Lin Wood, pro Trump attorney who combated 2020 election results, retires

Lin Wood, pro Trump lawyer who fought 2020 election results, retires

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Attorney L. Lin Wood holds up a Bible while speaking throughout an interview on election leads to Alpharetta, Georgia, U.S., December 2, 2020.

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Lin Wood, a pro-Trump attorney who worked to challenge the 2020 election results, stated he has actually retired from the law in order to prevent his prospective disbarment in Georgia.

That state’s bar “has agreed to drop the disciplinary cases against me in return for my agreement to take the status of RETIRED,” Wood stated Tuesday in a post on Telegram, a social networks platform he has actually utilized after he was completely prohibited from Twitter.

Wood had earlier published a screenshot of a supposed letter he sent out to the State Bar of Georgia, asking for that he be enabled to “transfer to Retired Status effective immediately.”

“I understand that this request is unqualified, irrevocable and permanent,” Wood composed in the letter, datedTuesday “I further understand and acknowledge that if granted Retired Status I am prohibited from practicing law in this State and in any other state or jurisdiction and that I may not apply for readmission.”

A spokesperson for the State Bar of Georgia did not right away verify that Wood’s demand had actually been gotten or given. Wood did not react to CNBC’s ask for extra remark.

As of Wednesday at twelve noon ET, the Georgia bar noted Wood as an “active member in good standing.”

Wood stated on Telegram that his retirement from the law was refrained from doing “in the manner I would have preferred. But God is sovereign over everything.”

Wood was as soon as a popular disparagement attorney whose customers consisted of Richard Jewell and the moms and dads of JonBenet Ramsey, in addition to more current figures such as Kyle Rittenhouse and Nicholas Sandmann.

He acquired prestige for spreading out election conspiracies and installing a stopped working quote to reverse President Joe Biden’s 2020 win in Georgia.

The Georgia State Bar released disciplinary procedures versus Wood in February2021 It recommended in a 1,677- page memo that the attorney might have broken state guidelines of conduct and raised concerns about his psychological physical fitness.

In 2021, Wood submitted a grievance in federal court in Atlanta implicating state bar authorities of breaking his rights by asking him to send to a psychological health assessment otherwise put his law license in jeopardy. He likewise asked the judge because case to recuse himself since he had commanded Wood’s claim challenging the 2020 election.

The judge dismissed Wood’s case, and a federal appeals court promoted that choice.

In May, Wood sat for 2 days of controversial disciplinary hearings in Georgia Supreme Court with the state bar. Transcripts of those procedures, published by Wood’s “FightBack Foundation,” program Wood and his lawyer often facing the administering unique master, ThomasCauthorn At one point, Wood implicated Cauthorn of “blasphemy” for stating it was incorrect to inform a witness, “God bless you.”

“The witness is here to answer questions under oath, not to be blessed by you, Mr. Wood,” Cauthorn stated. Wood has actually consistently slammed the unique master on Telegram, where he boasts numerous countless fans.

Before revealing his retirement, Wood was involved in numerous other legal matters.

His previous partners have actually sued him in state court in Georgia over a supposed breach of a settlement arrangement. That claim, which is continuous, implicates Wood of “erratic, abusive, and unprofessional behavior.” Wood was fined $5,000 in June for consistently breaking an order disallowing him from disparaging his previous associates.

In May, Michigan authorities required penalty for Wood and other attorneys connected to an effort to decertify that state’s 2020 election results for Biden.

It was not right away clear how those matters would be impacted by Wood’s choice to stop practicing law.