Lin Wood, Pro-Trump Lawyer and Conspiracy Theorist, Says Georgia Bar May Strip Law License

Pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood has said the State Bar of Georgia is making him undergo a mental health assessment and may strip him of his license to practice law.

Wood came to national attention following the 2020 presidential election. A staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump, Wood helped to file lawsuits challenging the results of the election.

Wood's increasingly troubling statements about prominent officials kept him in the headlines and he told his followers on Thursday that the state bar had mentioned his social media posts as a reason for seeking a psychological assessment.

"I am fighting battles on every front," Wood said according to Reuters journalist Jan Wolfe. The posts appear to have been made on Telegram.

"The State Bar of Georgia told me today that they would demand a mental health exam from me if I wanted to keep my law license.

"My mind is sound. I have broken no rules. I asked what I had done wrong, I was only told it was about my social media comments. My speech."

Wood has previously used social media to make unfounded allegations against Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, suggesting Roberts had something to do with the death of the late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.

Lin Wood indicated he may lose his law license. The state bar of Georgia is ordering him to undergo a mental health evaluation, he says. I’ve sent the state bar requests for comment but gotten no response.

— Jan Wolfe (@JanNWolfe) January 29, 2021

"My information from reliable source is that Roberts arranged an illegal adoption of two young children from Wales through Jeffrey Epstein," Wood said on Twitter before his account was suspended.

"I think we can all agree that Epstein knows pedophilia," Wood added, a reference to deceased sexual offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Wood also called for the execution of former Vice President Mike Pence at a time when many Trump supporters were pushing for Pence to throw out the Electoral College results in his role as president of the Senate.

On Thursday, Wood suggested he would fight any attempt to strip him of the right to practice law, saying the State Bar's demand "had no basis" and invoking God to support him.

"I do not believe God has brought me this far to stop fighting now," he said. "I know he did instill within me a spirit of fear and I know I have never been a quitter."

But Wood also took a swipe at his fellow lawyers, saying: "If the State Bar of Georgia starts testing its members for mental health and alcoholism (I have not had a drink in over eight years), 75 per cent of the lawyers in Georgia will not be able to practice law."

Georgia Attorney Lin Wood in 2019
Attorneys L. Lin Wood (C) and Mark Stephen (L) speak to the media about their client, British rescue diver Vernon Unsworth (rear), as they arrive at US District Court on December 3, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Wood has said he faces the suspension of his law license. Apu Gomes/Getty Images