Lin Wood, who filed legal challenges seeking to overturn President Biden’s 2020 election victory over former President Trump, is giving up his law license.
Wood is apparently choosing to give up practicing law rather than face potential disbarment, as multiple states have been weighing disciplinary actions against him for pushing Trump’s false claims that he defeated Biden in 2020.
Wood had been a licensed attorney in the state of Georgia since 1977. On Tuesday, he posted on his Telegram account, “The State Bar of Georgia has agreed to drop the disciplinary cases against me in return for my agreement to take the status of RETIRED.”
Along with state officials in Georgia, a Michigan watchdog group filed a complaint in May against Wood and eight other Trump-linked lawyers seeking disciplinary action, alleging they had committed misconduct when they filed a lawsuit challenging Biden’s 2020 election win in that state. A previous court ruling had found the attorneys’ lawsuit had abused the court system.
Wood’s relinquishment of his law license comes as another Trump-aligned attorney, John Eastman, who authored the failed plan to overturn the 2020 Presidential election, is facing his own potential disbarment in the state of California.
Eastman faces 11 disciplinary charges in the State Bar Court of California over his failed strategy to stop Congress from certifying the 2020 electoral college vote, which Biden won.
Meanwhile, former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani is facing ethics charges by the DC Board of Professional Responsibility over alleged breach of ethics rules on behalf of the 2020 Trump campaign in Pennsylvania. The board asserts that Giuliani “weaponized his law license” to push baseless claims that the 2020 Presidential election was stolen. If ultimately found guilty by a DC court he could be disbarred.
The former Mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001 had his New York law license suspended in June 2021 after a state appeals court ruled he had made “demonstrably false and misleading” statements about voter fraud.