrna Municipal Judge

Feb 28, 2022 at 03:58 pm by WGNS


Smyrna, Tennessee —Smyrna Town Court Clerk Brittany Stevens has announced her candidacy for Smyrna Municipal Judge in the August 4, 2022 election.  

“As Smyrna’s judge, I will be firm but fair with individuals appearing in criminal court,” Stevens said.  “I have a constitutionally conservative judicial philosophy and will be both impartial and professional while litigants present their cases.”  

Stevens has served as Smyrna’s court clerk since 2016.  Since first entering her role as clerk, she has successfully improved efficiency in the court system by modernizing and automating procedures, implementing online payments, starting a public online record search portal, utilizing technology to reduce both paper consumption and manpower, and partnering with a collection agency to pursue delinquent accounts.  Under Stevens’ leadership, the Smyrna Court Clerk’s office was among the first in the state to partner with the TBI for an electronic data exchange for expungements.  Stevens has also prioritized upgrading the court’s website, allowing individuals and attorneys to conduct more business online.

“Practicing law and serving as clerk have provided me with a unique understanding of how Smyrna’s court system operates,” Stevens said.  “I will act professionally and leverage my strong relationships with community leaders to help keep our community safe.”

Stevens is a longtime Smyrna resident.  She is a graduate of Lipscomb University and Nashville School of Law.  Upon passing the bar exam, Stevens practiced law with her brother at their family’s law office until she accepted appointment to serve as Smyrna’s court clerk in February 2016.

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Stevens is very active in the community.  She recently completed two terms as president of Friends of Smyrna Library and is a graduate of Leadership Rutherford.  She is also a member of the Rutherford & Cannon County Bar Association, Middle Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women, Daughters of the American Revolution, Junior League, and Smyrna Church of Christ.  She has repeatedly been selected by the public as favorite elected official in both the Daily News Journal’s Ruthies awards and also the Murfreesboro Post’s Main Street Awards.  As court clerk, Stevens organized the successful “Clerks for Coats” coat drive effort in Smyrna for four years before merging it with a similar program at Living Truth Christian Center this winter.

“Smyrna has been absolutely wonderful to my family,” Stevens said. “I look forward to the opportunity of furthering my community service.”

Above is a press release by Brittany Stevens for Smyrna Municipal Judge

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