Alex Jones Lawyer Says He’s ‘Happy’ to Join ‘Righteous Fight’ Defending Proud Boy Accused of Seditious Conspiracy


Left: attorney Norman Pattis. Right: Jan. 6 defendant Joseph Biggs.

Left: attorney Norman Pattis (screengrab via Law&Crime network). Right: Joseph Biggs (via FBI court filing).

The attorney best known for representing right-wing radio jockey Alex Jones against families of Sandy Hook victims has a new client—one facing the most serious allegations leveled to date in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

Norman Pattis, the lawyer known for representing Jones and employees of Jones’s company InfoWars, filed a notice Tuesday of his intention to represent Joseph R. Biggs, a member of the Proud Boys extremist group charged with seditious conspiracy alongside Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio.

“The undersigned gives notice of his appearance on behalf of the Defendant, Joseph R. Biggs,” the tersely-worded filing says.

Pattis himself had somewhat more to say when asked why he is joining the case.

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

Pattis added that he isn’t replacing Biggs’ current lawyer Dan Hull, but that the two will be working together.

Biggs has been linked to what is believed to be the first breach of a police line on Capitol grounds on Jan. 6. According to a superseding indictment filed earlier this month, Biggs had a brief exchange with a man since identified as Ryan Samsel at an area of the Capitol Grounds known as the Peace Circle.

Samsel and his co-defendants are accused of assaulting police officers at the Peace Circle, including Capitol Police Officer Caroline Edwards, who 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…


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