Colorado law license of former Trump attorney suspended for his role in trying to overturn 2020 election outcome

Jenna Ellis, a former attorney for former President Trump, has reached an agreement to suspend her law license in Colorado for a period of three years. This decision comes as a result of her involvement in efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

On Tuesday, the settlement between Ellis and Colorado’s Attorney Counsel was approved by a presiding disciplinary judge.

In October, Ellis admitted her 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 were indicted for participating in an unlawful conspiracy to maintain the former president’s position of power.

In March 2023, Colorado’s Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel censured her for making false statements about the 2020 presidential election on national television and Twitter.

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

Two watchdog groups sought to have her disbarred, but the settlement acknowledged that disbarment is the usual consequence for her misconduct. However, it clarified that her involvement in the wrongdoing was as an “accessory” rather than a principal.

According to the settlement, it is evident that she assisted and encouraged the false statements during the Georgia Senate Subcommittee meeting. However, she did not have any involvement in drafting or preparing those false statements.

The settlement acknowledges that she has shown remorse and has acknowledged the harm caused by her misconduct. It also highlights that she has taken significant and concrete measures to address and minimize the harm caused. As a result, the settlement deems a three-year suspension to be an appropriate disciplinary action.

If Ellis desires to regain her Colorado law license, she will need to submit a petition.

In her letter dated May 22, Ellis expressed her sincere remorse and took full responsibility for the harm caused by her misconduct.

“I am not making this decision based on political calculations, personal animosity towards my former client, or any other motives that some may use to undermine or discredit my statement. My intention is simple: I am accepting responsibility for my actions and my involvement in the post-election activities of 2020 on behalf of then-President Donald Trump, which have caused harm to this nation,” she stated. “I acknowledge that I made a mistake by being a part of it.”

In a humble acceptance, she expressed her willingness to embrace the suspension as a rightful consequence. Moreover, she encouraged individuals who continue to hold the belief that the 2020 election was stolen to contemplate altering their standpoint.

Ellis concluded by stating that she will always remain steadfast in standing up for the truth, even if it means acknowledging her own mistakes.

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