As if the massive multimillion dollar decision against him wasn’t bad enough, InfoWars host Alex Jones has now lost his attorney, Norm Pattis, who had his law license suspended on Thursday for misconduct during the Sandy Hook defamation trial against Jones.
According to NBC Connecticut, Pattis cannot practice law for six months, and the reason is because he released unauthorized files related to the Sandy Hook case.
“Simply put, given his experience, there is no acceptable excuse for his misconduct,” Judge Barbara Bellis said in a court decision released Thursday.
Judge Bellis added, “We cannot expect our system of justice or our attorneys to be perfect but we can expect fundamental fairness and decency. There was no fairness or decency in the treatment of the plaintiffs’ most sensitive and personal information, and no excuse for the respondent’s misconduct.”
Pattis also gave two years of Jones’ text messages to the plaintiffs, a move that even the most inexperienced attorney is unlikely to make.
Jones remains on the hook for $985 million in damages related to comments he made regarding the Sandy Hook mass shooting which left 26 people dead, including 20 children between six and seven years old.
On his InfoWars broadcast, Jones suggested that the shooting had been staged by the government in order to justify new gun control laws. He also called the children killed at the Newtown, Connecticut elementary school “crisis actors” and said their parents were also actors who were being paid to grieve.
Pattis says he is appealing Judge Bellis’ ruling and will be seeking a stay until he can file the paperwork for the appeal.