Colorado Court Suspends Jenna Ellis’s Law License for Three Years for 2020 Election Lies

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An attorney who helped former President Donald Trump spread falsehoods about voter fraud in Georgia in the 2020 presidential election is suspended from practicing law in the state of Colorado. 

The Colorado Supreme Court suspended Jenna Ellis’s law license for three years, effective July 2, in connection with her criminal case in Georgia. In October, Ellis pleaded guilty to a single felony count of aiding and abetting false statements and writings after she was charged along with Trump and others in an election subversion case in Fulton County, Georgia.  

As part of her plea deal in Georgia, Ellis was required to serve five years probation, complete 100 hours of community service, pay $5,000 in restitution, write an apology letter to the citizens of Georgia and testify in future trials of co-defendants in the case. At her plea hearing she reportedly expressed remorse for her actions, but also implied that she was misled by other attorneys.

After her plea, the Colorado Supreme Court’s Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel (OARC) filed new charges against Ellis in January, according to States United Democracy, a nonpartisan election advocacy group. Due to the criminal charges, Ellis violated Georgia’s rules of professional conduct for practicing lawyers, including being convicted of a felony, according to the Colorado court. 

The complaint cites the accusations in the Georgia indictment, such as the false statements Ellis made to members of the Georgia Senate at a Senate Judiciary committee meeting on Dec. 3, 2020, before the election was certified. 

In April, Ellis was also charged along with over a dozen other Trump allies in an Arizona indictment stemming from a plot to overturn the state’s presidential election results and falsely declare Trump the winner of the key battleground state. 

Ellis is among many former Trump attorneys who’ve been disciplined, criminally and professionally, for spreading lies about the 2020 election in an attempt to keep Trump in power. Another close campaign attorney, John Eastman, is also charged in the Arizona and Georgia indictments and pleaded not guilty in both cases. In March, a judge in California ruled that Eastman should be disbarred for his involvement in Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results. 

Read the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling here. 

Learn more about the Georgia election subversion case here.