Famous Georgia lawyer Lin Wood retires to avoid disbarment

 July 10, 2023

A famous Georgia lawyer, Lin Wood, will retire from the legal profession in an agreement that will help him avoid being disbarred.

In a statement on Telegram, Wood said that Georgia's state bar "agreed to drop the disciplinary cases against me in return for my agreement to take the status of RETIRED."

His status on the State Bar of Georgia website now says "Retired," which confirms that his Telegram claim is true.

"Wood had previously posted a screenshot of an alleged letter he sent to the State Bar of Georgia, requesting to be transferred to 'Retired Status effective immediately,'" reported Breitbart.

"I understand that this request is unqualified, irrevocable and permanent," Wood said in the letter. "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."

Officials with the State Bar of Georgia filed a notice that they will be dismissing disciplinary complaints against Wood. Officials wrote in a court filing obtained by CNBC:

By permitting Respondent to transfer to Retired Status and thereby prohibiting Respondent from practicing law in this state or any other state or jurisdiction, the Office of General Counsel believes that it has achieved the goals of disciplinary action, including protecting the public and the integrity of the judicial system and the legal profession.

Breitbart reported, "Despite Wood’s list of high-profile clients that included Richard Jewell and the parents of JonBenet Ramsey, he became notorious in the wake of the 2020 election for pushing wild conspiracy theories to the point of suggesting that former Vice President Mike Pence may have committed treason and that Chief Justice John Roberts had connections to pedophile rings. Though he had positioned himself as a Trump lawyer and a MAGA thought leader, conservatives began to call his political leanings into question when he suggested that voters stay home during the Georgia Senate runoff election in 2020, thereby giving power to Democrats."

Wood is also being sued by his former partners for breaking a settlement agreement. The partners have accused him of "erratic, abusive and unprofessional behavior."