The Kentucky student, who was at the center of a Washington D.C. protest, where he was seen confronting a Native American activist, is now suing the Washington Post.
The student is reportedly seeking $250 million in damages.
The law firm Hemmer DeFrank Wessels announced the news on their website in a post titled, 'For truth, for justice, for Nicholas!'
The post reads:
"Today, Lin Wood and Todd McMurtry filed their first lawsuit on behalf of Nicholas Sandmann against The Washington Post. The lawsuit filed is included below. The suit seeks $250 million in both compensatory and punitive damages. Lin and Todd will continue to bring wrongdoers before the court to seek damages in compensation for the harm so many have done to the Sandmann family. This is only the beginning."
Nicholas Sandmann is a student at Covington Catholic High School, when he attended January's annual 'March for Life' rally wearing a red 'Make American Great Again hat'.
A video of Sandmann's alleged standoff with Omaha tribe elder Nathan Phillips, who was playing a drum and chanting at the 'Indigenous Peoples March' on the same day.
It was reported that Sandmann smirked in the elder's face while he and his peers taunted the Native American community. But shortly after, another video surfaced appearing to show that a group of Hebrew Israelites allegedly taunted the students first.
The lawsuit reportedly claims that the Post "wrongfully targeted and bullied Nicholas because he was the white, Catholic student wearing a red 'Make America Great Again' souvenir cap on a school field trip to the January 18 March for Life in Washington, D.C," before accusing the Post of "modern-day form of McCarthyism by competing with CNN and NBC, among others, to claim leadership of a mainstream and social media mob of bullies which attacked, vilified, and threatened Nicholas Sandmann, an innocent secondary school child."
A Washington Post spokeswoman told CNN Business that the paper is "reviewing a copy of the lawsuit and we plan to mount a vigorous defense."
Sandmann defended his actions at the time, saying he was trying to defuse the tension and denied allegations that anyone was acting out of racism.