Defense Attorney for Kyle Rittenhouse Sued for Fraud and Breach of Contract by Former Colleagues - 2020-09-04
One of the defense attorneys representing Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old Trump supporter accused of fatally shooting two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin last month, has some legal trouble of his own following a tumultuous split with several colleagues at his law firm. In a lawsuit filed Monday in the Superior Court of Georgia, three former employees accused attorney L. Lin Wood of failing to pay them an undisclosed sum as part of a settlement agreement that was reached when they left the firm earlier this year.
Attorneys Nicole Wade, Jonathan Grunberg, and Taylor Wilson filed the breach of contract complaint against Wood and his law firm, L. Lin Wood, P.C. (LLW PC). They accused their former employer of consistently "abusive" and "erratic" behavior, which, they said, led them to negotiate their departure from the firm.
"In early 2020, due to the erratic, abusive, and unprofessional behavior of Defendant L. Lin Wood as described herein, Plaintiffs sought to leave Defendant LLW PC and entered into a Settlement Agreement rather than litigate – and despite – the issues described herein," the lawsuit stated. "Indeed, Plaintiffs Wade, Grunberg, and Wilson made significant financial concessions in the Settlement Agreement, despite having no legal obligation to do so, specifically to avoid filing this lawsuit in favor of protecting the privacy of Defendant Wood and various third parties."