The "January 6 Legal Defense Fund" is a registered 501(c)(4) non-profit entity, and was established for one purpose and one purpose only -- to support individuals charged in connection with the events of January 6 in paying their legal defense fees and costs using an attorney they chose rather than an attorney chosen for them.
The Fund currently supports 26 clients.
Currently, primary counsel for the cases funded by the January 6 Legal Defense Fund is William L. Shipley, Esq.
Mr. Shipley has taken on a tremendous case load which include the following:
United States v. Leo Bozell 21-cr-00216
United States v. Michael Brock 21-cr-00500
United States v. Jacob Chansley 21-cr-00003
United States v. Nathan DeGrave 21-cr-00088
United States v. Lucas Denney 22-cr-00070
United States v. Brandon Fellows 21-cr-00083
United States v. Ronald McAbee 21-cr-00035 – Styled as United States v. Jeffery Sabol, et al.
United States v. James McGrew 21-cr-00398
United States v. David Mehaffie 21-cr-00040 – Styled as United States v. Patrick McCaughey
United States v. Roberto Minuta 22-cr-00015 – Styled as United States v. Stewart Rhodes, et al.
United States v. Henry Muntzer 21-cr-00105
United States v. William Pepe 21-cr-00052
United States v. Linwood Robinson Sr, et al. 22-cr-00251
Mr. Shipley represents all four members of the Robinson family.
United States v. Anthony Sargent 21-cr-00639
United States v. Tyler Tew 22-cr-00027
United States v. Kevin and Nathan Tuck 21-cr- 00378- Styled as United States v. Arthur Jackman
United States v. Isaac Westbury, et al, 21-cr-00605
Mr. Shipley represents all three members of the Westbury family and Isaac James.
United States v. Christopher Worrell 21-cr-292
United States v. Daniel Phipps 21-cr-44
To the extent money is available, the Fund will support the work of any attorney who applies and demonstrates legitimate and bona fide efforts to engage in a vigorous and meaningful defense of his or her client(s).
Funds will not be wasted on legal efforts of dubious quality or for engaging in unsound defense tactics. Attorneys who do so will not be supported further by the limited resources of the Fund.
All clients supported by the Fund are expected to engage in separate fundraising on their own behalf in their own communities. The Fund cannot and does not provide comprehensive funding of all fees and costs for any individual client.
You may contribute to the defense fees and costs of a specific Fund client at the Fund's website, January6DefenseFund.org. Contributions made here will be placed in a general pool of funds used at the discretion of the Fund on behalf of any and all Fund clients.