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CT attorney Norm Pattis's new client is a Proud Boy accused of Jan. 6 sedition

Insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump swarm the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
John Minchillo
Insurrectionists loyal to President Donald Trump swarm the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

Connecticut attorney Norm Pattis has defended notorious clients, including conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Now, he has signed on to represent one of the leaders of the Proud Boys extremist group in his trial over the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Pattis signed on to represent Joseph Biggs. He’s one of five members of the Proud Boys group charged with seditious conspiracy for the violent attack on the Capitol in 2021. Federal prosecutors said Biggs was part of a leadership group within the Proud Boys that planned the attack.

Pattis previously defended Alex Jones against defamation lawsuits from families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Pattis has asked to be dropped as Jones’s attorney.

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Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He fell in love with sound-rich radio storytelling while working as an assistant reporter at KBIA public radio in Columbia, Missouri. Before coming back to radio, he worked in digital journalism as the editor of Newtown Patch. As a freelance reporter, his work for WSHU aired nationally on NPR. Davis is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism; he started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.

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