Mike Lindell's Legal Troubles Intensify as Another Attorney Withdraws

Mike Lindell's ongoing legal battles continue to unfold dramatically.

by Nouman Rasool
Mike Lindell's Legal Troubles Intensify as Another Attorney Withdraws
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Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, still suffers a number of legal repercussions due to his claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election, which he failed to prove. More recently, one of Lindell's attorneys has left, which is a new layer of his ongoing legal troubles.

He is today challenging a February verdict by a U. S. District Court that affirmed a $5 million award against him. This decision is connected to his statements about the alleged fraud during the 2020 election.

By April 2023, an arbitration panel decided that Lindell, a loyal supporter of ex-President Donald Trump, must compensate Zeidman, a computer forensic analyst, $5 million.

Zeidman had already disproved Lindell's supposed evidence of Chinese meddling in the 2020 elections. It arose from a coup in a 2021 symposium where Lindell announced a $5 million reward to anybody who could debunk his election fraud data.

The panel's verdict has put Lindell deeper in legal trouble.

Attorney Withdrawals Continue

In March, attorneys Andrew Parker and Alec Beck from Parker Daniels Kibort informed the court of their withdrawal from Lindell's appeal.

Subsequently, on June 4, court documents revealed that another attorney representing Lindell had also decided to step down. Magistrate Judge Dulce J. Foster confirmed this development, noting that the attorney had emailed the court, stating he could no longer serve as lead counsel.

While the name of the departing attorney was not disclosed, other documents indicate Lindell's representation by Douglas Wardlow of Lindell Management and Thomas Miller. Newsweek has reached out to Lindell and Miller for comment.

Lindell's legal troubles extend beyond this case. He is also embroiled in defamation lawsuits filed by voting machine manufacturers Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic, as well as Eric Coomer, a former Dominion employee.

These entities claim that Lindell's baseless allegations have severely damaged their reputations. Courts and election experts have consistently debunked the fraud claims. Financially, Lindell's situation is dire. He has disclosed spending $40 million on unsuccessful legal battles to overturn the election results, resulting in significant financial strain.

He has been soliciting funds through the Lindell Offense Fund, which also supports his controversial $500 wireless monitoring devices, intended to detect internet connectivity in voting machines—a claim that remains highly disputed.