A Pensacola attorney filed a lawsuit against Samson mayor Clay King. The suit is filed on behalf of Geneva County resident Stephen Oates.
Last month, authorities say King stabbed Oates at a DeFuniak Springs motel.
Police say the confrontation stemmed from Oates reportedly being with King's estranged wife.
The Samson mayor is charged with aggravated assault.
In his lawsuit, Oates is seeking damages in excess of $15,000.
His attorney claims that his client has been disabled and disfigured, and has suffered injury resulting in pain and suffering.