The State Bar of Georgia is looking to discipline pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood who asked his 'Army of Patriots' to investigate its members

Ben Margot/Associated PressAttorney Lin Wood, member of President Donald Trump’s legal team, gestures while speaking during a rally on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Alpharetta, Ga.
  • The Georgia State Bar filed a 1,600-page complaint against pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood.
  • Wood complained about the agency and implored his Telegram followers to investigate Bar members.
  • Wood became known for spreading conspiracy theories and filing lawsuits related to the 2020 election.
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The State Bar of Georgia is working to take disciplinary action against pro-Trump lawyer and conspiracy theorist Lin Wood, he announced on social media Saturday, bemoaning the action and imploring his followers to investigate members of the Bar.

“The State Disciplinary Board of the State Bar of Georgia has received information concerning the above-named attorney that suggests that said attorney may have violated one or more of the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct,” the grievance, dated February 5 and uploaded by Wood to Dropbox reads.

The State Bar of Georgia did not immediately return Insider’s request for comment Sunday.

Wood, who previously tweeted calling for the arrest and execution of former Vice President Mike Pence ahead of the riot at the US Capitol, shared news of the complaint on his Telegram account Saturday. Wood was been permanently banned from using Twitter after he violated a temporary suspension enacted by the company for inciting violence, as BuzzFeed News reported.


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Wood was one of several lawyers working on behalf of former President Donald Trump’s effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election. The February 5 complaint noted his espousal of conspiracy theories and his “Frivolous Filings.”

Wood’s sharing of the complaint, which was marked as confidential, was first reported on Twitter by journalist Steven Fowler. Wood uploaded a link to the more than 1,600-page complaint.

In a subsequent post, Wood told his Telegram followers he had the right to challenge the “competency, qualifications, or objectivity of any member of the State Disciplinary Board” within 10 days.

“I could use the help of an Army of Patriots due to the time limitation,” Wood said, sharing a list of the members he said were provided to him by the Georgia Bar.

“The GA State Bar has thrown the kitchen sink at me,” he said.

Wood asked his followers to investigate the members, including directing them to comb through their social media accounts and examine their political affiliations. Wood also asked his followers to investigate who the members have represented as lawyers, probing his followers to see if any members had connections to Dominion Voting Systems, the company Trump allies have targeted with baseless conspiracy theories.

Wood on Friday had said on Telegram he was representing former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell in Dominion’s $US1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against her, as Forbes reported.

In January, Wood said he would refuse to take a mental health test as requested by the Georgia State Bar to determine his mental competency to continue to serve as an attorney.

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