Ex-Trump Lawyer Put Under Years-Long Suspension From Practicing Law After 2020 Election Mess

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Jenna Ellis, who was once a lawyer in former President Donald Trump’s corner as Trump and allies of his targeted the 2020 presidential election’s outcome, agreed to a three-year suspension from practicing law in Colorado after pleading guilty in an election-related criminal case in Georgia, reports said.

Ellis was among the defendants in the highly publicized, sweeping criminal case from Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis in Georgia that also named Trump himself as a defendant. The case remains active. Ellis did not receive any jail-time after admitting to a felony.

As highlighted by The Associated Press, the professional authorities in Colorado responsible for the present case against Ellis argued that her conduct “undermined the American public’s confidence in the presidential election process,” though they also noted that she was an “accessory” to the course of events rather than a “principal.” “While disbarment is the presumptive sanction for [Ellis’] misconduct, it is significant that her criminal culpability was due to her conduct as an accessory, not as a principal,” said portions of the case documents shared on social media by journalist Kyle Clark.

Ellis has distanced herself from Trump in the time following that post-2020 election period, when she worked with Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City-turned-ardent Trump supporter who’s definitely not retreated from Trump. The two of them showed up at some state-level proceedings around that time to push the idea of a systematic problem and supposedly necessary action.

Other legal figures around Trump have faced steeper professional consequences. Giuliani himself was suspended from practicing law what looks like it’s effectively indefinitely in both New York and Washington, D.C., after joining up with Trump’s cause in a Pennsylvania court proceeding. Also recently suspended in multiple jurisdictions was Trump-aligned legal figure John Eastman.