Colorado suspends law license of former Trump attorney for his role in challenging 2020 election outcome

Jenna Ellis, the former attorney for President Trump, has reached an agreement to have her law license suspended in Colorado for a duration of three years. This suspension is a consequence of her involvement in efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

On Tuesday, the presiding disciplinary judge gave their approval to the settlement reached between Ellis and the Colorado Attorney Counsel.

Ellis, in October, admitted guilt to aiding and abetting false statements and writings. She entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors in the Georgia 2020 election interference case, where Trump and 17 others faced indictment for participating in an unlawful conspiracy to maintain the former president’s authority.

In March 2023, the Colorado Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel censured her for making “misrepresentations on national television and on Twitter regarding the 2020 presidential election.”

Ellis will be suspended starting from July 2 for a duration of three years.

Two watchdog groups were seeking to disbar her, but according to the settlement, her misconduct is typically grounds for disbarment. However, her involvement in the misconduct was as an “accessory,” rather than a principal, which is why her criminal liability was determined.

According to the settlement, the evidence suggests that she played a role in supporting the false statements by being present at the Georgia Senate Subcommittee meeting. However, it states that she did not participate in the actual creation or preparation of the false statements.

According to the settlement, the individual has shown remorse and acknowledges the harm her misconduct has caused. She has taken substantial and tangible measures to address and minimize the consequences of her actions. The settlement states that a three-year suspension would be a fitting penalty for her misconduct.

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If Ellis wishes to reinstate her Colorado law license, she must file a petition.

Ellis, in a letter dated May 22, expressed her profound remorse and acknowledged the harm caused by her misconduct.

“I am not making this decision based on political calculations or out of any anger towards my former client. I want to make it clear that I am taking responsibility for my actions and my association with the harm caused to our nation during the post-election activities of 2020 on behalf of then-President Donald Trump,” she stated. “I acknowledge that I was wrong to be involved.”

In a gracious manner, she expressed her willingness to accept the suspension as a result and urged those who still hold the belief that the 2020 election was stolen to contemplate altering their stance.

“I will always uphold the truth, even if it means acknowledging my mistakes,” Ellis concluded.

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