New Haven attorney Irving Pinsky has been pushing sensitive legal buttons related to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting since December. But his latest effort has drawn particularly strong condemnation from Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen.
"Attorney Pinsky clearly misunderstands the law," Jepsen said Friday in response to the latest request from Pinsky asking the state to unseal confidential documents related to the shooting investigation.
Jepsen said his office has no jurisdiction in the matter, no authority to unseal criminal documents and is not involved with the investigation.
"Attorney Pinsky would be well-advised to become better familiarized with Connecticut law prior to issuing any additional demands upon my office," said Jepsen.
Pinsky first drew ire in December when he put in a request to file a $100 million lawsuit against the state, claiming it failed to prevent "foreseeable harm" against his client — a 6-year-old Sandy Hook shooting survivor identified as "Jill Doe."
At the time, Jepsen released a statement saying he was "aware of no facts or legal theory under which the State of Connecticut should be liable for causing the harms inflicted at Sandy Hook Elementary School."
The shooting on Dec. 14, 2012, claimed the life of 20 first graders and six educators. The shooter, Adam Lanza, first killed his mother Nancy in their home and, utlimately, took his own life.
A Facebook page identified as belonging to Pinsky describes him as a "Wrongful Death Attorney also handling brain injury cases, crippling injuries and any way i can help."