The family of the now famous 16-year-old Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann has hired a legal heavyweight specializing in “aggressive libel and slander suits against media organizations,” according to media reports. Todd McMurtry, the family attorney, says he settled on Lin Wood, who has the distinction of being dubbed “attorney for the damned” by former CBS anchor Dan Rather. Though the family has not committed publicly to suing the mainstream media for ruining their high school junior’s reputation on the national stage, McMurtry has said that “all options are on the table.” It’s time for a full-court press; hold the Left media accountable for fake news.
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The family of 16-year-old Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann is not messing around. To protect their son’s reputation, they hired a high-profile Georgia attorney whose specialty is “aggressive libel and slander suits against media organizations,” according to WCPO.
This comes after the family contracted Kentucky’s largest public relations firm to help them navigate through the largely hostile media environment.
In a news release Thursday, the Sandmann family’s attorney, Todd McMurtry, said he “conducted an extensive search to find a nationally-recognized attorney skilled in the fields of libel, defamation, and the First Amendment.”