The Georgia Attorney L. Lin Wood has garnered much attention after he took legal action against media outlets who portrayed pro-life Covington Catholic teenager Nick Sandmann in a negative light due to a video of an altercation between him and far-Left agitator Nathan Phillips.
This move by Wood, formerly known for his great success, allowed him to become a once beloved figure amongst conservatives.
In the mainstream media’s coverage of the story, many were led to believe that a teenage boy had mocked an elderly Native American activist, Nathan Phillips.
However, when the full video of the encounter was released, it became clear that Phillips may have been attempting to provoke a confrontation.
Despite this revelation, Sandmann and his classmates’ reputations were almost ruined by those on the left who sought to destroy their lives for peacefully marching in support of protecting unborn lives.
President Trump and his supporters lauded Lin Wood for challenging the press in the Sandmann case, with his historic victory against the media generating widespread notice across America and transforming him into a prominent figure in conservative circles.
The esteemed Georgia attorney publicly expressed appreciation for his newfound status as a hero and showed affection for President Trump.
Following the divisive 2020 election, Lin Wood garnered attention from Trump supporters when he aligned himself with former federal prosecutor Sidney Powell to defend the President’s claims of electoral fraud in key swing states.
In early December, they held a press conference that quickly developed into a rally in Georgia and encouraged Republicans to boycott or refuse to vote in the January 5th special runoff election for US Senator.
With Democrats aiming to take control of the Senate following their losses in both the presidency and House majority, conservatives began to question Wood’s loyalty to the Republican Party, suggesting he may not be who he claims.
Former Speaker of the House and Georgia Republican Newt Gingrich expressed his disapproval of legal duo Lin Wood and Sidney Powell, stating that “their ‘don’t vote’ strategy will be detrimental to America.”
He urged all Georgia conservatives who are concerned with the future of their country to make sure they cast their ballots in the upcoming runoff.
In November 2021, Kyle Rittenhouse, who was acquitted of the murder charges against him stemming from a BLM riot in Kenosha, WI, made headlines when he appeared on Tucker Carlson.
During the appearance, Rittenhouse expressed his discontent with Lin Wood, the attorney who had briefly represented him in his case.
He alleged that Wood had kept him incarcerated for 87 days despite Rittenhouse’s wishes to be released and justified this decision by claiming that it was “safer” for him to remain in jail than at home with his family.
The US Representative from Georgia, Marjorie Taylor Greene (R), expressed her opinion regarding the Rittenhouse case and the handling of it by Lin Wood. In response, Wood declared that she was “under the influence of the devil” and threatened to sue both her and Tucker Carlson for defamation.
He additionally threatened legal action against Kyle Rittenhouse for referring to him as an “idiot.”
The bold US Rep from Georgia attacked Wood on Twitter, saying:
I’ve told everyone what a horrible person Lin Wood is, and if you watched @TuckerCarlson tonight, then you heard from Kyle Rittenhouse, one of the reasons why I think so.
She called him “evil” and accused him of keeping the money he raised for Kyle while the teenager sat in prison.
In a follow-up tweet, she said Mr. Wood should go to jail for what he did to Kyle, and she also blamed him for telling GA voters to stay home in the Jan 5th runoff election, causing the Senate to lose both critical seats.
Lin should go to jail for what he did to Kyle.
I also fully blame him for why Georgia lost our Senate seats.
He’s from Georgia and we know him as a life long Democrat not a Republican.
He grifted off of Trump & told people not to vote on Jan 5th saying their vote would be stolen.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) November 23, 2021
In January 2021, the State Bar of Georgia requested that L. Lin Wood undergo a psychiatric examination due to reported complaints connected to his involvement in spreading outlandish theories about the presidential election.
As news outlets presented an image of Wood as unbalanced, many conservatives distanced themselves from him due to his unpredictable conduct.
Reason wrote: While Trump called Chief Justice John Roberts (along with the rest of the Supreme Court) cowardly and incompetent for turning away lawsuits challenging the election results in battleground states, he did not join Wood in trying to implicate Roberts in murder and pedophilia. And while Trump castigated Vice President Mike Pence for failing to block congressional affirmation of the election results, Wood suggested that Pence should be executed for treason. “Get the firing squads ready,” Wood said in a January 7 Parler post. “Pence goes FIRST.”
Around the same time, Wood was permanently banned from Twitter. His online comments recently prompted one of his best-known clients, Nicholas Sandmann, to terminate their relationship. A Delaware judge this month barred Wood from representing former Trump adviser Carter Page.
“The conduct of Mr. Wood, albeit not in my jurisdiction, exhibited a toxic stew of mendacity, prevarication, and surprising incompetence,” Judge Craig Karsnitz wrote. He called an election lawsuit that Wood filed in Georgia “textbook frivolous litigation” and said a complaint that Wood filed in Michigan “would not survive a law school civil procedure class.”
Paula Frederick, the state bar’s general counsel, says the demand that Wood be evaluated by a psychiatrist is based on the concern that he “may be impaired or incapacitated.” That concern, in turn, is based on the odd, inflammatory stuff Wood has said.
One of the most controversial lawyers in the United States, who drew criticism from many on the Left, has been identified as a “witness for the State” according to a new filing presented by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis in her case against former President Donald Trump and his legal team.
According to the far-left Rolling Stone– FORMER MAGA ATTORNEY Lin Wood is a witness for the state in Georgia’s election interference RICO case against the former president and 18 others.
Wood, who retired from practicing law earlier this year to avoid disbarment, worked as a member of Trump’s legal team in the aftermath of the 2020 election and heavily promoted claims that the election had been rigged against the former president.
According to a Wednesday filing to the Fulton County Superior Court, which seeks a resolution to potential conflicts of interest between attorneys for Trump and several of his co-defendants, Wood is a witness for the prosecution.
“L. Lin Wood, Coreco Ja’Quan Perason, Vikki Townsend Consiglio, Gloria Kay Godwin, James Kenneth Carroll, and Carolyn Hall Fisher are witnesses for the State in the present case. Sidney Katherine Powell and Cathleen Alston Latham are Defendants in the present case,” the filing reads.
Harry W. MacDougald, who is representing Jeff Clarke in the Georgia case, “also previously represented and was co-counsel to L. Lin Wood in Wood v. Raffensperger.”
General Michael Flynn’s brother Joseph tonight addressed the new development on “X”, referring to attorney Lin Wood as a “Rat Bastard”.
He also stated that Mr. Wood has become a witness for Georgia prosecutors in the Trump RICO case.
Guess who’s a Rat Bastard???? Lin Wood Turns Witness For Georgia Prosecutors in Trump RICO Case – Rolling Stone https://t.co/iH1IwaEEGY
— Joseph J Flynn (@JosephJFlynn1) September 20, 2023
Since his public meltdown and ensuing threats of having his law license revoked following the Rittenhouse drama, Wood has mostly stayed silent.
On July 5th, PBS reported that Wood had requested to be “transferred to Retired Status,” an irrevocable decision that would prevent him from practicing law in the state of Georgia or anywhere else outside of representing himself.
This move was made in a letter sent to Georgia Bar officials on July 20th.