The law firm representing President Trump on Friday withdrew from Trump’s campaign to block Joe Biden from winning the popular vote in Pennsylvania. The attorneys at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur filed an overnight motion to withdraw, leaving solo practitioner Linda A. Kearns to work on the case.
“Plaintiffs and Porter Wright have reached a mutual agreement that Plaintiffs will be best served if Porter Wright withdraws, and current co-counsel and such other counsel as Plaintiffs may choose to engage represent Plaintiffs in this case,” attorneys Ronald Hicks and Carolyn McGee noted in their withdrawal motion.
This motion comes after Joe Biden was projected to win the electoral votes in twenty states and currently leads the presidential race by 60,000 votes in Pennsylvania. In recent months, other law firms have begun distancing themselves from the Trump campaign. On Friday, a Jones Day lawyer whose firm has represented various Trump campaigns over the years said during a video conference that the firm would not involve itself in post-election litigation. Another Jones Day lawyer Parker Rider-Longmaid wrote in an email to colleagues that “We as lawyers choose our clients and our causes. We choose what we stand for. And this project, I submit, should not be one of those things.”
The Trump campaign is currently looking to retain new counsel for the Pennsylvania campaign.