Alex Jones’ attorney, Norm Pattis, joins the Joseph Biggs case on January 6th

Left: Attorney Norman Pattis. Right: Defendant Joseph Biggs of January 6.

Left: Attorney Norman Pattis (screengrab via the Law&Crime network). Right: Joseph Biggs (via FBI court filings).

The attorney best known for representing right-wing radio jockeys Alex Jones vs. Families of Sandy Hook Victims has a new client – one who is facing the most serious allegations yet made in connection with the January 6 attack on the Capitol.

Norman Pattisthe attorney known for representing Jones and employees of Jones’ company InfoWars filed a notice of intent to represent Tuesday Joseph R Biggsa member of the Proud Boys extremist group, charged with seditious conspiracy along with the Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio.

“The undersigned gives notice of his appearance on behalf of the defendant, Joseph R. Biggs,” the succinctly worded filing reads.

Pattis himself had a little more to say when asked why he was joining the case.

“I was asked for help and agreed,” Pattis told Law&Crime in an email. “It seems like a fair fight. I am happy to be part of the team.”

Pattis added that he is not replacing Biggs’ current attorney Dan Hullbut that the two will work together.

Biggs has been linked to what appears to be the first violation of a police line on the Capitol grounds on Jan. 6. According to a substitute charge filed earlier this month, Biggs had a brief exchange with a man who has since been identified as Ryan Samsel in an area of ​​the Capitol Grounds known as the Peace Circle.

Samsel and his co-defendants are charged with assaulting Peace Circle police officers, including a Capitol police officer Caroline Edwardswho testified before the House Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

“Seconds before 12:53 p.m., Biggs was approached by an individual whose identity is known to the grand jury,” Biggs’ indictment said. “The individual put an arm around Biggs’ shoulder and spoke to him,” the indictment said. “About a minute later, this person crossed the barrier restricting access to the Capitol.”

Edwards confirmed this account. The House Committee has theorized that the actions of Biggs, Samsel and others in the Peace Circle essentially opened the floodgates and set an example for other rioters who would eventually overwhelm the police and storm the building.

Samsel has denied that such an exchange between himself and Biggs ever took place.

Pattis has previously been involved in civil and criminal matters relating to January 6th. He currently represents Jonathon Owen Shroyeran InfoWars host accused of a handful of misdemeanor related to the January 6 siege.

US District Judge in January Timothy Kelly, a Trump agent, denied Shroyer’s motion to dismiss the charges; at the time, Pattis indicated that he intended to file a motion on Shroyer’s behalf that would advance a First Amendment argument, and indeed Shroyer currently has a second motion to dismiss pending in court.

As attorney for Jones, Pattis has defended his client in civil lawsuits arising from Jones’ repeated claims that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre did not occur. Victims’ families have sued Jones in several states for defamation, though Pattis recently attempted to withdraw from that case, a move the families say is another attempt by Jones to evade accountability.

Pattis also represented Jones in his December 2021 lawsuit against the January 6 committee of the House of Representatives to avoid submitting to the committee’s subpoena.

[Image of Norm Pattis via Law&Crime network screengrab; image of Joseph Biggs via FBI court filing.]

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